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Reach out and support others during difficult times
At some point, we all "get by with a little help from our friends." And at other times, we're the one supporting a friend in need. Having a strong social support system improves our mental health outcomes and our resiliency, or the ability to bounce back from stressful events. "While...
Father and son play with rockets
In his short life, Xavier * experienced so much trauma . His parents battled substance use disorders, which caused him and his siblings to be neglected. Child Protective Services became involved, and Xavier lived in several foster homes before moving in with his adoptive family at age 5. As a...
Looking at difficult times as a source of strength can help build resiliency.
At some point in our lives we all experience loss. It may be the end of a relationship, being let go from a job, losing a home, or the death of a loved one. Living through a pandemic comes with a lot of losses – upheavals to our routine, cancelled...
Take steps to protect your finances during times of financial uncertainty
By Alicia Kellebrew | NFCC Certified Financial Professional | The Village Financial Resource Center In my seven years as a financial counselor I have met with thousands of clients to discuss where they are on their financial journey and where they would like to be. Many times, the timing of...
Identifying toxic influences in our lives and creating boundaries is good for our mental and physical health.
Some people make us feel bad about ourselves. When we spend time with them, we might engage in destructive behaviors. They don't bring out the best in us. These people are toxic influences . According to Mental Health America , 84% of women and 75% of men report having had...