Women’s Mental Health

Sassy Shirtz is appreciative of womenshealth.gov for the wonderful and educational literature they have provided to us. We want to share with our Sassy Friends all that we can to assist in your continued health and happiness.

Here are some tools and resources provided by womenshealth.gov

Freeze Frame, One-Minute Stress Management (Institute for HeartMath). – This tool focuses on teaching a technique to control and more effectively respond to stress. Researchers have found that this technique reduces blood pressure and stabilizes heart rhythms, and users report a sense of calm and guidance in their decision-making. This tool focuses more on controlling and dealing effectively with day-to-day stressors to improve overall quality of life as opposed to avoidance of negative outcomes like depression. Visit: www.heartmath.org/index.html

Positive Psychological Interventions That Increase Happiness (Seligman, Steen, and Peterson). – The authors describe and test five potential interventions to increase happiness. Each intervention is theorized not only to cause a temporary increase in happiness but also to be able to produce long-term gains in happiness. The interventions themselves range in content. Visit: www.psych.upenn.edu/seligman/articleseligman.pdf

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