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Peer Support: Why It’s So Important

By Guest Writer Diana Spore, PhD, MGS At the outset, it is important to note that peer support should be viewed as a continuum – from informal connections to formal programming to formal agency structures. It can be as simple as two friends chatting and supporting each other. However, the peer support framework can be Read More

Handling Holiday Depression

by Guest Writer Shari Cooper Let’s be honest, many people suffer from depression during the holidays. Although I love the holidays, I’m aware that sadness from financial strain, loneliness and loss of loved ones can impact people’s minds this time of the year. Adding a global pandemic does not help. This leaves me asking the Read More

Give Thanks

By Guest Writer Shari Cooper 2020 has been a trying year. Between COVID, racial injustice and the presidential election, it’s a miracle people have been able to keep their sanity. I was always taught the good Lord never puts too much on you that you can’t bear. This deems to be true because the ones Read More

Help Us Show Them Someone Cares

In the spring, we launched our first project with our partners at the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County and Catholic Charities Ashland County. Their dedicated volunteers penned hand-written notes for every patient at Ohio’s six state-run psychiatric hospitals — 1,100 in all. Each patient also received a poem written by a volunteer, Read More

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