Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month

May 7, 2018 Nearly one in six adults (44.7 million people) in the US experiences mental illness each year. That’s a lot of people, but you don’t hear a lot of people talking about it. These struggles include many different conditions that vary in...

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NCC Community Block Party!
NCC Community Block Party!

April 26, 2018 On April 6, The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) hosted its annual spring fundraiser at the Lagunitas Community Brewing Room. Around 160 of NCC’s friends, both new and old, gathered for the NCC Community Block Party in NE...

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One Size Does Not Fit All
One Size Does Not Fit All

April 20, 2018 One of the tools available to people trying to learn how to be happy – or how not to be unhappy – is self-help books, articles, podcasts, etc. Such resources can be very helpful. It is useful, however, to understand that humans...

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Feeding the Wolves
Feeding the Wolves

April 10, 2018 At one time or another, we have all struggled with trying to let go of ruminating thoughts about an injustice or insult we have experienced.  What was said and how we could have/should have responded starts a negative, harmful loop...

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Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion

March 2, 2018 Not too many of us would see compassion as negative. Hopefully it is something we all desire to give and receive.  But, what about self-compassion?  Do we have the same positive reaction or do we slip into thinking we’re selfish? If...

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Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday

November 21, 2017 WHAT is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday began in 2012, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, as a specific day to highlight the importance of giving back, following the material purchases of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday...

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Toddlers and TV
Toddlers and TV

September 21, 2017 Computers, tablets and smart phones provide shortcuts to fun and information- for adults! In regard to infants/toddlers, the scary statistics are in. Even the research has been researched. The very young perceive TV differently...

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