Mental Health

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the prevalence of child abuse, provide prevention and early intervention to child abuse, provide assessment and reporting tools, and develop resources to help children and families heal...

Would You Know If You Have OCD?

Would You Know If You Have OCD?

Are your thoughts and behaviors affecting your quality of life? If so, you may have OCD. It's normal to sometimes think about the same thing over and over. Or to go back and double check that you locked the door or turned off the light. But if you have uncontrolled...

Social Workers are Essential

Social Workers are Essential

March is National Social Work Month, and this year, the National Association of Social Workers has chosen the theme of Social Workers are Essential. What do you think of when you hear the term “social worker?” It is a phrase we all have heard and yet there are some...

Staying Connected When Disconnected

Staying Connected When Disconnected

During these current unpredictable times of COVID 19, staying connected has been more important than ever. We as human beings have a natural need for connection that shows up in many ways in our lives. From the underlying needs associated with driving behaviors to our...

Connection Seeking Not Attention Seeking

Connection Seeking Not Attention Seeking

The phrase “attention seeking” gets a bad rap. We hear “attention seeking” and think of vindictive or manipulative behaviors, particularly in children. We think that this means that the behavior the person is doing should be ignored or minimized. But what if we...