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5/1/2020
Tools to thrive for positive mental health
It’s important to have the right tools for the job. When a worldwide pandemic turns our jobs, schools, social life and family dynamics upside down, we need the tools to thrive. In honor of May being Mental Health Month, Mental Health America is offering a #Tools2Thrive toolkit to increase resiliency,...
4/21/2020
Being cooped up with family and social distancing creates additional stresses for families
Many families are spending more time at home – together – than they likely ever have. While the COVID-19 pandemic and the related stay-at-home orders create the opportunity for more quality time (Monopoly, anyone?), they also present challenges. With the stress that comes with social distancing and being cooped up...
4/17/2020
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 ...
4/14/2020
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...
4/7/2020
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...