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September is National AODA Recovery Month


September is National AODA Recovery Month


Author Archives: Lisa Strandberg

Wellness Screen Stars in re:TH!NK’s July 2016 Video

Winnebago County Public Health’s re:TH!NK program has been a great partner to Samaritan Counseling Center in the recent past. You can feel that partnership in re:TH!NK’s latest video. The video, anchored by Winnebago County public health educator Emily Dieringer (in green), features a segment on Samaritan’s Connected Community Wellness Screen program presented by executive director […]

Westward Ho, Mental Health Ministry?

Samaritan therapist Doug Bisbee and development director Lisa Strandberg were super-excited to meet this morning with Beth Clay, executive director of the NEW Mental Health Connection, and DaNita Carlson, Wood Co. public health educator, to share news of our growing Mental Health Ministry Initiative. DaNita is dreaming about doing similar work in her neck of the […]

Making Mental Wellness A Priority

Samaritan is so proud to be a partner in the Hortonville Area School System’s E3 program. We’re even prouder that the program is featured on the front page of today’s Post-Crescent in an excellent article by Katherine Lymn. Kudos to district administrator Heidi Schmidt for her vision and advocacy for mental wellness among students, and […]

Faith Leaders: Get Great Trauma Training in May

In October, 70 faith leaders learned about the Mental Health Ministry Initiative (MHMI) at a luncheon hosted by LEAVEN. This collaborative effort of Samaritan, NAMI Fox Valley and the NEW Mental Health Connection equips faith leaders to minister effectively and spiritually to mental health needs. On Thurs., May 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, MHMI will continue this important work […]

Comfort for the Spirit

For years now, stitchers at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Appleton have created beautiful prayer shawls for our clients. Now we have a new way of matching just the right prayer shawl with just the right client. In the past, a counselor would choose a prayer shawl for a client for whom such a […]