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Blog Entries - November 2013

Gratitude Post 8: Grateful Teens

Some folks may chuckle a bit to see a blog post entitled "Grateful Teens."  After all, the moodiness and questioning characteristics of adolescence often challenge adults so much that they sometimes overshadow the way we think about teens.  The fact is, read more …

Gratitude Post 7: grateful for the chance to see ourselves through others

Posted on: November 22, 2013 9:27 am
Tags: Behavioral health, Recovery
Many of us are our own worst critics.  From our appearance to our personal strengths, talents or skills, we tend to underestimate ourselves.  We may even beat up on ourselves, and this may prevent us from happier, healthier lives.  This may be read more …

Day 6 Gratitude Challenge Post: grateful for life-long growth

Posted on: November 16, 2013 8:28 am
Tags: Behavioral health, Recovery, Counseling
We are grateful for the human capacity to grow at any age, in big and small ways.  Bob Dylan, songwriter and painter known to so many of us as a folk artist, is now expressing himself creatively with iron art.  At 72, he uses found iron objects and welds read more …

From Day 5 of Gratitude Challenge: Thank you veterans, families and those who serve by helping them!

We are grateful for all who serve, all who love a veteran, and all who support veterans. From a June 2012 blog post of ours about veterans and PTSD: For many Americans, living with PTSD is a daily reality-- for them and for their loved read more …

Gratitude Challenge Day 4 Post: Grateful for Courage

Posted on: November 6, 2013 7:50 am
Tags: News, Trauma, Behavioral health, Counseling, Abuse, Domestic violence, Courage
Today, we are grateful for the opportunity created by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Mary Kay Foundation, TJX Foundation and other donors who make possible our free crisis counseling, emergency assistance and support groups for victims read more …

Gratitude Challenge Day 3 Post: Grateful for the Capacity for Change

Posted on: November 4, 2013 7:36 am
Tags: News, Behavioral health, Recovery, Counseling
Today, we are grateful for the capacity for change.  The potential for change is a key component of hope.   By the same token, having hope motivates us change our behaviors, living situations or other concerns that may be unhealthy for us.   The read more …

Gratitude Challenge Day 2 Post: Rosalyn Carter's Work in Mental Health

Posted on: November 3, 2013 8:00 am
Tags: News, Therapy, Psychiatric, Mental health, Behavioral health, Counseling, Anti stigma, Walden
Today, we are grateful to Rosalyn Carter, for a lifetime of civil and determined work against stigmatizing and marginalizing persons with mental illnesses.  Her 2010 book Within Our Reach:  Ending the Mental Health Crisis with co-authors Susan read more …

Gratitude Challenge Day 1 Post: Kristen Johnston and SLAM

Posted on: November 2, 2013 11:12 am
Tags: News, Friends & alumni activities, Recovery
Today, we are grateful for Kristen Johnston, famous actress, comedian, and person in recovery, for creating the organization SLAM-- a non profit dedicated to starting a sober high school in NYC.  Go, Kristen, and thanks for sharing your story and trying read more …