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Election Jitters
Election Jitters

For weeks, perhaps months, the tension has been building. And now, midterm elections are upon us. We go to the polls, and we hold our breath. Whatever the outcome, there will be many who experience added stress and anxiety. With the current...

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Thanks Fr. Jack
Thanks Fr. Jack

It was a celebration of life befitting a man who spent his life in service in Portland. Several hundred people crowded St. Henry Church in Gresham on Wednesday, October 31 to say a final farewell to Fr. Jack Krall. Fr. Jack died on October 17 at...

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Party at the Farm
Party at the Farm

NCC Board member Ken Willett and his wife, NCC volunteer Debby, put the Side Yard Farm’s bounty on full display at their Party with Purpose on Thursday, September 21. Three dozen friends and family gathered for an evening at the...

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Back-To-School Blues?
Back-To-School Blues?

Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year gets underway, they face additional stressors — paying for back-to-school supplies, clothes and...

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Anger and Growing Up
Anger and Growing Up

I come from a passionate, Irish heritage.  We said what was on our minds.  It wasn’t until later that I learned that not all families were like that, but I also learned that many of my clients struggled with similar issues.  Over the years, I...

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Anger Gets a Bum Rap
Anger Gets a Bum Rap

If anger is an emotion like happy, sad and glad, why does it have such a bad reputation?  Before answering that we need a definition.  Like all emotions, it is a response to a person or event that involves our thinking, feeling and usually our...

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Special Support
Special Support

NCC’s sliding scale for fees ensures anyone in need of mental health services can get them no matter what the financial situation. We couldn’t offer counseling sessions at such a low cost to clients without the support of many...

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