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3/13/2020
The spread of the coronavirus can increase our anxiety levels
The breaking news alerts are endless. It's all anyone can talk about around the water cooler. All the uncertainty and information overload is distressing. You are not alone. As our communities deal with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is...
2/28/2020
Phones make our lives easier but can be problematic
By Kathryn Davis Tidd, MSW, LICSW | Counselor | The Village Family Service Center Smart phones have made our lives easier in so many ways, you may feel like you can't live without your device. Odds are, you're reading this article on one right now! Technology is a part of...
2/23/2020
Fall and winter can bring on symptoms of seasonal depression or SAD
By Andrea Rognlien, 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...
2/6/2020
Selecting a leader based on technical skills may be detrimental to an organization's growth
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute When I train companies and organizations on hiring the right people, I talk about hiring for fit rather than skills . I ask the question, “Is the best person on paper always the best employee?” Inevitably the overwhelming consensus...
1/29/2020
A compassionate caregiver is an important tool for kids dealing with anxiety
Fear. Worry. Anger or irritation. Insomnia. Anxiety can have many faces. Sometimes, it’s the face of your child. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue of childhood and adolescence, the Child Mind Institute reports. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 7.1% of kids ages...