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Empathy and Connection Can Reduce Suicide Risk
6/11/2018
Nearly all individuals thinking about suicide do reach out for help.
( Editor's Note: Stephanie Schafer of The Village Business Institute wrote the following op/ed piece for The Forum newspaper in light of recent, high-profile suicides and studies indicating increased suicide rates) We read the sad, startling headlines, and it seems like suicide is showing up in the media more than...
A Month Full of Mental Health Tips
5/31/2018
Hands join together in support.
Throughout the month of May, The Village celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health and to battle against the stigma associated with mental health issues. Each day on Twitter , we shared a tip to your improve mental wellbeing from...
6 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health This Summer
5/29/2018
Sitting on a dock by a lake is one way you can get outdoors, and a good place to reflect on life.
By Darren Carter Village EAP Counselor After a long, harsh winter, let’s warmly welcome June! Summer provides us several opportunities to practice good mental health. Here are some tips to improve your mental health and make the most of this summer: Get outdoors: Exposure to the sun is the most...
A Joy-ful Giver: Supporting The Village's Greatest Needs
5/21/2018
Joy Query’s father took night classes to work his way through higher education. He valued education and wanted to ensure that others had access to opportunities like he did. So every month he gave a donation to a boarding school in England that helped underprivileged boys. His example wasn’t lost...
Empowering Parents by Expanding Access to a Proven Therapy
5/9/2018
Heather Siek is a therapist at The Village's Moorhead office and provides PCIT to families.
When parents come to The Village for Parent Child Interaction Therapy, they’re exhausted, overwhelmed, and at a loss for what to do. “They feel like they are always walking on eggshells with their children,” says Nicole Sayre , a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with The Village’s Alexandria office. “When...