Get Informed: The more you know…
As parents and caregivers, you may feel pressure to be perfect, but parenting can be overwhelming. Read More.
The best way to manage stress and prioritize self-care is to learn healthy coping strategies. If we do not find healthy ways to handle our stressors, they may end up taking a toll on both our physical and mental health. Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior may be repeated over time and both the individuals who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. Read More
Consider this scenario: Judy is a 64 year old woman; she is talking to her friend about some changes she has noticed. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me. For the past two weeks, I’ve just been feeling so tired. It’s tough for me to get moving in the morning. The worst part is I keep walking into rooms and completely forgetting what I was in there for!” Read More
At CoveCare Center, we employ many proven methodologies to help both children and adults cope with mental health issues as well as substance use. Art therapy is one of many successful therapeutic interventions for coping with the challenges that life brings us. Key benefits that can be derived by our clients from art therapy are: self-discovery, personal fulfillment, empowerment, relaxation, and improved overall health–including physical, emotional and cognitive functioning, interpersonal skills and quality of life. Creating art increases serotonin in the brain, allowing our clients to feel more comfortable opening up about their feelings which in turn helps them to build self-worth and self-confidence. Read More
According to the Center of Disease Control, it is estimated that only about 17% of adults in the U.S. are “considered to be in a state of optimal mental health” in that they can “realize their own abilities, can cope with normal stressors of life, can work productively, and can make contributions to their community”. This means that the rest of the adult population has a diagnosable mental disorder or health condition that impacts their ability to function in some way. The CDC goes on to say that depression is the most common diagnosis, affecting more than 26% of the U.S. adult population. Read More