COVID19 & Mental Health

To Worry or Not to Worry, That is the Question

By Dr. Marshall Bruner, Clinical Director, Center Point Counseling "How much is too much?" "When do I say yes?" "When do I say no?" "Is it okay to stop worrying so much?" "Am I worrying too little?" "Is it safe to do that?” These and other questions are very common [...]

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Like Reeds and Cedars

By Jeff Thompson, Chaplain, NGHS There is a story about a reed that grew alongside a river. As time went by, the reed continued to produce many shoots. Because its roots were plentiful, when the winds came, it was not uprooted from its place. It blew from side to side, but when [...]

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Exhausted by the news of 2020? Try these 6 tips

By Shannon Casas, Editor-in-Chief of the Gainesville Times In March, tens of thousands of people were seeking news about the coronavirus. It didn’t take too long before the amount of news about the virus was overwhelming, while answers to important questions remained out of our grasp. Now, between the coronavirus, racial unrest and an especially divisive [...]

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Strange Days Indeed

by Reese Daniel, Retired COO of Eagle Overlook Recovery for Adolescents, Community Advocate “Nobody told me there'd be days like these, Strange days indeed.” John Lennon Every cell of my body was wracked with pain from the narcotics. I was 25 and had just experienced a major overdose, been discharged [...]

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No Couch for the Weary

by Rev. Elizabeth Burnette, Executive Director of WomenSource Have you seen the posts that say something like . . . our parents and grandparents were sent to the front lines of war, we are being sent to our couches, so stop complaining and just stay home? The point of the [...]

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Turning In

by Dr. Susanne Stribling, Licensed Psychologist & Partner, 360 Therapy, LLC It is hard to avoid the signs of uncertainty these days. We drive by empty schools. Quiet restaurants. Baseball, softball and soccer complexes are closed on a sunny, spring Saturday. Churches are empty on Sunday morning and likely will [...]

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Building a Life Worth Living

by Stacy Ekmark, LCSW, NGPG Many of the skills that are used in therapy for people dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD can apply to everyone, both adults and children and can have huge benefits on an individual’s daily life. Listed below are some ideas as to how to become [...]

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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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