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After a brief hiatus due to the counseling center move, our Newsletter is back!  This month, we highlight our new location along with three key mental health topics:  Traumatic Brain Injury:  Information for Family and Caregivers…and then two April Awareness health issues:  Autism – What is this? and Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) – Is there…

Mental Health Minute Did you know that 1 in 5 kids are affected with Mental Illness? This effects how they think, feel, and act. Children with mental health concerns often experience difficulty in regulating their emotions. They have more challenges at home, school, and difficulty making friends.   Signs of Mental Illness in Children: •Decline…

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Holiday movies can uplift and inspire us. We often pull favorite quotes from these movies and think about them later. ELF is a particular favorite family movie full of one-liners that can hold the secret to uplifting spirits and inspiring this holiday season There is a lot we can learn from Buddy the Elf about…

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WAIT A MINUTE!! With all this busyness and rushing that comes with this holiday season it is important to rememeber to be mindful of what matters most.   Allow for pauses.   In our busy, over scheduled lives, we often become uncomfortable with being still. Allowing and being mindful of quiet pauses in our day…

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You are Invited to a FREE INTRODUCTORY Workshop at Victor’s Crown Christian Counseling Center On Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:00am until 11:30 am.   FEELING THE FEAR AND DOING IT ANYWAY   Too often, we allow fear, worry, and doubt to dominate and define our lives. We allow them to steal our joy, our…

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An Understanding of Addiction and the Recovery Process Often addiction to drugs or alcohol begins with a personal choice to use these substances. Research shows that drug dependence produces significant and lasting changes in brain chemistry and function. Often those who use drugs or alcohol stop at the experimental or recreational use stage. However, for…

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    Drug abuse can cause problems on its own, but when a user mixes drugs they may end up in an even more dangerous situation. People who mix drugs on purpose are at greater risk of accidental overdose. When people mix drugs accidentally or inadvertently by taking more than one prescription medication at once,…

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The nation’s leading public health problems continue to be drug and alcohol use, abuse, and addiction. Many struggle daily with drug and alcohol problems. These problems take a toll on these people; users are at increased risk for very serious health problems, lost productivity at work, and criminal activity. People with drug and alcohol problems…

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  We all learn through information processed through our senses. Our senses (touch, sight, sound, movement, body awareness, taste, and smell) are not separate channels of information; they work together to give us a clearer picture of the world around us and our place in that world. These sensory inputs work together contributing bits of…

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