Avoid The Cabin Fever: Things To Do in Quarantine

Sammy Rich on Mar 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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Cabin fever is no joke. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, staying cooped up inside can take a serious toll on your mental health. A sudden change in routine can also cause massive stress, and coupled with the uncertainty lingering in the air right now, the feeling of anguish can easily become overwhelming. During these times, focusing your energy into something productive can help curb these feelings of unease.

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“Hands Clean”, “No Scrubs”, “Staying Alive”, and More: Are You Washing Your Hands Properly?

Sammy Rich on Mar 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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It is important now more than ever to keep yourself safe, and the best way to prevent spread of infection is by practicing good hygiene. Making sure you have the proper handwashing technique is crucial.

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Sugar: Not As Sweet As You'd Think

Brenna Hassing on Jan 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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Ah, the new year: that inevitable time of the year where your jeans are fitting tighter than usual after the abundance of rich holiday food. Whether you prefer the sweet or savory foods that fill holiday gatherings, you may just find yourself craving more after you have sworn you’ve had the last bite.

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Faces of CEWT: How Much You Care

Sammy Rich on Nov 4, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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At Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT), we appoint instructors with insightful work experience in their respective fields. Having experienced instructors provides current industry practices that inform students more fully. Faces of CEWT highlights some of our finest instructors and staff to give you insight into the ‘sweet’ people who work here.

Everybody has heard the phrase ‘Find a job you love and you won’t work a day in your life’, but it’s harder to find someone who has found a career they love. For Megan Davis, RN, she has done just that by going into nursing and working as an instructor to teach future nurses.
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Plant-Based Meat: Fad or the Future?

Sammy Rich on Oct 21, 2019 11:05:03 AM

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I have been a vegetarian for seven years now. And no, I don’t miss bacon. Or burgers. Or chicken. In that time, however, I have kept a keen eye on the rise in popularity of meat alternatives.

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Finding Strength Through Resiliency

Sammy Rich on Sep 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff, speaks with RaeLyn Price, Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT)’s Health Programs Coordinator, during the recording of CEWT’s podcast, CEWT Talk.

Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m located at 777 Memorial Drive in the R.F.C Building # 48 on the ISU Campus.

Attendees will learn about local and regional mental health resources through lectures on relevant mental health issues, including suicide prevention, crisis recognition, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and more.

One of the speakers will be Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff and local school resource officer. He will be speaking about the positive effects exercise can have on those who have experienced mental health problems, addiction, or childhood abuse.

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Why You Should Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Sammy Rich on Sep 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM

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No matter who you are from the seasoned athlete, to someone who shudders at the thought of stepping on a treadmill anyone can bust a move and have fun doing so. More than its fun factor, though, dancing has some special benefits that you might not have given much thought to.

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Southeast Idaho Crisis Center Offers A New Solution

Sammy Rich on Aug 5, 2019 1:45:18 PM

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For years, Idaho has been in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to a report from the CDC and NCHS, Idaho’s suicide mortality rate has remained within the top 10 highest in the nation for over 4 years, with the state reaching the 5th highest in 2017.

A lack of proper resources for mental health and/or substance abuse has been one reason accredited for these high numbers. In January 2019’s State of the State, Gov. Brad Little stated that there is a “clear nexus” between mental health and substance abuse, and encouraged intervention to be made in those two areas.

One such method of intervention has been the introduction of Behavioral Crisis Centers across the state.

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CEWT to Host Upcoming Mental Health Resource Fair

Sammy Rich on Jul 3, 2019 9:11:00 AM

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Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair.

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Mental Health Highlights: Making a Difference

Sammy Rich on Mar 6, 2019 1:10:52 PM

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about one in five veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) or depression. Additionally, around 20 veterans lose their life to suicide each day.

Veterans are more likely to be affected by mental disorders because of their proximity to tragedy. For many, it can be difficult for them to reach out for the help that they need.

That is why mental health professionals like Darshan Soske have dedicated their careers to helping veterans. For Soske, the director of the Vet Center in Pocatello, providing veterans and their families the help they need is more than just a career, it is a mission.

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