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Holistic Care

Holistic Care

April 25, 2022
Being mentally healthy requires us to take a holistic approach. As Mr. Miyagi said in the 1st karate kid movie, “our whole life is a balance”. We need to make sure that we are taking care of our mind, body and spirit. We do that through activities and exercises that connect us to those domains of our life. Behavioral Health care is part of our mission at Appleseed.
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Mental Spring Cleaning

Mental Spring Cleaning

April 18, 2022
As we watch things start to grow and enjoy more and more daylight, it's a good time to recommit ourselves to our mental health care. Do some mental health spring cleaning.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 6, 2022
Everyone has a role to play in preventing or being an active bystander in instances of sexual assault. There are many different ways that you make a difference.
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Seek Connection and Balance

Seek Connection and Balance

March 28, 2022
During times of high stress we are more likely to engage in unhealthy or addictive behaviors. We can easily get caught up in spending all of our mental energy focusing on how menacing our world is. The message we are getting right now is “You should be afraid and hypervigilant.” Worry becomes easy.
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Executive Director of Appleseed Community Mental Health Center has been appointed to the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage

Executive Director of Appleseed Community Mental Health Center has been appointed to the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage

March 15, 2022
Ohio Governor Mike Dewine has appointed Ashland County’s Jerry Strausbaugh, EdD, LPCCS, Executive Director of Appleseed Community Mental Health to the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board.
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Keeping Your Brain Strong

Keeping Your Brain Strong

February 28, 2022
When we set these boundaries with others and have much-needed time for ourselves, remembering to spend that time in a positive way is important. It’s easy to get caught up in negative self-talk, but one way to improve your mental health is to talk to yourself rather than listen to yourself. Too often we listen to ourselves and hear complaints, self-doubt, fear, and negativity.
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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

February 21, 2022
February is Black History Month, and I believe it is important to highlight important ideas from Black leaders that support your mental health. The U.S. is and has been made up of the stories of countless individuals who have unique life experiences. Validating someone’s story by honoring their life experience as true-important-and meaningful is essential to-a healthy mature self esteem. You have the power to make someone else know they matter. 
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 10, 2022
Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault.  Studies show that approximately 10% of adolescents report being the victim of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner during the previous year.  Girls are particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence in their relationships and are more likely to suffer long-term behavioral and health consequences, including suicide attempts, eating disorders, and drug use.
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Building Resiliency in Our Children

Building Resiliency in Our Children

January 26, 2022
It is important for us not to judge others' reactions to the fear and stress they experience. Everyone is living the ongoing pandemic differently and everyone has different levels of coping. Strive to be more forgiving and open to the differences and needs of others. Together we can move through the difficulties, fears, and anxieties we are experiencing, and with each other's help, we can find hope and healing from this international ongoing pandemic
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Stalking Awareness Month & Healthy Relationships

Stalking Awareness Month & Healthy Relationships

January 18, 2022
Being stalked is a frightening and traumatic experience. SPARC reports that stalking victims suffer much higher rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and relationship issues than people in the general population.
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month.

January 11, 2022
According to HumanTraffickingHotline.org, human trafficking can happen to anyone, but we also know that some people may be more vulnerable than others.
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Smarter Phones, Struggling Minds

Smarter Phones, Struggling Minds

January 3, 2022
A  recent research study has found that over the past two years, as we try to cope with all of the disruptions and changes related to  COVID-19, cell phone and social media use has skyrocketed. Social media is a way to stay in touch with friends and family. Owning and using a mobile phone is almost necessary in our culture with many occupations requiring smartphone accessibility. Sixty-nine percent of adults and 81% of teens use social media–so what does that mean for our brains?
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Smartphones, Social Media, and Mental Health

Smartphones, Social Media, and Mental Health

Social media is a way we can stay in touch with our friends and family, but overuse and overreliance is strongly correlated to poor mental health.

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January is Stalking Awareness Month

January is Stalking Awareness Month

Being stalked by another human being is a frightening and traumatic experience. Stalking victims suffer higher rates of depression--anxiety-insomnia-and-relationship issues.

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

According to HumanTraffickingHotline.org, Human trafficking can happen to anyone but some people are more vulnerable than others.

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