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Making the Case for Elementary Age Mental Health Screening

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Making the Case for Elementary Age Mental Health Screening

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Making the Case for Elementary Age Mental Health Screening

How to Respond to Parent Questions By Amy D’Addario, MS, CSW, SAC, Connected Community Wellness Screen Site Coordinator, On-Site Clinician at Samaritan Counseling Center In the same way we monitor a child’s physical wellness, it is important to monitor mental wellness. Mental wellness enables children to think clearly, develop socially, and learn new skills. It […]


The Meaning of World Kindness Day

The Meaning of World Kindness Day Plus 10 Ideas for Small Acts of Kindness on Any Day By Missy Klosterman, MSW, APSW, Resident Therapist at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley World Kindness Day was established in 1998 in Tokyo and has since taken hold of hearts and minds all over the world. Celebrated […]


Today Can Be the Day You Take a Stand

Seven Ways to Combat Domestic Violence By Dr. Tracy Siebers, Ed.D., LPC, Clinical Director at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley Nearly two in three corporate executives (63%) say domestic violence is a major problem in our society, and more than half (55%) cite its harmful impact on productivity in their companies.1 What do […]


We Do Weekly Devotions

Sustaining the Spirit in Spiritually-Integrated Mental Health Care At Samaritan Counseling Center, our mission is to provide spiritually integrated mental health care to the people in the communities we serve. This means we take seriously each person’s faith and spiritual practices, and if they are willing, integrate these beliefs into their mental wellness care. In […]


Recommended Quit Lit for Recovery Month

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Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the recovery. In honor of those in recovery or battling active addictions, we want to recognize the wonderful possibilities of a life well-lived free of alcohol and other substance use […]


Featured at Solihten National Conference

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Samaritan’s Wellness Screen Serves as Example, Resource The annual conference of the Solihten Institute, Samaritan Counseling Center’s accrediting organization, was held in Denver August 1-3, 2019. Executive Director Rosangela Berbert and Wellness Screen Program Director Jen Parsons attended to learn and network with colleagues. Jen presented a three-hour workshop for agencies across the country who […]


How to Save a Life

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Suicide Prevention is Within Each Person: How You Can Help? The loss of a person to suicide is especially tragic. For those left behind, the experience is complicated by added layers of guilt, shame, anger, and confusion. People left behind after a suicide are at higher risk for developing major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and […]


We Have Friends for Reasons and Seasons

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By Becky Stellmacher, MSE, MS, LPC, Child and Adolescent Counselor at Samaritan Counseling Center When you’re young, friends can be easy to find; friendship seems “easy-peasy”—then you and your friends get older. Young girls may have BFFs wearing necklaces that identify them as “Best Friends Forever,” until one gets mad and forever becomes never. Young […]



The Importance of Cultural Competence

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July is National Minority Mental Health Month By Dr. Tracy Siebers, Clinical Director July is a special month set aside in our realm of work to recognize the special challenges and rewards associated with providing mental health care to people who are members of minority groups. National Minority Mental Health Month was established in 2008 […]