Stress Less

We all need to find our “happy place” sometimes. Whether that’s a real place or just a state of mind, the programs, tips and information below can help you find yours.

Verdant Programs

Strengthening Families Program


Diabetes Prevention Program

Program funded: Beginning in 2018

Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know that they have it. This statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alarming. At the Verdant Health Commission, we want to help our community members identify if they are at risk of developing diabetes and find support to prevent or manage it.

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Falls Prevention Program


Behavioral Health Program

Program funded: February 2015 – February 2017

Coordinated by Community Health Center of Snohomish (CHC) and two behavioral health partners – Center for Human Services and Integrative Psychological and Social Services (iPASS) – this program links CHC patients to mental health support.

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Tips & Info



Asian American Mental Health and the ‘Model Minority’ Myth

Based on data from www.MHAScreening.org, we know that Asian Americans are least likely to have a history of diagnosis even though 57% of those who completed a mental health screen scored moderately to severely depressed. Asian Americans are also three times less likely to seek mental health services. But we’re not alone.

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Dealing with trauma

It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals that make you more alert. This is called the “flight or fight” response. But the brain’s response to frightening events can also lead to chronic problems.

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Yoga: Fight stress and find serenity

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. And almost anyone can do it.

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Screen time and its impact on youth

Do you know how much time youth spend on phones or other devices? What about TV? (The answer is, on average, 6.5 hours per day.) How is this time spent staring at screens impacting their health? Parenting a teenager today is different than it was 20 or even 10 years ago.

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