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Changes in mood, speech and behavior can be warning signs of suicide
Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, largely due to stigma, but it’s more important than ever that we have open and honest conversations when we’re concerned about the mental health of a loved one. While there is no single cause for suicide, it is a preventable death ...
Even when things around us are uncertain, there are things that we can control
It's a go-to phrase to describe the COVID-19 pandemic – a time of "uncertainty." Do you bristle each time you hear that word? Our brain equates uncertainty and the unknown with danger, causing our stress reactions to kick in and anxiety levels to increase. It's important to remember that even...
The Village is helping clients through web-based services
In a matter of days, the COVID-19 outbreak changed the way we all work, live, and support one another. This is especially true at The Village, where therapy sessions, addiction treatment groups, financial counseling appointments, and other services quickly shifted from in person to online. Adoption and Pregnancy Social Worker...
Maintain self-care during trying times can feel like a balancing act
Many of us are trying to figure out how to work from home. The kids are out of school and adjusting to a new way of learning. We are separated physically from family and friends. Events you looked forward to have been cancelled or postponed, and the things you're used...
Telehealth appointments are secure and effective for mental health counseling
Life's stresses right now are unlike those we've ever known. That means it's more important than ever to stay connected with your therapist . For some people, it may be the first time they've felt the need to access mental health counseling or addiction treatment . In order to protect...