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All the messages about corona are driving me crazy!

Humans are creatures that thrive on connection. Our brains light up when we’re in the company of other people, and we’re eager to hear what they have to say. A great TV show can capture our full attention and bring a full range of emotions. So when we’re socially...

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We’re coming together to support others

I’m sure you’ve read that wonderful quote from Fred Rogers (TV’s Mister Rogers) about his mother telling him in fearful situations to “look for the helpers.” Our team recently joined together creating a formal statement confirming our role during the current time of...

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An unusual way to cope with covid

Tired of sitting in the same rooms and looking at the same walls? Then get out! Yes, seriously. Not to places we aren't supposed to go. I mean outside. Practicing social distancing to protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors doesn’t have to mean locking...

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How to find peace in a time of uncertainty

Maybe it’s having the kids home full time. Maybe it’s the threat of no more meat, milk, or toilet paper. Maybe it’s the never ending messages about covid or the constant changes that accompany the virus. I’m not sure about you, but corona seems to own my time these...

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Nervous about COVID19?

Are you nervous about the coronavirus? Maybe you’re beyond nervous. Maybe you’re anxious, and maybe you’re flat terrified. Whether or not we’re willing to admit it, most of us are, at the very least, a bit unsettled. Even as a therapist, I know I’ve felt unsettled,...

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How can you explain Coronavirus to your children?

One of the most difficult things about being a parent is helping our kids feel safe in the face of the bad or frightening things that happen in life … especially when we might feel worried or afraid, too. The news coverage (and social media firestorm) about the new...

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Why do we have a busy season for suicides?

As part of my role with the Hendricks County Mental Health and Wellness Coalition, and as QPR Instructor , I check in regularly with the Coroner’s office for updated statistics on local suicides. On a recent call, an employee shared the numbers and then remarked, “but...

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Does being depressed make you a bad Christian?

It’s okay to love Jesus and have anxiety. Feeling depressed does not mean your faith just isn’t as strong as it should be. Mental health issues are not a sign that your prayer life is weak or flawed. Being depressed, or being anxious, or facing any other mental health...

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What the church doesn’t know about marriage

When couples come to Care to Change for marriage counseling, we always ask about their support systems. Typically, they’ll mention a best friend and their church. We ask if they’re in a life group at their church, and they nearly always smile, nod, and tell us how...

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