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Care Coordination and Community Mental Health

2023-08-24T12:47:05-04:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health|

by A'tasha Christian, LPC, E.d. Care Coordination One of our biggest challenges as community mental health providers is care coordination – not because we are inept, but often because we simply do not know where to start.  The ideal vision of Community Mental Health here in the Commonwealth was for the MH provider to serve as [...]

Trauma, the Brain and the Body

2023-08-24T12:47:01-04:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health|

by A'tasha Christian, LPC, E.d. Understanding Trauma Many healing groups and counselors are convening to identify how to incorporate the effects of COVID-19 into generational and cultural healing. I recommend that all practitioners, whether physical or medical, begin by administering the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire.  This is a questionnaire that is free and takes less than [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

2023-08-24T12:46:24-04:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health|

Hello everyone! May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. We know that typical statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 5 adults have, or will experience, a mental health need.  1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. However, those numbers [...]