Articles tagged with: Mental Health

17July

Why Group Therapy? From a Client’s Perspective

Why Group Therapy? From a Client’s Perspective


For someone who has been part of both group therapy and individual therapy, I am a big advocate for group therapy. I believe that there are many misconceptions about group therapy and I would like to debunk some of them using my own experiences. 

Posted in Counseling Services

08December

15 Things I've Learned About the Great Recession

15 Things I've Learned About the Great Recession

For the past two years I have facilitated a Job Seekers Support Group and heard amazing stories of what people have encountered and endured in these trying economic times. I am truly touched by what these different people have taught me and I have compiled their lessons in the list below.

Written by Betsy Frasier, Posted in Career Services, Counseling Services

15November

Don’t Forget… to Exercise your Brain: Know the Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Don’t Forget… to Exercise your Brain: Know the Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and November 15th is National Memory Screening Day.

Research suggests lifestyle changes can reduce risk for dementia. A new, theoretical analysis finds that about half of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease are potentially changeable, and that reducing them could substantially decrease the number of new cases of disease worldwide. Similar to the idea that joint health starts with physical exercise to keep your muscles strong, brain health starts with social and mental exercise to reduce stress, strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and possibly even create new nerve cells.

Written by Sarah Howell, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services

12October

Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We?

Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We?

Throughout October, we are acknowledging Mental Illnesses Awareness, which is dedicated to  helping remove the extreme stigma that surrounds it. The days of ushering the mentally ill off to institutions more closely resembling prisons than hospitals are over. Today, we all know a neighbor, a friend, a veteran or a grandmother who struggles with his or her mental health.

 

Written by Nikki Bagli, Posted in Counseling Services