Cultivate…COMMUNICATION in your Family about Mental Illness

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Family page has lots of resources for families coping with both mental illness or substance use disorders including two talk guides with tips on communicating and supporting family members. Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: https://www.samhsa.gov/families

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION by Asking Someone If They Are Thinking About Suicide

As we continue going though the 5 steps for helping someone struggling with suicidal ideation during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we will be discussing how to ask someone if they are they are thinking about suicide. And just as a friendly reminder, the #BeThe1To campaign has adjusted their steps this year to help us…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered, communication technique that is commonly used by counselors to help motivate clients change behaviors and to help them explore and resolve conflicts. Motivation interviewing is backed by research, showing its effectiveness to increase motivation in individuals who may have been unwilling to change in the first place. Motivational interviewing is…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with The Power of Pause

Did you know that taking a moment of silence in between statements is actually an important skill to mindful communication? Children (and adults) who don’t have the skills to control their impulsive behaviors tend to be more reactive (immediate and without conscious thought) than responsive (longer, thoughtful action) in a stressful situation. So when kids…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION by Sharing Feelings Through Art

Are you curious to how your child is feeling but he or she struggles with communication? This can be very frustrating to parents and caregivers to not know how their child is feeling during difficult times such as experiencing a loss in the family, stay-at-home orders due to the pandemics, or even bullying situations. That…

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