Yoga Benefits for the Mind and Body

At Lifeline Connections, we believe in using all types of healing mechanisms to guide you through your recovery journey. You may have heard that yoga has many benefits, but what could it mean for you? This post will discuss why you should including yoga in your health plan to recovery. Physical Benefits It boosts your […]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an international acknowledgement of the variety of mental health issues that are prevalent across the world, and how extensively they can affect our population, productivity, and health. This is a pertinent reminder that mental health is an issue on an international level and that we should think about […]

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Why Are Teens Susceptible to Addiction?

Substance Abuse Treatment Whether in the form of drugs or alcohol, addiction is a growing public health concern among American teenagers. What often begins as experimentation or the result of peer pressure can turn into a vicious cycle of addiction that can destroy promising young lives. Once addiction develops, substance abuse treatment is often the […]

What to Expect with Outpatient Recovery Programs

While many people benefit from residential treatment care for alcohol and drug use recovery, outpatient treatment is a viable option for many. If you aren’t quite familiar with the different treatment options, there are many ways to customize your care. However, there are only really two different base treatments: inpatient and outpatient care. Inpatient care […]

What to Bring to Our Residential Treatment Program

One of the most difficult parts about residential treatment is the process of preparing for and transitioning to treatment. It’s a reasonably big step in your life, and you want to make it count. This is something that we completely understand, which is why we have provided for you a list of items that you […]

What is the Great American Smokeout?

In recent decades, smoking has decreased due to heightened public awareness of its links to cancer and other preventable illnesses, yet almost 35 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes; this leads to smoking still being one of the highest preventable causes of death across the United States and many other parts of the world. The […]

What Does Substance Abuse Treatment Portland Look Like?

Hollywood has glamorized it. Celebrities have sensationalized it. Modern music makes light of it. But in reality, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation is an undertaking not to be treated nonchalantly, or with tongue in cheek. Each year, thousands of Northwesterners check into alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities to address the behavioral, psychological and physiological […]

What does it take to be an Olympic Athlete?

When you are in recovery, it may seem impossible to get to a point of simple, daily, clean living. After all, it is a lot of work! So, it may be hard to imagine how anyone can train to compete in some of the most physically difficult tasks in the world. Even if you have […]

Ways to Strengthen your Immune System

It’s October, meaning we are headed full speed into the dreaded flu and cold season. I find that taking some simple preventative measures really helps keep my immune system strong. A strong immune system allows your body to fight off viruses more effectively and is the best ally we have for staying in good health. […]

Vancouver Mental Health and Nutrition

Can the foods we eat really make a difference in the way we feel? Time and time again, we read and hear about articles that claim that certain foods can have a positive impact on our bodies, our energy, and our minds. Headlines scream from the front page of magazines, “10 Foods to Boost Your […]

Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorders occur when the continued use of drugs or alcohol causes major disruptions in an individual’s life, such as health problems, and struggles with family or work. 29.5 million people across the world suffered from a substance use disorder in 2017. Of the 18% of Americans that experienced a mental disorder in the […]

Understanding Somatic Disorders

When talking about mental disorders, people often recognize common mood disorders like depression and anxiety. A set of psychiatric and psychological disorders that might be less well known and talked about are somatic disorders, which are prevalent among 5% of the population. These disorders are exhibited when there is an over-occupation of a symptom like […]

Understanding PTSD

The unpredictability of fast-paced, life-changing events are always keeping us on our toesin anticipation, yet there are some things in life that we can never be prepared for, which can change our lives forever. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is formally known as a mood disorder accented by the presence of anxiety. PTSD develops when […]

Understanding Panic Disorder

All of us have experienced the feeling of being gripped with a sense of panic to some degree before, whether it is the result of a life- threatening experience or an impromptu presentation. If panic is so commonplace then how could it also be a classifiable disorder? In order to understand and define panic disorder, […]

Understanding Dual Diagnosis

What is a Dual Diagnosis? Someone who suffers from both an alcohol or drug problem and a mental or emotional health issue is said to have a dual diagnosis. It’s important to understand that for the person to recover fully, he or she will need treatment for both problems. Many rehabilitation centers offer both mental […]

Understanding Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is formally known as a neurodevelopmental disorder; this means that the differences in the brain structure, activity, and function occurred sometime during development causing abnormalities in the central nervous system. ADHD does not develop from environmental factors like excess sugar intake, poor parenting, head injuries, or food additives, as has been […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

