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Chosen Families, Reunite!

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Pride Month: June 2021 John Schaller, MS, NCC, LPC June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate and support LGBTQ people and their allies. Pride Month 2021 also coincides with the beginning of our nation’s re-emergence from the pandemic. That’s why this year’s Pride Month will have a very special meaning for people who’ve been […]


THRIVE Calumet

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CALUMET COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECEIVE LANDMARK GRANTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THRIVE Calumet School-Based Screenings and Counseling Services launches A coalition of five Calumet County school districts will begin to offer school-based mental health screening and counseling services this spring thanks to a $231,544 grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation […]


When Anxiety Leads to Suicidality

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Catching and Challenging Automatic Anxious Thoughts Can Stop a Downward Spiral Elysabeth Meehan, LCSW, Samaritan Counseling Center For a long time, now, people have spoken of the connection between depression and its potential lead-up to thoughts of suicide. Depression is an overwhelming sense of sadness and doom. A person with depression can’t see the sun […]


Strength is Within You, Around You

A Tool for Building Resilience for Difficult Times Wendy Neyhard, MS, Wellness Screen Learning and Development Specialist, a program of Samaritan Counseling Center Sources of Strength is an evidenced-based wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention and also impacts issues of substance abuse and violence. Sources of Strength is most often implemented as a school-based […]


Calming the Storm

TIPS FOR SOOTHING ANXIETY FOR KIDS Becky Stellmacher, Guest Blogger, Former Samaritan Therapist Self-Soothing When an infant is upset, a parent can often soothe him or her. When a child or teen needs calming, a parent can help by teaching him or her how to self soothe. It is important to remember that whatever sensory […]


A CELEBRATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN

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MAKE THE BEST OF OUR TIME TOGETHER Becky Stellmacher, MSE, MS, LPC, Child and Adolescent Counselor, SCC Writing for the this blog post began during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed writing about the Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) to share ideas about how to enrich our relationships with the young people in our […]


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