Get Informed: The more you know…
Bullying Awareness and Prevention
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
Changing What We Believe—Mental Health and Aging
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
Art Therapy: How and Why it is Beneficial for Clients
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
Depression: It has many faces…and is treatable!
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
Innovative Ways to Help Clients PROSper
Group therapy isn’t what it used to be. In the past, participants would spend their days sitting in groups, nodding off as the facilitator read from a manual.
Nowadays, things are changing. CoveCare Center has always been a recovery agency, reminding our clients that their goals are achievable. More recently, we’ve added some unique approaches to help our clients realize their hopes and dreams.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
When the summer comes to a close, most of us are eager for a respite from the heat, humidity, and non-stop air conditioning. But at the same time, we realize that this means darkness is encroaching. No more outings after dinner, still in time to buy ice cream and watch the sun set. Many of us will soon be driving both to and from work in the dark, and spending most of our time indoors. Read More
Living with an Alcoholic Parent
Growing up in a home with an alcoholic parent is more common than one might think. One in five Americans has lived with an alcoholic family member. Since alcoholism runs in families, these children have a greater risk of becoming alcoholics themselves. These children may also exhibit some form of abuse or neglect throughout their childhood. The potential lack of emotional support from a parent can cause a mix of feelings. Read More
Youth Mental Health First Aid: When in Doubt, Check it Out!
It is just as important to be prepared to help in a mental health crisis as it is to learn CPR to be prepared for a physical emergency. Read More