Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Show 115 Farmers Need Help and More Apps for Symptom Management

Coming back from a head cold. Lots of news items to cover, the proposed post-partum depression bill in California. a federal bill to provide mental health services to farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers, a book, and an app or two. Life is what it is but there are ways to make your body feel more comfortable.




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KCRB story about the possibility of a California bill to require doctors to perform a mental health test on their patients before and after giving birth.

Katherine Stone has a website that is devoted to issues about post-partum depression and treatment options called PostPartum Progress. Really good stuff about symptoms, treatment options and support.

Via FarmAid.org, a post about a bill to support mental health treatment in farm and rural areas of the United States. The the name of the bill is Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act (H.R. 5259).

How to Stop Freaking the %#$@ Out When Deep Breathing Doesn’t Work by Erin Pash and Kyle Keller. There is also an Amazon page where the book can be purchased.

I've mentioned the Simply Noise app before but this time want to point to the download section where you for a very small amount of money, can purchase the specific sound noise that meets your needs. Special shout out to brown noise, which seems to draw more yarns that is normal for this time of day.

Dan Harris 10% Healthier is geared to those folks that want and need the benefits of meditation without what they would refer to as the "bells and woo-woo." The app is available for iOS and Android users. Those of us on Windows Phones or on limited data plans can access the web version. There is a free section but there are also in-app purchases opportunities.

If money is an issue there are accessible meditation resources, The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness has a number of mindfulness stress reduction audio files on a variety of topic. Those with limited plans might want to download the files onto your desktop and then transfer to your media device.

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