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Will You Give Up the “C” Word?

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Will You Give Up the “C” Word?

“Crazy Hair Day” at school.  “Crazy Daze Sale” at the mall.  “Crazy fast cars” on the Avenue.  “Crazy people” living at the homeless shelter.  “That’s crazy!”  If you pay attention, you’ll be amazed at how frequently you hear these comments.  Perhaps you’ll even catch yourself saying it.  So what? According to my Google search (www.google.com) […]



Samaritan receives accreditation

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley has been awarded Full Accreditation for November 2017 to November 2021, The Samaritan Institute, located in Denver, announced today. “Accreditation is a major accomplishment and demonstrates a Center’s commitment to excellence,” according to Robert Johnson, MS, LCSW, President/CEO for the Samaritan Institute, which is the headquarters for an […]


Into Every Life Some Snow Must Fall

At today’s meeting of Samaritan’s board of directors, board member Kathy Mahoney shared the following devotion, which she wrote. The original lyrics say rain, but I thought with our blizzard this weekend the snow was more appropriate. Of course, the snow represents a problem or difficulty or issue each of us will have to deal […]




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 […]