Duckies Coming to Your Community!

Be on the lookout for Duckies coming to your Community! The NW8 Adult Mental Health Local Advisory Council will be placing Duckies throughout the entire region in the next few weeks. We hope if you find one, you will take a selfie with Ducky, tell us where you found him and post it to our […]

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Take the pledge and spread the word!

Raise PTSD Awareness By Taking the Pledge The goal of PTSD Awareness Month is to raise awareness about effective PTSD treatments that are available. There are many ways you can help spread the word about treatment options, but one way to start is to take our Raise PTSD Awareness Pledge. This pledge form helps us […]

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Annual Growing Resilient Communities Gathering – June 24 and 25 via Zoom

Passing along an opportunity to attend the 3rd Annual Growing Resilient Communities conference. It is being held June 24th and June 25th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. both days. There are keynote speakers and breakout groups that will be addressing several topics. Attached is the program agenda. There is a registration link within the […]

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Resilience

Dr. Sood on Resilience How do you define resilience? Resilience is doing well when you shouldn’t be doing well. Resilience is your ability to withstand adversity, bounce back from hardships, and grow despite life’s downturns. We all at one time or another have a life experience that challenges our resilience. Can you describe what you […]

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What can you say to Make It Okay?

It’s time to start talking about mental illness. Here are some tips from MakeItOkay.org to help with the conversation. DO SAY § “Thanks for opening up to me.” § “Is there anything I can do to help?” § “How can I help?” § “Thanks for sharing.” § “I’m sorry to hear that. It must be […]

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

June 1 marks the start of PTSD Awareness Month, a full month dedicated to raising awareness about the treatment options available for posttraumatic stress disorder. The National Center for PTSD focuses on this cause throughout the year, and we call on Veterans, families, and friends in June to pledge to raise awareness and spread the […]

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Debunking COVID-19 (coronavirus) myths

Stick with the facts to help keep anxiety and depression in check. Don’t fall for rumors and exaggerations on social media. Find reliable information and the latest statistics at the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and your state and/or local departments of health. They also provide accurate, up to date prevention recommendations. § Minnesota Dept. […]

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Need stress relief? Try the 4 A’s

Expand your stress management toolkit by mastering these four strategies for coping with stress: avoid, alter, accept and adapt. By Mayo Clinic Staff When we feel the effects of stress weighing us down, it’s like lugging a backpack that’s becoming heavier by the minute. Too much stress can make our journey through life difficult. Happy […]

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A Love Letter to Social Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Social workers are often unsung heroes, and that’s often ok with them. They go about their work in the backgrounds of organizations that are meant to do other things: in hospitals that are meant to save lives, in schools that are meant to educate children. They work in child welfare agencies where the work is […]

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