Nearly 2.8 million Americans are admitted to the hospital for traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases each year, and nearly 50,000 people die, yet many of us might not know what TBI is, or if we are at risk of it. Traumatic brain injuries are defined as a non-degenerative, non-congenital blow to the head by some […]

Tips to Boost Happiness that Will Contribute to Good Mental Health

In our busy lives, it can be hard for us to achieve happiness in our day-to-day lives while maintaining a successful career, our relationships, or family. However, there are several small things that people can do everyday in order to boost their happiness. A lot of the tips that you’ll find to help boost happiness […]

Tips for personal self-awareness

Self-awareness has become a common concept in our modern society, but what is it and how can it help us in our day-to-day lives? Self-awareness can be integral to maintaining our personal happiness and mental health, and it has been found that those who are more self-aware tend to be more effective leaders, as they […]

Therapy Pets Assist Those in Recovery Treatment

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Research studies and news articles have been documenting the therapeutic effects domestic animals have on human recovery for years. When someone who suffers from an acute or chronic illness is placed with a therapy pet, they experience benefits like lower stress levels, diminishment of anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, and even, in […]

The Unseen Dangers of a Culture that Aggrandizes Getting Trashed

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Last Tuesday was Saint Patrick’s Day, and many people celebrated the holiday by wearing green, eating, and drinking. Lots and lots of drinking. Though we associate the holiday with fun and debauchery, we don’t spend much time thinking about how the day reflects the general attitude we have toward excessive drinking, or how our methods […]

The Origins of Alcohol Awareness Month

The effects of alcohol use are well-known and information about alcohol in general is easily accessible. So why would we need to have a month dedicated to alcohol awareness? It is because of a few factors. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) clearly states that the purpose is to “help reduce the […]

The Negative Impact of Marijuana Use

Marijuana is a subject well known for its controversy. Is it addictive? It is the gateway drug? Is it treatable? In this post, I will attempt to delicately approach the subject so as to inform and provide appropriate insight for anyone who wants to know the answers to these questions. One of the best resources […]

The Negative Effects of Stress and Why It’s Important to Relax

When it comes to health, most of us tend to focus on only two major components: Diet and Exercise. And although both of these are incredibly important to maintaining good health, both physically and mentally, there is one integral component to staying healthy that gets little attention: Managing Stress. In everyday parlance, the word ‘stress’ […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Yoga: Is it true?

We’ve discussed yoga before and emphasized the physical and mental benefits. These benefits include increased happiness, better focusing skills, and lowering risks of drug abuse. However, as I was thinking about this, I wondered if there was an empirical evidence to show the benefits. Logically, it does make sense that yoga would have mental health […]

The Importance of Having Something to Look Forward To

Now that the 4th of July has come and gone, many of us find ourselves feeling the downside of the summer’s climax. Many of us look forward to family, fun, and fireworks, and then get a little depressed about the hum-drum of summer work, followed by the constant chat of demanding back-to-school preparations. Sometimes this […]

The Health Benefits of Pets

What makes a person desire animal companionship? Many people have nostalgic feelings related to their experiences with a pet during childhood. Some people have pets to assist them with a physical or mental disability such as epilepsy, or autism. And some people just love animals. Many people with various physical conditions have reported to feel […]

The Benefits of Tobacco Cessation

For the last few decades a significant amount of time, money, and resources have been spent on researching and reporting the benefits of quitting smoking. It’s not likely that you haven’t heard that tobacco causes cancer, hurts children, and creates problems for those around you that don’t smoke but are subjected to your habit. But […]

The Benefits of Therapy and Talking Through Your Challenges

Many people think that therapy is the type of help that is mandated, or even just used when life gets to the very bottom. However, therapy is the type of assistance that will benefit you for years down the road. A therapist’s job is to not only treat mental health symptoms, but also to give […]

The Benefits of Art Therapy in Treating Mental Health and Addiction

Art therapy might sound a little silly to some people, but the positive feedback and results from it are far from silly. Art therapy is used among varying types of groups: from children with ADHD to prison inmates; it is the type of therapy that allows the person to explore their feelings and experiences through […]

The Benefits and Success of Treating Tobacco Use with Substance Use

It’s common knowledge that tobacco use in the US has drastically fallen in the past few decades. However, tobacco use rates among those struggling with substance abuse remain exceptionally high. For example, over 60% of people with a substance abuse disorder have used tobacco in the last month, compared to 25% of people in the […]

Thankful for Sobriety

The industry of mental health treatment Vancouver Wa is growing – and with it, we acquire more dedicated professionals whose passion it is to embrace the community, advocate for its health and prosperity and be a stanchion of hope for the less fortunate. We recognize the world will beat you down plenty – give and […]

Sweater Party!

