Article Category: Depression

Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselors into our staff of therapists. This year, Blake Kooi, Ted Wohlford, Ben Burgess, and Lesley Menhart join us to continue The Fountain Hill Center tradition of providing a boutique of excellent counseling, therapeutic, and psychological… continue reading Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

Pokémon Go and Mental Health…WH@T!?!

The Executive Coordinator of the Fountain Hill Center, Amy Van Gunst, asks her 17 year old son, “Hey what do you hear about Pokémon Go?” He responds, “Well, I hear it gets people up and moving around.” “I thought it was interesting,” Amy says, “That… continue reading Pokémon Go and Mental Health…WH@T!?!

Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

We all wish our winter holidays to be a time for celebrating, happiness, thankfulness, and togetherness. By October, we’ve started to form expectations – fantasies about gifts, family, and friends. But often those aren’t met. We’ll feel resentful, hurt, and disappointed. Here are a few… continue reading Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

Won’t You Please, Please Help Me?

In 1965, a young shaggy-haired man named John from Liverpool pleaded for support in one of Rolling Stone’s top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, Help by the Beatles. Yet today “won’t you please, please help me?” isn’t a plea you’ll likely hear from most men today. Most men… continue reading Won’t You Please, Please Help Me?

So, What is Art Therapy?

People ask me “What is art therapy?” a lot. Most try to give it a shot by adding the two words together. Art … so you do some kind of creative activity and then there is a therapeutic quality incorporated. This is pretty close to… continue reading So, What is Art Therapy?

Men’s Support Systems are Vital

Putting the terms “men” and “support” together may still be considered an oxymoron. The ideas that “men don’t ask for directions,” or “men don’t ask for help” continue to describe a reality for many men. It is not uncommon for the concept of support to be… continue reading Men’s Support Systems are Vital

So, Who Needs Therapy Anyway?

Perhaps there has been a time when you… -wished you had a best friend who was available to listen to something you were upset about -had a secret which was bothering you and you didn’t feel you could tell anyone -you felt so depressed, anxious,… continue reading So, Who Needs Therapy Anyway?

Coping with Death and Grief

Death is tragic. Sometimes overlooked in today’s world is the impact of the grief that lingers for days, months and years afterward.  If grief is not addressed in a healthy way, it has the ability to spin and twist our brain, affecting current and future… continue reading Coping with Death and Grief

How to beat those winter blues

In Michigan, the shortest day of the year has less than nine hours of daylight. It’s easy to fall into the mood of the climate when there are so many days of cold, cloud covered skies. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as winter blues… continue reading How to beat those winter blues

I Should be Happy with my Newborn. Why do I Feel so Sad?

When we welcome a new child into our families, our world changes-whether it is our first child or our fourth. A host of new responsibilities accompany the new member of the family. Mom’s body is adjusting from pregnancy to providing milk for baby. Sleep schedules,… continue reading I Should be Happy with my Newborn. Why do I Feel so Sad?