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Blog Entries - 'Counseling'

self-assessment screening

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I never really thought I was depressed. It just felt like a normal "down" feeling - something like I felt when I got a tough job review or someone said something negative about something I thought was a nice gesture.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Month

The world is dealing with a lot right now. Coronavirus has taken over lives - more accurately, it's upended them. And while we try to make sense of what our new "normal" will be, people are finding ways to cope with the

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Five things to consider when starting counseling

November 13, 2019  |  Addiction, Counseling, Mental health

When someone decides it's time to get some help for a mental health or addiction issue, or when they are told to do by a court, those first steps are truly tough. It's truly not an easy thing to tell yourself you need

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Anxiety

Help! Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

March 4, 2019  |  Anxiety, Counseling, Depression, Recovery, Treatment

A Gallup poll taken several years ago reported 8 in 10 Americans encounter stress in their daily lives. While stress is not always a bad thing, it still leads many people to wonder—at what point is “feeling stressed

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suicide prevention

Waynesville High students shine light on suicide prevention

Some students at Waynesville High School are on a mission of caring. Working with Guidance Counselor Cathy Joefreda, the kids set out to help their classmates learn to identify signs of suicide and how they can talk

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Peer Supporter Sarah Neff talks about her work

I know what it's like: a walk with a peer supporter

NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about peer supporters and their work with individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health issues.   There's no mistaking Sarah Neff's enthusiasm for her

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