Employee’s gathered wearing their  fashion favorite or fashion faux pas sweater on Wednesday, February 12th at the Employee Luncheon.  Individual’s were honored for exhibiting Lifeline’s values of Integrity, People, and Satisfaction.  The Detox Department received the Management Award for all of their hard work and dedication over the last three months.  Kasey Kates from the Therapeutics Specialty […]

Support Systems Matter: Why We Focus On The Family

Entering rehab is hard. It sounds like a rhetorical statement – and it is – but it’s also the honest truth. The banality of the statement seems empty, even laughable and infuriatingly cliche. Yet it’s fraught with painful, inexorable truth. Admitting that one has become enslaved to the heartless demands of addiction is physically and […]

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Suicide Prevention Week – Awareness and Prevention

The week of Sept 10th is National Suicide Prevention Day, and the week of Sept 10th is suicide prevention week which is dedicated to helping spread awareness and resources to the broader community. Suicide rates have been slowly climbing in recent years and is overall the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. […]

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

For the many people who suffer from substance use disorders, treatment might seem like a terrifying step to make. Drugs and substance abuse can become a crutch that people use for their mental health. Similar to someone who has lost the function of their leg, losing control of one’s mind and impulses can be terrifying. […]

Substance Abuse Treatment for Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Abuse of prescription painkillers is one of the most alarming and rapidly growing trends in the U.S. According to the CDC, 1 in 20 people in the U.S. admit to using prescription painkillers for non-medical use over the past year. There are approximately 40 U.S. deaths per day due to prescription painkiller abuse. With these […]

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

The passing of Easter marks the start of spring being in full-swing. For many, spring is the time for massive spring cleanings of homes and yards. Drapes are washed. Carpets are shampooed. Planters are refreshed and reseeded. Spring is a time for regrowth and renewal. But what about our mental health? Amidst all of the […]

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Sobering Center is distributing naloxone to help save lives

(Vancouver, WA) – Lifeline Connections’ Sobering Center is contributing to the national goal of reducing the number of opiate overdose deaths by distributing the antidote naloxone whose trade name is Narcan™. Heroin and prescription pain pills (e.g. morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone and Vicodin™) are all opiates. Excessive amounts of opiates can depress and/or stop breathing, […]

Six Outdoor Activities to Try in Portland and Vancouver This Summer

As you may know, April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) started this tradition in 1987 as a way to, “help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery.” […]

Six Different Manifestations of Depression

Although depression is a common diagnosis, it is a very complicated disorder. The single word “depression” can refer to a variety of different manifestations of the same disorder. There are many different ways that people might express depression and the diagnoses changes depending on the symptoms that they are exhibiting, how long they have been […]

Signs of Emotional Abuse

Being in a relationship is complicated, messy, and sometimes even frustrating. However, with hard work and dedication, it can also be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Unfortunately, there are many relationships that are far from the fairytale that the individuals had hoped for. Over the last few decades, the signs of a physically abusive relationship have […]

Should a Rehabilitation Center Be Certified?

A rehabilitation center can aid an individual suffering from addiction to get clean and return to normal life. The process can include therapy, drug detox, holistic practices, and treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms. Health professionals working in a rehabilitation center should be properly certified. Accreditation and certification of a rehabilitation center gives patients a special […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in recent months, the public has become more aware of the extent of this problem. The statistics of sexual assault are harrowing; the #metoo movement has done a lot to present this problem to the public. There has been a history of women making claims that are followed […]

Seven Ways to Help Relieve Stress

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Stress is an issue that many of us struggle with every day in our highly stressful society. Bills, jobs, family responsibilities, and feelings of not having enough time in the day can cause us to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Over time, an overabundance of stress in our lives can take a toll on our overall […]

