Get Informed: The more you know…

LGBTQ+ Awareness: Everyone Welcome Here

Stigma, prejudice, and societal rejection can have a major impact on the quality of life for the LGBTQ+ community. Imagine feeling as if you have no safe place to go, that you have no one to talk to about your feelings, especially the ones that haunt your darkest moments. Read More.

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 Opioid Epidemic and What We Can Do

We are constantly hearing that we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Many may wonder what opioids truly are, why they are causing so much death and destruction across our country, and what can be done about it. Read More.

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Mental health practitioners may not be able to change the world in a day; however, they can empower themselves to change the way trauma is viewed and the impact it has on those overcoming traumatic experiences. Read More.