How To Avoid & Cope With BURNOUT

Tips For Avoiding Burnout

Most of us are familiar with the concept of burnout or feeling exhausted due to prolong work and stress. Burnout has three components that can affect our emotions, cause us to feel detached from life, and decrease our sense of accomplishment.

How to Strengthen Family Relationships

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Maintaining healthy relationships with your children, siblings, parents, or even those close lifelong friends can be challenging. Here are a few tips for strengthening relationships as a parent or as a whole family. ParentsThe family unit takes work. It doesn’t just happen. If you are struggling to connect with your children, focus on providing them […]

Grief from Suicide: How Your Family Can Move Forward

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Written by: Shannon Brady-McElroy, SYMBIS Specialist/Therapist, M.S., M.H.C. When someone dies by suicide, family and friends are prone to feeling significant bewilderment about the death. They ask questions like, “Why did this happen?” “How did I not see this coming?” The following feelings are normal when dealing with grief from suicide: Overwhelming guilt about what they […]

Understanding Complex Emotions of Adopted Children

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By Sarah Lohman, LISW-S (Crosswinds’ Ohio Clinical Social Worker) The emotions many children go through related to their adoption are as complicated and varied as children themselves. Adopted children generally lead lives that are no different from other children; however, they often face experiences that are unique to being adopted, which can impact their emotions […]

Give the Gift of Service this Christmas

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How many of us this Christmas will go shopping for typical gifts such as toys, clothes, and jewelry? These novelties are fun and exciting, but also fleeting and temporary. It sometimes seems that the most celebrated thing at Christmas time is materialism, which is the exact opposite of what our Lord and scripture teaches us. […]

How to Handle Grief for You and Your Children after a Spouse Passes

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Losing a loved one is an awful life event for anyone, no matter your age. When family’s experience grief together, each family member can struggle with balancing their own grief process while working to support one another. It is important to understand the definition of grief and the grief process in order to find the delicate balance between personal grief and support grief.  […]

Resources For Parents of Teens in Crisis

It’s challenging to know how to parent difficult teens. If you’re wondering, “how do I successfully raise a teenager?”, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many resources available for you and your family. If Your Teen Needs Immediate Help, Here are Some Hotlines They Can Call: If your teen is struggling with bullying, depression, suicidal […]

How to Successfully Blend Your Family

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By Michelle K. Forgey, LMHC, LPC, RPT, MA The word “family” is a powerful one. No two families are alike; each carries its own unique composition, traditions, memories, rules, and personality. Maybe you are getting married and one or both of you have children from a previous relationship. Or perhaps your family is adopting another […]

Encouragement for Parents of Teens in Crisis

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When you are a parent with a teenager in crisis, it is common to ask where it all went wrong. Often, feelings of guilt and regret can paralyze you from taking action. Teens can sense these feelings of guilt and often use them as a weapon against you by blaming you for everything. A teen’s […]