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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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From The Blog

COVID-19 during winter: 8 things you can do to mentally prepare

Winter can be a difficult time for some people, and the coming winter may add to that as we "hunker down" to prevent the spread the COVID-19. Here are 8 things you can do now to mentally prepare for a winter with an ongoing pandemic.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert October 23, 2020

4 tips for making music good medicine

Do you recall the good feelings you have when you hear an old favorite song? Explore the ways you can use music to help you heal and be well during challenging times.

Everett Kalcec, D.O. By Everett Kalcec October 14, 2020

Mentally surviving the imperfect storm that is 2020

2020 has been a year of change and stress. Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. Check in with yourself to assess your mental health.

Megan Lambertson LGSW By Megan Lambertson October 9, 2020

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, discover the benefits of mindfulness practice.

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar September 25, 2020

5 ways to help teens overcome suicidal thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated and created challenges, especially for  teens. When life gets hard, the rates of depression, feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide can rise. Here are 5 things you can do to help teens overcome suicidal thoughts.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty September 10, 2020

Awareness, intervention help with suicide prevention

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6–12. Learn about risk factors, warning signs and 4 things you can do to help someone who is feeling suicidal.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf September 8, 2020

7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage

Anger is a normal emotion, but uncontrolled anger can take a toll. Here are 7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage.

Annette Bremer LICSW By Annette Bremer August 13, 2020

Head back to school with 4 Be's

However school meets this fall, one thing is certain: Mental health is a vital part of the equation. To work on a healthy mindset for this school year, it may help to actively focus on these 4 Be's.

August 7, 2020

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun, easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because younger kids are joining in, it's important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks. Learn how to keep your children safe on social media.

Karen Hall MS LPC By Karen Hall August 2, 2020

Emotional exhaustion during times of unrest

2020 has been a year full of change and trauma. You may be wondering what's next. As events unfold, you may begin to feel irritable, struggle to motivate yourself or just feel stuck. You're emotionally exhausted. Learn what it is and what you can do regain a sense of well-being.

July 30, 2020

Building a community of caring: Youth and anxiety

When your children are struggling, you want to be able to help them sort through whatever it is that they need. Learn how anxiety affects children so you and your children find relief.

July 20, 2020

Fostering resiliency in kids

Life happens, even for kids: bullying, school problems, hunger, problems at home, illness, divorce and the list goes on. Stress can affect children the same way it affects adults, so what can we do to help those kids in need of a little support?

July 13, 2020