Differentiating Depression vs. Suicide Risk in Teens

Shauna Summers

10/22/2018

Depression is a serious disorder, with many sub-types) that can cause significant problems in mood, thinking, and behavior at home, in school, and with peers. It is estimated (because teens underreport) that major depressive disorder (MDD) affects about 5 percent of adolescents. "The key is, if you think your child might have depression, don't worry about trying to define what it is, just get it checked out," says Dr. David Fassler. "Get to a mental health professional and get a comprehensive evaluation. The good news is that if it is depression, we really can help most of these kid


How you can get a better night's sleep (so you can communicate better)

Mental Health Minute

10/22/2018

Despite common belief, aging doesn't cause sleep problems, and seniors don't need less sleep as they grow older.   Most older people sleep poorly, or not long enough, because of ailments associated with aging, such as arthritis, physical disabilities, respiratory problems and depression.   Lack of exercise, heart disease, anxiety, stress and menopause also can disrupt sleep, and many medications seniors take can cause insomnia.


It's When, Not If a Communication Becomes a Miscommunication

PCC Guest Blogs

10/22/2018

No matter what kind of relationship, a good tip for improving your communication skills, is to use miscommunications or conflict as a learning opportunity. Talk about where things broke down in the communication process. Bottom line--remember to apologize and to forgive. Those who never apologize and never forgive are slowing and deliberately damaging their relationships.


Recognizing and overcoming communication barriers

Clergy Assistance Program Blog

10/22/2018

Learning the barriers to effective communication will not only help improve your communication, but also your overall quality of life. Here are some common communication barriers to learn and avoid:


Roasted winter squash soup

Recipes

10/22/2018

A recipe for what to do with seasonal squash


Our actions speak louder than our words

Bishop Frank Beard

10/2/2018

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:2-6 NIV.


An IGRC challenge from the Bishop

Bishop Frank Beard

8/27/2018

John Wesley is often quoted as saying, “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”


Camp was a blast!

Bishop Frank Beard

8/27/2018

Camp was a blast!


Greenify Tips

Greenify Tips

8/15/2018

You don't live at your office (although some days it feels like you do), but you can still do your part at work to be as environmentally minded as you are at home. These simple suggestions can be easily implemented to make your workday a little more sustainable:


How to Cope with Difficult Personalities

Mental Health Minute

8/15/2018

There is no way to completely avoid crossing paths with irritating or frustrating people. Your best strategy is to learn how to deal with them without losing your cool. Follow the tips below so you can gain the necessary skills to handle difficult personality types.


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