June 2022 eNewsletter
A note from our Executive Director
Mindfulness and care
Over the past few weeks, our state and our country have been inundated with distressing news and unbelievable acts of violence. Sadly, it is a common occurrence – one we may sometimes prefer to avoid. The recent events highlight the need, more than ever, for mental health clinics like ours and the intervention services we provide.
While there aren’t words to describe the anxiety and fear many of us feel, there are ways in which we can help ourselves and our family members process the news. Talking about our thoughts, feelings, and worries with one another is important. Listening does not mean solving the problem or offering solutions to a person’s fears. Listening is an active process of acknowledgement of another individual.
Having fun is also an important piece of healing. Get outside, enjoy our summer weather, and practice a few mindfulness exercises. The easiest exercise is to use your five senses. Pick five things you can see and reflect on their details. Find four things you can touch and concentrate on the way they feel under your fingertips. Identify three sounds and concentrate on what they are and where they are coming from. Take deep breaths as you sit or walk outside. What do you smell? Does it smell good? Fresh? Finally, concentrate on one thing you can taste – even if it’s just an empty mouth.
Our staff is here to help clients and community members. The Family Counseling Center offers crisis assistance including a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline, mobile school crisis counseling, and more.
Your support helps us provide these services to the community, to those in need. Our impacts and successes are directly connected to your donations, advocacy, and partnership. Thank you.
P.S. Would you like to donate to our organization? Click here for more information.
We’re partnering with the American Red Cross
The Family Counseling Center has partnered with the American Red Cross to be an on-going location for monthly blood drives. Held monthly in our Events Center, this continues our efforts to be a community health hub. Would you like to schedule an appointment? We have dates available monthly through the end of 2022. Click the link below to schedule your donation today!
The Family Counseling Center is currently hiring for a number of roles in our organization – from a Clinic Supervisor to a Front Office Administrator. Are you looking to join an amazing local organization that puts community first? Check out our career opportunities today!
CDPHP is a Valued Partner
CDPHP supports and promotes the health, vibrancy, and education of the communities they serve. The Family Counseling Center is happy to have CDPHP as a valued community partner in our Building a Healthy Community campaign.