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Adaptabilidad y determinación durante el tiempo de coronavirus

by Ralph Ables, LMSW, NGPG Social Worker ¿Cómo han cambiado nuestras vidas en tan poco tiempo? Hace unos pocos meses estábamos saliendo a comer, festejando con amigos y yendo al trabajo o a la escuela. Había días jugando en el parque, yendo al cine y celebrando las fiestas. Pero hoy [...]

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Adaptability and Determination During the Age of Coronavirus

by Ralph Ables, LMSW, NGPG Social Worker How our lives have changed in such a short time! A few months ago, we were going out to eat, celebrating with friends and going to work or school. There were days playing in the park, going to the movies, and celebrating the [...]

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Dealing with Information Overload

By Mitch Clarke, Director of News and Content, WDUN I was a big fan of the comic strip “Shoe,” about a bunch of birds who worked at a newspaper. Naturally, a lot of the strips hit home for me, a guy who has spent close to 40 years working in [...]

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Missing “My Kids”

by Suzanne Cindea, 3rd Grade Teacher, Gainesville City School System and GCSS Teacher of the Year Morning meetings, hugs from students, comprehension discussions, small group instruction, read alouds, lunch bunch, math talks, recess, and science experiments are just a few of the normal occurrences daily in my third grade classroom. [...]

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Staying Focused When the World Around You Isn’t

By Dr. Mac Hafele, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, NGHS Employee Assistance & Wellbeing Programs In the midst of the COVID-19 of social distancing, avoiding touch, and often working from home, it can be really difficult to stay focused, get work done, and manage stress. There are challenges for supervisors as well [...]

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Troubled or Intrigued?

by Rev. Cynthia Park, LPC, PhD, Grace Episcopal Church We have become so used to our “binary” mindsets that we forget it is possible to experience very different emotions simultaneously. It doesn’t mean there is something peculiar about us if during this quarantine we feel both anxious about what is [...]

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Weathering the Storm

By Jeff Thompson, Retired Director of Pastoral Care, Northeast Georgia Health System Hall County has a history of resiliency through storms. On June 1, 1913 a tornado hit Hall county. It caused massive destruction and 104 people lost their lives. There were over 200 injured. The community was devastated. Over the next days and [...]

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United Around Mental Health

Everyone at some point in life will face a mental or behavioral health issue, whether through personal experience or through knowing someone who is struggling. So why does mental and behavioral health continue to be a topic no one wants to discuss? Shame and stigma only compound the issue. What [...]

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What is a Community Game Plan?

United Way of Hall County President, Joy Griffin, begins our dive into our Community Game Plan with this introduction. You can download your copy of the Community Game Plan here. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below or enagage with us on Facebook (@unitedwayhallcounty) and Instagram (@unitedwayhallco).  #Gameplan #LiveUnitedHallCounty

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We Have a Blog!

Welcome to our NEW blog page! Why start a blog you ask? Having shifted our focus over the last couple years to helping struggling families create pathways out of poverty, we’ve learned a lot. We wanted a place where we could share our experience–from starting our One Hall initiative, opening the Compass Center, [...]

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