5 Self-Help Strategies for Depression

"In 2016, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode – 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults. But with appropriate professional and self-help strategies, recovery from depression is possible. Self-help for depression can help alleviate symptoms and put someone on the path to recovery. Here are 5 self-help strategies for depression: Exercise. Both aerobic exercise like walking or jogging and anaerobic exercise like weight lifting can help alleviate symptoms of depression. Relaxation training. Focusing on tensing and relaxing muscle groups methodically can help a person with depression relax voluntarily. You can find some guided relaxation training

Sherburne County Parks Go Tobacco-Free

The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to make county parks tobacco free. The vote means that Bridgeview Park Reserve (Big Lake Township), Grams Regional Park (Zimmerman), Island View Regional Park (Clear Lake), and Oak Savanna Park (Becker Township) join the list of tobacco-free parks in Minnesota. Sherburne County residents can now enjoy the benefits of tobacco-free environments in the parks listed above along with all parks in the cities of Elk River and Zimmerman. To learn about additional tobacco-free outdoor recreational policies by city/county, view the Tobacco-Free Park Directory here. ![endif]--


"Let’s face it—our kids are exposed to lots of media that is pure junk. Media frequently paints a world filled with such intense negativity— people out to impress, people out for themselves, people out to hurt others...the list goes on and on. So how to expose kids to media that has positive messages but is not overly sappy? To find media that is real and meaningful? In my completely unbiased view, I think documentaries make for great media. Okay, I am biased because I am one of many people who make documentaries. Documentaries can so beautifully grip one's heart while bringing awareness to a great variety of topics. I think it is so important that kids know about this diversity of issues. I

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