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Managing Holiday Stress

“With the holiday season in full swing, it can be a joyous time. It can also be difficult — filled with struggles with grief, holiday blues, or heightened levels of stress,” Samaritan resident psychotherapist John Schaller says. “Whatever emotions the holidays stir, I think we all deserve a happy holiday. That often begins with being […]



KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE

Posted on by Jill Harp

  As we head into September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Samaritan Counseling Center wants to  reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with treatment that need services. Samaritan Counseling therapist Mari Krueger says, “Suicide is a difficult, sensitive topic for most but talking about it openly and becoming educated […]



Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Behaviors

Posted on by Jill Harp

Samaritan’s Connected Community Wellness Screen program provides emotional wellness screens to students throughout 10 community school systems. It is important for parents, schools and youth mentors to be aware that this year’s screenings are showing a prevalence of students engaging in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) behaviors. What is NSSI? It is self-inflicted harm to one’s body […]


Boosting Workplace and Personal Happiness

Samaritan Clinical Director Dr. Tracy Siebers recently held a brown bag lunch discussion with the Center’s staff.  Tracy shared ways we can increase happiness in our own lives and encourage clients to do the same. “Simply by expressing gratitude, among other small gestures, we can boost our happiness, personally and professionally,” Tracy suggested. Taking this […]


Reducing Poverty Through POINT

POINT (Poverty Outcomes & Improvement Network Team) is an initiative to improve poverty community wide. Thank you to the Basic Needs Giving Partners including the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc., U.S. Venture Open and Oshkosh Area Community Foundation for sponsoring this program.  It’s shifting the culture at Samaritan […]


“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” – Timbuk 3

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In the words of outgoing Samaritan Counseling Center Board President Gary Cebulski: Three years ago, if you would have told me that I’d be attending an Appleton Rotary Club meeting, viewing a panel of chief executives discussing questions on ethics, as an extension of a Samaritan-sponsored “Ethics In Business Summit”, I would have considered that […]


Employee Incentives Prompt Unethical Behavior? – Topic at Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit

Employee reward systems can be dangerous if not carefully constructed. Just ask senior leaders at Wells Fargo. The company will pay $185 million in penalties, according to this NPR story, as a result of its employee incentive program gone awry. Dangerous reward systems and three other ethical blind spots will be Dr. Ann Tenbrunsel’s focus as she […]