Category - Stress

Insomnia: Give it a rest

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time for all the important things one must do in a day. Perhaps that’s why so many of those activities are shifting to night — not only cutting into time for sleep but also our ability to do so. According to the National Sleep Foundation, […]

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Start the Conversations to Change the Way Mental Health is Viewed: Mental Health Awareness Month

Kathy Rohr, Director of Adult Programs, Wisconsin During the month of May, people and organizations across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. As one of the primary providers of mental health services in our area, Family & Children’s Center wants to recognize this month and share some thoughts on how we can all work […]

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13 Reasons Why Not

Ryan Knutson, MS, CSAC, LPC-IT, Professional Counselor                                                There has been a lot of hype in the media surrounding the recent Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The hype comes from the fact that the series revolves around a very delicate topic. That topic is suicide—more specifically, teenage suicide. Rather than go into detail about points from […]

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Sleep and Mental Health

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Getting Change to Stick

Why is change hard? …because it is made out of metal! Did you roll your eyes? That’s okay. Now that we have the attention grabber out of the way, let’s talk about what this article is really about: the change process (taking steps to make a change). Take a moment to consider your personal history. Have […]

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Behavior Challenges during the Holidays

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, Professional Counselor Do you notice changes in your children’s behavior around the holidays? Does there seem to be more whining? More demanding? More attitude? It can be disenchanting to try to get to everything on your to do list amidst the emotional roller-coaster ride on which our children seem […]

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Setting yourself up for a Healthy Holiday Season

Julie Fogel, Community Support Program Case Manager In some countries, the word “holiday” means the same as “vacation”.  That being said, most of us would find this difficult….perhaps even impossible to believe.  It’s no secret that holidays are often filled with “want to do” and “need to do” tasks” which result in our personal expectations […]

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The Benefits of Giving Thanks

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, Professional Counselor Giving thanks; expressing gratitude; showing appreciation; counting your blessings; looking on the bright side of life…. There are many ways to phrase taking time to recognize the good things you’ve got going on. There is also scientific research that suggests the daily practice of gratitude exercises can […]

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Physical Activity and Mental Health Benefits

  Brittany Thomas, MS, MSW, LICSW, Outpatient Counseling People are impacted differently by life stressors and may have significant differences in how each symptom is presented. If a mental illness is present, there are several forms of mental health treatment that can be beneficial. Often mental health professionals and providers will make recommendations for treatment […]

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lisa Hynek, Domestic Abuse Project Coordinator at Family & Children’s Center Cecil. The lion, right/ Outrage stormed across the nation as people learned about the 13-year-old lion that was killed by a Minnesota dentist in a country that most Americans cannot locate on a map. News headlines ran wild across the nation: “U.S. Dentist Wanted […]

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