Tag Archives: mental health

Funding for Mental Healthcare? A Tough Ask, Across the Globe

A Sobering Statistic As Advancement & Communications Coordinator for the Fountain Hill Center, my work includes quite a lot of reading. News articles, journal articles, research findings… And while reading up about the current state of funding for mental healthcare, I recently learned a very… continue reading Funding for Mental Healthcare? A Tough Ask, Across the Globe

What Your Therapist Does on Vacation

Do you ever wonder what your therapist does when they go on vacation from the Fountain Hill Center? Of course, everyone’s vacation time is different. However, I have been encouraged to share with you what my upcoming travels will look like. I am very excited… continue reading What Your Therapist Does on Vacation

Laughing Matters Raises $14,000+ for Counseling Services

Over 100 people gathered at the Shelby Optimist Club in Shelby, MI, on Saturday, February 23, 2019, to enjoy a delicious dinner, belly-laugh at hilarious stand-up from Midwestern comedian Scott Long (pictured below), and celebrate the joy that comes when we give our mental health… continue reading Laughing Matters Raises $14,000+ for Counseling Services

Scared to Death or Scared OF Death? A Rumination on Death Anxiety

Halloween or “All Hallows’ Eve,” as it originally was called, is the first day of the Christian liturgical year marked to remember the dead. (Wikipedia) Therefore, it seems a fitting time to talk about death. Death is one of the most discussed subjects in my… continue reading Scared to Death or Scared OF Death? A Rumination on Death Anxiety

Laughing Matters Brings Joy to Oceana County

Laughing Matters is an annual fundraiser that supports our work at the Lakeshore Counseling Office in Oceana County. With one of Michigan’s highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of counseling access, the need for our work there is great. And the benefits of our… continue reading Laughing Matters Brings Joy to Oceana County

“Big T” vs. “Little t” Trauma

More than mind and body can bear Trauma is just that—more than mind and body can bear without causing disruption of our lives. We have finally come to recognize the trauma of our returning veterans, survivors of natural disasters, car crashes, domestic violence, and deaths of… continue reading “Big T” vs. “Little t” Trauma

Chasing Dragons With Plastic Swords

Boys—we marvel at the playful energy they bring into our lives. They chase each other around the yard with plastic swords and sometimes unite to team up against the neighborhood dragon. It’s a ubiquitous image, harmless and fun to watch from the back porch. Yet,… continue reading Chasing Dragons With Plastic Swords

Women, We Need Your Help With a Short Survey

One of our therapists and Director of the Men’s Resource Center, Randy Flood, is co-authoring a book to help women understand what’s going on inside men’s heads. Due to the lack of research on this topic, Randy and his co-author, Charlie Donaldson, are conducting their own through… continue reading Women, We Need Your Help With a Short Survey

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

Mental Illness Doesn’t Have to Be a Secret

There are movies made about it. Celebrities devote entire interviews to talking about it. And authors write books on it. But, our kids can’t talk about it at school. And adults can’t openly embrace it. Shame, confusion and misunderstanding continue to surround it. There’s no… continue reading Mental Illness Doesn’t Have to Be a Secret