Mental Health Focus: Self-care – Take time to care for yourself Did you know that July 24th is International Self-Care Day? This is an annual opportunity to and reminder to take care of ourselves and make time for self-care regularly, not just one day a year. Self-care is any action that an individual takes to […]

Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition: Advocating for Mental Health Awareness and Support The Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC) is a coalition dedicated to serving the residents of Williams, Henry, Defiance, and Fulton counties. With a mission to increase awareness, decrease stigma, and enhance help-seeking behaviors aimed at suicide prevention, FCSPC stands as a beacon […]

Mental Health Tips for Caregivers

According to the Mayo Clinic, one out of every three adults is a caregiver for someone they love. Caregivers assist others with daily needs, such as an ill spouse/partner, someone with a disability, children, or an aging friend or relative. Some people even have professions that require caregiving. While caregiving can be a rewarding experience […]

Spring Care Tips

Spring Care Tips March 19th is the first day of spring!  With spring comes more sunlight, longer days, and warmer weather. Although these are all wonderful things after a long winter season, they can also bring busyness, seasonal depression, spring anxiety, and other pressures.  Here are some tips to remember as spring approaches that will […]

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Agency Spotlight: National Alliance on Mental Illness -NAMI Four County OH What services does NAMI offer? NAMI Four County is an affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. NAMI offers FREE educational classes, monthly programs, and support groups to individuals and families. […]

Weathering the Storm: Understanding Seasonal Depression and Strategies for Resilience

As the seasons change, some individuals may find themselves grappling with the impact of weather on their mental well-being. Seasonal depression, often associated with the colder, darker months, can affect a significant number of people. In this post, we’ll explore who is at risk, and provide insights on how to decrease that risk, as well […]

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Navigating Post-Holiday Financial Stress

Navigating Post-Holiday Financial Stress: Practical Tips for a Smoother Path The holiday season often leaves us with cherished memories, but it can also bring a financial hangover. If you find yourself facing post-holiday financial stress, consider these practical tips to regain control:  Assess the Damage: Start by reviewing your holiday spending. Create a detailed list of […]

Navigating Grief During the Holiday Season

Navigating grief during the holiday season Navigating the holiday season while grieving can be incredibly challenging, and we want to offer additional strategies to help you find moments of peace and solace: Create a Memory Jar: Encourage family and friends to write down cherished memories or messages to your loved one. Read them together as […]

Agency Spotlight: Maumee Valley Guidance Center

Agency Spotlight: Maumee Valley Guidance Center   Maumee Valley Guidance Center (MVGC) has a variety of programs and services to support the need for mental health care in our communities. MVGC’s services include: Individual, family, and group therapy for the entire age spectrum Substance use treatment including therapy, groups, and MAT (medication-assisted treatment) Star Behavioral Health […]

Agency Spotlight: Suicide Grief Support Group

Suicide Grief Support Group Did you lose someone you love to suicide?  Survivors of suicide are people who have lost a loved one to suicide. “Losing a loved one to suicide is difficult and can come with a lot of complicated emotions. There is support available to help survivors of suicide loss like you, your […]