Good mental health isn’t the absence of mental health struggles. Physical and emotional stress can trigger chemical changes in the brain. Coping skills help reduce stress and promote good mental health. Here are some tips to boost mood and increase happiness.
Nicole L. Cvetnic McClatchy
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PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.
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Before the band's show at Golden 1 Center, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds jams with pediatric patients at "Sophie's Place," a music therapy room at Sutter Children's Center on October 3, 2017.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, gave a full-throated endorsement of Senate Bill 562, a proposed universal health care bill that stalled in the Legislature because Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said it lacked a financing plan. Newsom, running for governor in 2018, was speaking to the annual convention of the California Nurses Association Union in San Francisco on Sept. 22, 2017. The group has endorsed him.