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Close up of a child's eyes
When something bad happens to us, the whole body remembers it. Negative thoughts can get stuck in places where talk therapy just can’t reach. Kids might not be able to express traumatic or disturbing memories – “icky” or “mixed up” thoughts and feelings, as Grand Forks Village therapist Janet Amundson...
An intake session is the first appointment you'll have when you see a counselor.
Sometimes uncertainty stops us from seeking help. Knowing what to expect can put your mind at ease and make taking that next step easier. In this video, Counselor Katie Figuerres explains what happens when you contact The Village for an appointment, and what that first intake session is like. If...
Impulsive spending can become compulsive and lead to debt
You grab a candy bar at the cash register, or unexpectedly swing into the coffee shop drive-thru. You were just going to browse at the mall until you saw that pair of shoes. You didn't really need that new tech gadget, but it was such a good deal. Everyone has...
Hands join together in support.
Each May, The Village celebrates 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. In honor of that, here are 31 tips from Mental Health America – one for each day...
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 | EAP Clinical Supervisor | The Village After a long, harsh winter, we warmly welcome the summer months! This season provides us several opportunities to practice good mental health. Here are some tips to improve your mental health and make the most of the summer: Get outdoors:...