September is National Recovery Month

September is the National Recovery Month for Substance Use. The highlight of this month is to recognize the importance of mental health and the possibility of recovery for many individuals. It is a time that is dedicated to reaching out to individuals who might need help, and recognizing the hard work of treatment providers. Of […]

Secondary Emotions

Last weekend my boyfriend and I decided to go on a casual hike in the Gorge. I have never been an outdoorsy type of person, but since starting a new job a month ago I’ve been cooped up more than I’m used to and I’ve noticed some changes in my mood. I’ve found that getting […]

Schizophrenia and Substance Use

Schizophrenia is a rare disorder, present in about 1% of the population, that is generally misrepresented in the media. The most common  depictions of schizophrenics show them as dangerous people to society; however, the truth is that those with schizophrenia are more likely to harm themselves than others. People with schizophrenia usually have a combination […]

Save The Date! Agency Summer Picnic and Special Incentive…

We’re planning the second all-staff (and family and friends) picnic for Saturday, August 16, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Marine Park. SPECIAL INCENTIVE: We plan to have a bunch of cool raffle items (still being gathered, but think hair services, movie passes, massages, gift certificates, etc) as part of the fun. Everybody who […]

SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder and How to Combat It

Every year up to 20% of people in the U.S. deal with seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Although it is temporary- occurs only during the fall and winter, or in rare cases, only in the summer- it can worsen and affect family or work life. Aafp.org claims that it is more common in women and […]

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s September, which means we are nearing the end of summer. The seemingly endless hot, sunny days we’ve had this year are quickly transitioning to shorter, drearier, rainier ones. I enjoy summer as much as the next person; I spend most of my time outside, socializing and being somewhat active. But my fall/winter self is […]

Sacrifices of an Olympic Athlete

In the last few weeks, I have discussed various key points of the life of an Olympic athlete. While becoming a medalist involves a tremendous amount of skill, coupled with a lively support system, what those who make it and those who don’t is the major sacrifices involved. It may seem glamorous, a world where […]

Relapse Prevention Steps to Take After a Substance Abuse Treatment Center

A substance abuse treatment center is great, and can help you break old habits that you have struggled with for years. But in order to remain free of those habits, you will need to develop a plan to avoid relapse. This article explains some of the most important features of relapse and how to prevent […]

Recovery Resource Center Open House

May 15th, 2018 is a busy day at Lifeline Connections!  In addition to our A Light in the Storm fundraising breakfast first thing in the morning there will be an open house at the Recovery Resource Center in Hazel Dell in the afternoon from 3-5pm. Ricky Byrd former Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famer and […]

Reconciling Relationships after Drug Addiction

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Often, we don’t think about what Valentine’s Day can be like for someone in drug addiction recovery. It can be difficult for those in recovery, as the day can be a reminder of the damage that addiction has wrought on their personal relationships. However, Valentine’s Day can be a […]

Rat Park: the Importance of Good Mental Health

The ways we have been approaching substance abuse and addiction in the past are not working. Since the popularization of the “War on Drugs,” criminalization of addiction has exploded prison populations, dehumanized those that struggle with substance abuse, and negatively impacted the way we handle and tailor substance abuse treatment and drug rehabilitation.  Treatment becomes […]

Quarterly Employee Luncheon

Plan now to join us Wednesday, May 14th for the Quarterly Employee Luncheon and celebrate the hats of the Kentucky Derby.  You will learn of the good work you and your colleagues have done in the last quarter, hear of the latest employee events scheduled by the Activities Committee, and enjoy the camaraderie of your […]

Purchase Tickets Now!

Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:30 – 9:00 am Rotary Log Pavilion Aberdeen, WA Tickets are now available for online purchase.

Purchase Lifeline Changed My Storyline Today

Lifeline Changed My Storyline celebrates the lives of 14 survivors who are living in recovery. They see their journey as an opportunity to educate the community about a life beyond substance use disorder. The book honors a system of hard-working professionals that actively work to make our communities safe and more vibrant places for us […]

Pregnant & Parenting Women’s Program Opening Ceremony

Join us Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 4-6pm, 2924 Falk Rd, Vancouver, WA, as we celebrate the opening of this new inpatient facility for mom’s struggling with substance use disorder. Mom’s can bring up to two children, who are under the age of 5, with them for up to 6 month’s of intensive treatment.  Kids will […]

Portland Therapy: Being a Champion

Jon “Bones” