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Blog Entries - 2018

suicide prevention

Waynesville High students shine light on suicide prevention

Some students at Waynesville High School are on a mission of caring. Working with Guidance Counselor Cathy Joefreda, the kids set out to help their classmates learn to identify signs of suicide and how they can talk

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Stress-free holiday tips

5 Tips to a Stress-Free Holiday

November 19, 2018  |  Coping, holidays, Mental health, Stress

  Contributed by Rich Richmond, Beech Acres Parenting Center Your family, like so many others, may feel additional stress during the holiday season. The days are colder, darker, and shorter. There are added holiday

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Interview with Peer Supporter Samantha Frashier

'This work makes my heart sing!' A talk with Peer Supporter Sam Frashier

October 31, 2018  |  Addiction, Mental health, Peer support, Recovery

Peer supporters are making their mark with people in recovery. Check out this interview with Samantha Frashier, a peer supporter who works with inmates at the Warren County Jail. Her passion for what she does is clear - and her enthusiasm for helping others is contagious! Enjoy!

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Peer Supporter Sarah Neff talks about her work

I know what it's like: a walk with a peer supporter

NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about peer supporters and their work with individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health issues.   There's no mistaking Sarah Neff's enthusiasm for her

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depression screening

Through the Screen: What a mental health assessment can tell you

October 18, 2018  |  screening

Friends and family mean well, I think. They see that you may seem a little more withdrawn than ususal, or maybe you're just not as perky as you'd been a few days ago. So they ask, "Are you depressed?" or "Is something

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stop bullying

Kindness and other things to prevent bullying

Even though it's been years, I remember the punches like they just happened. I was in the fourth grade, and it was the last day of school before summer break. It was also my last day at this particular school, because

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