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suicide prevention month 2020 and helping your kids with their childhood anxiety- strategies and coping mechanisms.

Child Anxiety and Suicide Prevention Month

By New Life Counseling / September 10, 2020

Studies show that parental depression and anxiety can have a potential long-term effect on kids; mental health problems are dramatically rising as a secondary effect of Covid19 and social distancing measures. Everyone is stressed and anxious right now, and that includes children. In this unprecedented time, we need to focus on suicide awareness more than…

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Journaling

By New Life Counseling / August 26, 2020

Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed by life, anxiety, covid19, things you can’t control, relationships and more? Have you ever tried journaling? Check out these tips, 15 methods of journaling and 100
prompts. includes perspective, gratitude, intuition, 5 Why’s, visual, TLC, dream journaling and more!

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Control Talk

By Dr. Donald Gilbert, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC / August 11, 2020

Everyone wants some level of control in their life. It makes us feel safe, solid, and independent. However, problems can arise when we force that control onto those around us. Have you ever been told that you’re controlling? Have you ever taken time to reflect on how your communication style may be unconsciously communicating something…

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Human Trafficking: what is it and how to talk to your children and teens

By New Life Counseling / July 28, 2020

Human trafficking is slavery. There are millions of slaves in the world today. More than ever before in human history. Only an estimated 1% of victims are ever rescued. It is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, generating more than $150 billion USD every year. Human trafficking is a crime that strips people of…

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The Importance of Family Fun

By Sarah Heimbruch / June 25, 2020

When I think back to my childhood, my most cherished memories are the days spent outside playing, the laughter with my siblings and parents, and the moments of fun with my family. I don’t remember the times we went out to eat or went to the movies. I now have three kids of my own…

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Owning Your Feelings

By New Life Counseling / May 21, 2020

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency – and there are ways that everyone can be supportive of…

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The joy and grief of motherhood

By Sarah Heimbruch / May 7, 2020

Dear sister- This is a letter to the mothers out there: the new moms, the seasoned moms, and the waiting moms. We all have unique stories. I’ve learned many hard things in my motherhood journey, and I know I have so much more to learn. Without a doubt, God will continue to refine me. The…

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Controlling our bodies

By New Life Counseling / April 30, 2020

To say we are living in strange times right now feels like an understatement. Many are confined to their homes, desperate to get out; others are out working, and praying they don’t get sick and infect their loved ones. Neither is better than the other. Everyone is doing the best they can, and that includes…

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Beat the blues

By New Life Counseling / April 23, 2020

The cold weather and snow finally seem to be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean your “winter blues” are headed out the door. In places where the sun doesn’t shine much of the year, up to 9% of Americans are impacted by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). SAD is characterized by feeling “down” more than usual…

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The language of love

By New Life Counseling / March 31, 2020

Close your eyes and think of the last time you felt deeply loved and appreciated. What did that person do to make you feel so special? Did they give you a warm hug? Bring home a personal gift after a vacation? Tell you how immensely proud they were of you? Whatever it was, they were…

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