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What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy

Art therapy is an important and increasingly valued tool used by counselors. The people that can benefit from art therapy are endless; children with ADHD, patients with Dimentia to inmates in prison. It lets the person explore their feelings and experiences through creating their own art. This opens them up for another way to begin […]

Warning Signs of Relapse

Relapse Warning Signs

What are the warning signs of a relapse? Did you know that up to 90% of those in recovery are likely to relapse at least once over a four year period? The beginning signs of a relapse are subtle, but slowly increase. It’s important to understand each part and what to do. There are many […]

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is known as a type of depression that comes around during certain times of the year, like when seasons change. Symptoms include changes in appetite or weight, changes in sleep and fatigue – similar to clinical depression. Seasonal affective disorder might be confusing to differentiate from other types of depression, but […]

What is Problem Gambling?

Problem Gambling

There is a fine line between gambling occasionally and having it become a problem. People from all walks of life are affected by gambling disorder. Gambling stimulates the brain’s reward system like alcohol and other drugs, and can easily get out of control. With the internet, apps on smartphones and many local establishments have gaming […]

Holiday Stress and Mental Health

Holiday Stress

While there is joy and wonder around the holidays, there can also be stress. Keeping up with cheer, maintaining our relationships and celebrating are examples of holiday stress. There are many factors that contribute to or worsen pre-existing mental health challenges. These issues can also be exacerbated with health issues that might be triggered by […]

Treatments for Depression Explained

mental health disorders

There are many different treatments for mental health disorders like depression. It can make it confusing when seeking treatment. The most common form of depression is called Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This diagnosis is given when someone has experienced debilitating symptoms of sadness for more than two weeks. The most important thing to remember about […]

Overcoming Stigma: Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities in children At least 1 in 5 children across the United States have a learning disability. Not surprisingly, a lack of understanding increases the time it takes for children to get help. This help is important to improve their school and work performance. Many of these are neuro-developmental and have a neurological basis. […]

Winter Warmth Results

SURV winter warmth drive

Our first Winter Warmth Drive has wrapped up and we have some amazing results! Thank you to everyone for your generous giving and support of our Winter Warmth Drive! We collected dozens of bags and bins totaling 1065 items including: 57 pairs of gloves, 97 hats, 124 Jackets, 126 Blankets and 212 pairs of socks. […]

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