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The Transformative Power of Peer Support

Having worked in mental health services for over 25 years, I have had the privilege of meeting many courageous people who are walking through life, facing challenges head on, combating obstacles to recovery, and being brave enough to tackle stigma by identifying themselves as a “peer.” Read More.

Alcohol and Older Adults: Stay Aware and Healthy

While we tend to focus on the effects of alcohol on our younger generation, there is a growing alcohol issue with our senior population. Alcoholism is a rising problem as baby boomers are facing life-altering events such as retirement, losing a loved one, or losing one’s life purpose. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), drinking among seniors age 50 and older is rapidly increasing. In fact, drinking within this population has been growing the most! Read More.

DBT: What Is It and Is It for You?

DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, has grown to be a well-regarded form of mental health treatment. Krista Zanfardino, LCSW and Associate Vice President at CoveCare Center states, “DBT offers an excellent set of tools to learn how to deal with your emotions in an effective, positive way.” Read More.

The Roadmap for Grief

When we experience a loss in our life, the world as we know it is shaken. Whether it is the death of a loved one or a dramatic life event (the loss of a job, divorce, illness, etc.), our sense of control, belief in predictability, and a “map” of how to react is questioned. Read More.

Preventing Teen Suicide

In America, one person dies by suicide every 13 minutes. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens. The biggest risks include prior attempts, a current mood disorder, substance abuse, and access to means. Research also suggests that males are more likely to complete a suicide than females. Read More.