International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders across the world. Approximately 16 million people in the United States alone suffer from depression and nearly a third of the population experiences depression in their lifetime. What is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day? International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day recognizes the struggle of those […]

Winter Warmth In Kind Drive

Winter Warmth In-Kind Drive

We are holding our Winter Warmth in-kind drive for the month of November just in time for rapidly decreasing temperatures. Help us give the gift of warmth to our community members. According to The Columbian in May of this year, a one-night count in Clark County found a 21% increase in homelessness since last year. […]

World Kindness Day is November 13th

Internationally, November 13th is observed as World Kindness Day. While World Kindness Day is only once a year, the goal is to help people create habits of kindness that can be sustained throughout the year. How Can you Make an Impact? There are many things that people can do on World Kindness Day. Three acts […]

Genetics and Mental Health

Mental health disorders have multiple complex causes. Often there is not just one cause. It is still important to be mindful of all the factors that can impact us and our mental health. It is just as easy to blame genetics for our problems as it is to disregard its influence on our lives. The […]

Mental Health and the Elderly

When we think of the challenges faced by the elderly we often think of common problems like Alzheimer’s, hypertension or diabetes. However the elderly also face higher rates of depression and anxiety. Men over the age of 55 have the highest suicide rate of any other age group. Yet only 1 in 3 of the […]

Understanding Tourette’s and Tic Syndrome

Tourette’s and Tic Syndrome are characterized by involuntary and uncontrollable movements or speech patterns or repetitive behaviors. Historically, tic disorders have been misunderstood and stigmatized because of the uncontrollable nature of the tics. Since they can occur at inopportune moments it can make being out in public difficult. Symptoms of Tourette’s and Tic Syndrome Some […]

Pregnant and Parenting Women Receive Baby Basics Gift

Last October marked the opening of our Pregnant and Parenting Women’s Residential Treatment Program. This unique substance use treatment program allows mother’s to care for their children while receiving treatment, mental health services, parenting and basic life skills classes, family support and therapeutic childcare. Residents can stay at the Women’s Recovery Center (home to the […]

Understanding Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are identified as patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that cause distress to the individual or affect their quality of life. While we might see parts of personality disorders within all of us, it is important to note that all disorders are normal behaviors or feelings taken to an extreme that is debilitating […]

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