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Happy Friday! We hope you had an awesome week. BK Sicard, Human Resource Director, recognizes that World Mental Health Day was this previous Monday. She shares thoughts and facts from various Mental Health organizations.

Check out Kelly Wendlandt’s podcast this week! He interviews Tim Anderson, the founder of our charity partner Ace in the City!

Monday, October 10 was World Mental Health Day 2022

By BK Sicard, Human Resource Director


Do you know of someone struggling with their mental health? With World Mental Health Day being recognized this week, it gives us all an opportunity to reflect on how we and those around us are feeling. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

Six Tips for Maintaining Mental Well-Being


One of the best things that you can do to preserve your mental well-being is to stick to a routine. Maintaining as much normalcy as possible with your daily routine can help lift your mood by reducing the stress and anxiety that can come with an unorganized schedule.


This goes hand in hand with sticking to a routine. Breaking your normal sleep routine can have negative effects on your overall mental well-being, so try to stick to your typical sleep schedule.


Try to get outside periodically throughout the day; even just spending time in your backyard or taking a walk around the block can be helpful. Being outside helps to promote higher levels of vitamin D, which the body makes when skin is directly exposed to the sun. Many people are deficient in vitamin D, so exercising outside can be a great way to correct that.


Maintaining social connections is important for your well-being. Sometimes socializing can seem overwhelming but having the support of friends and family can actually reduce stress and improve your mood. A phone call with a family member, a chat with a neighbor over the fence or a cup of coffee with a friend can have positive effects. Research shows that social connections are not only good for your mental health, but your physical health as well.


It can be easy to become overwhelmed by watching the news, especially when there are disturbing events happening in the world. While it’s important to be informed, you should not obsess over the news. Instead of monitoring the news all day, consider checking for updates once or twice a day.


Taking five minutes a day to write down the things you’re grateful for has been proven to lower stress levels and can help you change your mindset from negative to positive. It’s important to build time into your routine to practice positivity or express gratitude, to improve your mindset and boost your mood.


If you have concerns about your mental well-being, please contact your mental health professional or use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national helpline by calling 800-662-HELP (4357).

Take the following true/false quiz to see how much you know about mental health and how to handle various situations that may arise with someone struggling with their mental health.

  1. It is not a good idea to ask if someone is feeling suicidal because you might put the idea in his or her head.
  2. Schizophrenia is one of the most common mental disorders.
  3. If someone has a traumatic experience, it is best to make her talk about it as soon as possible.
  4. Males complete suicide four times more frequently than females.
  5. Anti-depressant medication works right away.
  6. A first-aider can distinguish a panic attack from a heart attack.
  7. Exercise can help relieve depression and anxiety disorder.
  8. It is best not to try to reason with people having delusions.
  9. People who talk about suicide don’t attempt suicide.
  10. Psychosis is a lifelong illness.



  1. False- Asking someone directly about his suicidal feelings will often lower his anxiety level and act as a deterrent. Your concern may allow the person to feel less lonely or isolated and perhaps a bit relieved.
  2. False – Anxiety, depression and substance abuse are the most common types of mental disorders diagnosed among U.S.Adults.
  3. False- Do not force the person to talk. If the person wants to talk, don’t interrupt to share your own feelings, or experiences or opinions. Encourage the person to see a mental health professional.
  4. True- Males tend to choose more violent and thus more lethal suicide methods.
  5. False- Some medications may take days or weeks to begin working.
  6. False- Many of the symptoms are similar, including: heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pain and nausea. If unsure, seek professional medical help.
  7. True- Exercise can help a person relax. Also, endorphins released during exercise can improve a person’s mood.
  8. True- Delusions seem real to those expeiencing them. Trying to talk them out of what they perceive as real isn’t likely to help. Instead saying “I hear you’re scared about _______. That must be hard. May I help you?
  9. False- Although suicide can be an impulsive act, it is often thought out and communicated to others – but people miss or ignore the clues.
  10. False- Psychosis is a category of symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc. With proper diagnosis and treatment, many individuals will improve or experience a complete remission of symptoms.


Source: Answers were provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Psychology Today.

For more information on the Council’s Mental Health First Aid class, visit

Mental Health First Aid is a national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use.

Welcome to Logisolve

Check out who is joining us in October!


Sandeep G – Business Transformation/Sr. BA

Dean R – Business Transformation/Sr. PM

Fabian A – Digital Solutions/SQL-Data Developer

Milan S – Data Transformation/Sr. QA

Justin V – Business Transformation/Sr. BSA/Digital Product Owner

Available Positions

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Sr. QA Lead – highly desired Financial/Insurance industry experience – local to MN – hybrid

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Sr. BA – hybrid – St. Cloud

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Business Analyst/Oracle ERP Functional Administrator – hybrid (MN) – FTE, contract to hire, contract


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Application Support Lead – local to MN – hybrid – contract to hire


DevOps Engineer – informatica – Azure-remote

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