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Will You Be Our Giving Hearts Day Valentine?
1/14/2019
Count me to be a Giving Heart on February 14, 2019
One month from today is Giving Hearts Day 2019 ! Each year, the generosity shown during this annual 24-hour online giving event grows. This truly is the most generous region on the planet! For The Village, this event means more people can access counseling services . More children can be...
When Bad Winter Days are SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder
1/2/2019
Fall and winter can bring on symptoms of seasonal depression or SAD
By Andrea Hanson, MS, NCC | EAP Counselor | The Village The change in seasons can do more than alter the weather, it can also affect our mood. Starting in the fall and into the winter season, the days are shorter and usually less sunny. For some individuals, the change...
Staying Sober During the Holidays
12/20/2018
Plan ahead for holiday parties and long breaks to stay sober and avoid relapsing
By Shanelle Claeys | First Step Recovery Christmas parties, New Year's Eve celebrations, and other get-togethers this time of year can be difficult for people in recovery. The stress of the holidays, old habits, and family traditions that involve alcohol can create high-risk situations for relapse. That's one reason why...
Divorce Do's and Don'ts
12/7/2018
Divorce is difficult for everyone. Parents can take steps to ease the transition for children.
Divorce is difficult for everyone in the family. Kelly Olson , The Village's Chief Clinical Officer, suggests some things to do – and not do – when a marriage is ending that are in the best interest of your children. Do's: Allow your child to love your ex unconditionally without...
Helping Those Who Struggle with Mental Health
12/3/2018
If you're worried a friend is dealing with mental health issues, reach out and ask if they are OK.
By Darren Carter | EAP Counselor | The Village It can be an uncomfortable position when someone we know is struggling with mental health and we don’t know what to say to them. Part of you wants to check in with them, but another part of you might be anxious...