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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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My Party with a Purpose
My Party with a Purpose

My friend, Kathy Campobasso, and I hosted a fundraising luncheon (Party with a Purpose) at Willamette Valley Golf Club on Friday, May 11th. It was so much fun! We invited 40 friends and acquaintances. Even with scheduling conflicts with our...

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Preventing Suicide
Preventing Suicide

Do They Need Your Help? Looking for warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. How Can You Help Them? If...

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Taking Care of Yourself
Taking Care of Yourself

THE STORY Mental health issues are incredibly common. One in six adults in the US are living with mental illness. So it’s clear we need help. WHAT CAN I DO TO TAKE CARE OF MY MENTAL HEALTH? If you think you’re handling a mental health condition...

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Facing Domestic Violence
Facing Domestic Violence

Seven things every woman should know about domestic violence, including where to find help. By Cheryl P. Rose Because domestic violence is an uncomfortable subject, there are misconceptions about what it is and how often it happens. 1. It happens...

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