Mental Health Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

Help and Healing Through Therapy

More than 40 years of abuse left Yvette lost. She had never experienced a healthy relationship. She viewed herself as powerless, unworthy and unable to escape. With guidance from a United Way-supported agency, she found the strength the break the cycle of abuse and empower other women to do the same.Continue Reading

The Truth About Mental Illness

Approximately 1 in 5 adult Americans experience some form of mental illness in a given year, and only half seek treatment. People dismiss treatment for a number of reasons. Some may not realize they have a condition, may be embarrassed by it, or lack the finances for help. Another reason is stigma. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Reduce Your Stress Level

School is just around the corner bringing another year of driving to practice, making daily lunches, helping with homework and more. Getting back into the grind of things after a relaxing summer can be difficult and raise the question: how can I do it all without reaching my breaking point?

Here are five simple, effective ways to start managing your stress today that will ultimately help lead to a healthier lifestyle:Continue Reading

Stress and 8 Ways to Manage It

“I’m stressed” is unfortunately a phrase commonly used in our bustling society. With the juggling of family, friends, relationships, work, finances, holidays and much more — how can we do it all without reaching our breaking point? Connie Fisher, the…Continue Reading