Tag Archives: mental illness

Learning to Help

A growing number of American youth exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse, and it can be difficult for adults to understand the difference between teenage angst and behavioral health issues. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of American children with depression don’t receive treatment. When adults are trained to recognize the signs of mental…
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Art of Recovery

Recovery is messy, and it looks different to each person. Therapists often pack paints, brushes and canvases to bring to group sessions. When asked to paint recover, some use a bright palette to create a vision of hope. Others sketch their demons. For each, art offers a way to express the struggles that accompany mental…
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Call for Art

Deadline for Entries: Monday, April 2 Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 Exhibition Dates: May 4–May 27   Rappahannock Area Community Services Board seeks entries for the 14th Annual “The Art of Recovery” exhibit. The art show features original artwork by adults with mental health challenges. The show is organized by members of Kenmore Club, RACSB’s…
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Honoring the Homeless

In the past year, our community lost 15 homeless men and women. Micah Ecumenical Ministries will honor them on Dec. 21, which is Homeless Persons Memorial Day.  "With no funeral or family to grieve, it is up to all of us to honor their lives as a community," the event's invitation reads.  We know that…
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