How We Can Help

From week to week, day to day, hour to hour, moment to moment, life can change for both adults and children. Knowing how to handle those changes is one of life's biggest challenges. An even bigger challenge is knowing who to turn to when you find you can't handle it!That's our job! Our services are designed to address each concern or problem through individual attention under conditions that assure your safety, comfort and confidentiality.

The First Step is Understanding

Are you dealing with…
n Depression?
n Anxiety?
n Anger?
n Behavioral Problems?
n Parenting Difficulties?
n Stress?
n Domestic Violence?
n Substance Abuse?
n Loss or Grief?

Click the links above for helpful information

The Counseling Center can also help you get connected in many other ways including: Vocational Services, Housing Services, Emergency Services, Parenting Help, Psychiatric Treatment, and more

Did you know?

Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders. They cannot be overcome through “will power” and are not related to a person’s “character” or intelligence

  • Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability
  • Mental illnesses strike individuals in the prime of their lives, often during adolescence and young adulthood
  • Without treatment, the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society can lead to: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives
  • With treatment 70-90% of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life

Facts courtesy of National Alliance of Mental Illness

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For You

  • One out of five adults have a serious mental illness
    (National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care)
  • Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart
    disease (Excel Group Health & Human Services)
  • Nearly 90% of all persons who commit suicide suffer from a treatable
    mental illness (Excel Group Health & Human Services)

For Your Family & Friends

  • One in five families will be affected in their lifetime by a severe mental illness (Excel Group Health & Human Services)
  • One in ten children/adolescents have mental illnesses severe enough to cause some level of impairment (Excel Group Health &
    Human Services)

For Your Employers

  • $24 billion is lost annually by behavioral employee work impairment
    (National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care)
  • Four of the ten leading causes of disability are mental disorders
    (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Between 85 and 95 percent of persons with treatable severe and
    persistent mental illnesses are unemployed (Excel Group Health &
    Human Services)

More helpful links & statistics about mental health:
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Aftercare Group:

Aftercare is a small group program focusing on relapse prevention techniques and information. Successful completion is met by attending eight (8) sessions within a three (3) month period. This group is intended for clients who have completed the IOP program; been in substance abuse counseling in the past; or those who have relapsed. The group meets for two hours once a week.

Jail Services:

Group and individual services are offered at the county jail. They assist those who are incarcerated to gain counseling before they are released. It is hoped that they will continue counseling upon their release.

Family Night Group:

A psychoeducational group for family members is offered the first Tuesday of every month. The purpose of the group is to educate family members on the disease of addiction and to understand treatment resources which are available in our community.

DEPRESSION

Clinical depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 19 million Americans each year.

Unfortunately, although treatment for depression is almost always successful, fewer than half of those suffering from this illness seek treatment because they believe depression isn’t serious, they can treat it themselves or that it is a personal weakness rather than a serious medical illness.

Symptoms of Clinical Depression:

Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood

Sleeping too much or too little, middle of the night or early morning waking

Reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain

Loss of pleasure and interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex

Restlessness, irritability

Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment (such as chronic pain or digestive disorders)

Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions

Fatigue or loss of energy

Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless

Thoughts of suicide or death

If you have five or more of these symptoms for two weeks or more, you could have clinical depression and should contact our qualified mental health professionals for help.

Above statistics were taken from the National Mental Health Association research and were used by permission.