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17 Dec
understanding racial trauma

What is Racial Trauma?

 Racial Trauma Racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress is the cumulative negative effects of racism and discrimination on the mental and physical health of people of color. Events that may cause racial trauma can be overt or covert Often they that may be in the form of microaggressions, threat of harm or injury due […]

07 Nov
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The Grief Process

The Grief Process Most everyone has heard of the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief: Denial/shock Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance However, these stages are often not applicable or even accurate for a person’s grieving process. Stages are a nice way to package understanding of loss and normalize expectations of grief. Humans love to make patterns out […]

17 Oct

Signs of a Healthy and Strong Relationship

Signs of a Healthy and Strong Relationship We get asked all the time- how can I make sure I stay with my partner? Relationships are hard work. It takes a lot of love, sacrifice, and dedication. It often times is the light in our lives and where the deepest joy comes from. Who wouldn’t want […]

26 Sep
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Convincing Your Loved One to Enter Into Treatment

Convincing Your Loved One to Attend a Rehabilitation Program Contributing Post by Patrick Bailey The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 19.7 million Americans battled a substance use disorder in 2017. That number seemingly has remained the same throughout the years, meaning many persons with substance use disorders are not recovering fully or not […]

05 Sep
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Tips to Help Anxiety While Wearing a Mask

Help for Anxiety While Wearing a Mask Remind yourself you’re getting enough air Focus on your surroundings Reassure yourself that you’re making the right decision for you You’re not alone in having challenges with adjusting during this period of COVID-19. For more help we’re happy to help. Get started now with our experienced and trusted […]

29 Aug
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Politics: Fighting Fair and Setting Boundaries

Election year in America can become a tense time for family and friends. Politics become a topic of conversation and opinions are shared widely on social media. The 2016 presidential election was a tough for many. The race between Clinton and Trump brought about divisive rhetoric and unprecedented conflict. Since that time, the past four […]

01 Aug
politics and mental health

Never-Ending Politics: Threats to Your Mental Wellness

Protect Your Mental Health from Tense Political Stress Election year in America can become a tense time for family and friends. Politics become a topic of conversation and opinions are shared widely on social media. The 2016 presidential election was a tough for many. The race between Clinton and Trump brought about divisive rhetoric and […]

11 Jul
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Reclaiming Your Energy

This week’s blog comes from Rhonda Bennetone, MSW with Lion Heart Life Healing Do you seem to feel tired and fatigued all the time? You may feel like you have nothing left to give. Could it be that you feel this way because you’ve given all of your energy away? You may be giving a […]

27 Jun
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It’s All About the Amygdala

What is the Amygdala?   Featuring Guest Franchon Francees We are featuring Franchon Francees this week. She helps organizations learn how to cope with stress and trauma reactions. LMV Counseling is all about helping improve the health of our region and sharing tools to help you feel better equipped to handle life’s stressors. Healing Your […]

13 Jun
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Quick Win for Young Adults Right Now

Jackie Tozour sits down to tell us what she is noticing with young adults and college students.  Jackie tells us folks are dealing with disillusionment. She provides us with tips for a quick win to help young adults and college students feel better now. Disillusionment Disillusionment is a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery […]