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It's important for caregivers to keep calm when talking to kids about something scary or unfamiliar
Everyone's talking about it, including your kids. But how do you explain something as potentially scary and nebulous as COVID-19 to a child? Kathryn Dahlstrom , MS, LMFT, with The Village’s Moorhead office, said in a recent interview that it’s important for adults to keep calm when having conversations about...
Anxiety can be contagious
By Kim Douglas, MS, LPCC | Outpatient Therapist | The Village Family Service Center Nonstop news and headlines about the coronavirus, mass disruptions to our schedules, sold out shelves of toilet paper, water, and flu meds have many of us on edge. This is understandable. “Social contagion” is the spread...
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...
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...
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...