Clarksville Counseling Center
, Buffalo Junction
White House Road, Nelson
Grassy Creek Road, Bullock
E North Avenue, Baltimore
Highway Ninety Two, Boydton
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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist We accept most insurances and we are currently accepting new clients.
Richard Castle, LPC, CSAC and Laura Castle, LPC, CSAC provide outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. For more detailed information please visit our website.
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Call 988 for a mental health crisis. 988 is the new nationwide Su***de & Crisis Lifeline number. The new 988 is an easy-to-remember number for help around the clock. At a minimum, this could mean offering resources and connections over the phone to help callers and their families resolve the crisis themselves. If that’s not enough, crisis teams of mental health professionals may be dispatched. These crisis teams may include law enforcement officers for the safety of the caller, family, and community, and if the patient needs hospitalization. The new 988 is the quickest way to find the right help for a mental health crisis. 988 is a winning number for everyone!
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and gardening has so many health benefits!
Gardens are magical places. And the act of gardening is pretty magical too! Yes, there are pests and weeds and plant diseases, followed by aches and pains and muscle soreness, but gardening eases the body and soul in immeasurable ways.
And the science is finally catching up with what gardeners have known for eons.
Researchers at the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK found that 2 hours/week in a natural environment can markedly improve physical and mental wellness. Some physicians are even writing “green” prescriptions to help alleviate their patients’ depression and anxiety. Community gardening is one manifestation of this type of prescription and has shown a corresponding decrease in the use of NHS services.
There’s even a medical name for community gardening now: social and therapeutic horticulture. Not only does it improve physical health (through increased exercise, faster recovery from illness and surgery, consumption of a more healthful diet, etc.) but mental wellness too. Here are just a few of those benefits:
🌱 Stress reduction—being outdoors and engaging in tactile tasks generates positivity, wonder, and joy.
🌱 Mindfulness— working in the garden helps the outside world and all its stressors melt away, leaving the act of gardening as the sole focus.
🌱 Mental resilience—by providing physical movement along with respite from the outside world, gardening can help the mind rejuvenate, recharge, and respond to challenges in a more positive way.
🌱 Connection—the cycle of plant–nurture–eat creates a strong bond with nature and the earth. Gardening is a relationship with our natural world, more than simply an activity.
🌱 Community—gardening provides a safe space in which to connect with others on a deeper, more spiritual, and emotional level.
🌱 Growth mindset—gardening allows us to embrace new perspectives, to fail forward, and learn from our mistakes.
🌱 Acceptance—in the garden, there are many things beyond our control. In challenging us with a certain level of unpredictability, Mother Nature teaches us to practice acceptance.
Other studies have shown that frequent bouts of gardening result in greater overall health, lower BMI, increased life satisfaction, improved longevity, and up to 38% more social activity!
But it’s not just the physical movement, bathing in sunshine, or being surrounded by plants that increase our mental fitness. The soil and our exposure to certain bacteria healthy soil contain, has been shown to improve serotonin levels in mice. A mood regulator, among other things, serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has positive effects on brain function and mental health. The more we can get, the better!
A friendly reminder: We've done our research, but you should, too! Check our sources against your own, and always exercise sound judgment.
Mental health is an important part of physical health- and vice versa! We can improve our mental health every time we exercise or go for a walk!
May is Mental Health Awareness month. Remember that it's okay to ask for help. Remember that it's okay not to feel awesome every single moment. We are all human and have bad days.
During the month of May, the American Counseling Association joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. You can explore our mental health tools and resources for professional counselors here: https://bit.ly/39v3po2
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The Southside Community Housing Conference is a FREE one-day, virtual webinar sponsored by the Southside Virginia Continuum of Care and Tri-County Community Action Agency. This event will feature educational seminars and panels on first-time homebuying, tenant’s rights, credit repair, introduction to housing barriers and more!
The educational seminars featured in this event are for anyone interested in learning more about affordable housing. Whether you are a tenant looking to learn your rights or a provider hoping to learn more about the barriers being faced in this community, there is something to learn for everyone.
Professional certificates are available for qualifying seminars.
Register for FREE today by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UZ4yQXklRuaZzNRuxr9t_g?_x_zm_rtaid=YdyZGt9VTuaOrkLLiAD9fQ.1622125922374.f81c598fdc67bb929abac7e861415e68&_x_zm_rhtaid=162
If you do not live in southside Virginia, that’s okay too. All affordable housing advocates are encouraged to attend! See you there!
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All the Sentara videos recorded for Mental Health Awareness
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Southside Wellness Coalition
‼️ ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences training
FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING!!
When children experience traumatic events, it can have lasting effects on their mental health and well-being. These events are called ACEs.
WHY WE CARE
Studies show that 26% of adults have at least one ACE while 1 in 8 adults have 4 or more ACEs. This trauma increases the likelihood of developing chronic diseases and some cancers.
WHAT WE DO
ACE trainers across Virginia are working to raise awareness through education and connect people to helpful resources in an effort to reduce ACEs and ultimately improve the health of our communities.
June 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Register >> https://bit.ly/3eDNW20
June 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Brought to you by Rockbridge Area Community Services, Goochland Powhatan Community Services, Southside Community Services, Crossroads Community Services
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American Foundation for Su***de Prevention
Right now, many of us are worried about COVID-19. In times like these, our mental health can suffer. We don’t always know it’s happening. You might feel more on edge than usual, angry, helpless or sad.
If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty:
Southside Wellness Coalition
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Science has uncovered the physiological reason for that post-yoga bliss. 🧘 After analyzing 30 patients with clinical depression, researchers found practicing yoga can increase GABA levels on a temporary basis, and taking one yoga class weekly might maintain those enhanced levels. 📈 Read on for more on this essential neurotransmitter + how to prolong its positive effects! ➡️ http://bit.ly/2UsX56J
Yay ! Daniel Amen on MBG
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Did you know we have the power to better our own brains and control conditions like chronic anxiety & depression? 🧠 On this episode, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. discusses everything related to the brain + how to promote optimal brain health. 🎧 Full episode here. ➡️ bit.ly/mbgpodcast
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Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
Join us for an in-depth behavioral health lecture series featuring Dr. Gregory Weiss. Call 434-517-3538 to secure your spot today!
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Southside Behavioral Health provides individualized culturally competent care in our communities, by supporting wellness and quality of life in a recovery-oriented environment and ...