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What Happens At My First Appointment?
6/18/2018
An intake session is the first appointment you'll have when you see a counselor.
Sometimes uncertainty stops us from seeking help. Knowing what to expect can put your mind at ease and make taking that next step easier. In this video, Employee Assistance Program Counselor Katie Figuerres explains what happens when you contact The Village for an appointment, and what that first intake session...
Impulsive Spender? 9 Ways to Get Better
6/12/2018
Impulsive spending can become compulsive and lead to debt
You grab a candy bar at the cash register, or unexpectedly swing into the coffee shop drive-thru. You were just going to browse at the mall until you saw that pair of shoes. You didn't really need that new tech gadget, but it was such a good deal. Everyone has...
Empathy and Connection Can Reduce Suicide Risk
6/11/2018
Nearly all individuals thinking about suicide do reach out for help.
( Editor's Note: Stephanie Schafer of The Village Business Institute wrote the following op/ed piece for The Forum newspaper in light of recent, high-profile suicides and studies indicating increased suicide rates) We read the sad, startling headlines, and it seems like suicide is showing up in the media more than...
A Month Full of Mental Health Tips
5/31/2018
Hands join together in support.
Throughout the month of May, The Village celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health and to battle against the stigma associated with mental health issues. Each day on Twitter , we shared a tip to your improve mental wellbeing from...
6 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health This Summer
5/29/2018
Sitting on a dock by a lake is one way you can get outdoors, and a good place to reflect on life.
By Darren Carter Village EAP Counselor After a long, harsh winter, let’s warmly welcome June! Summer provides us several opportunities to practice good mental health. Here are some tips to improve your mental health and make the most of this summer: Get outdoors: Exposure to the sun is the most...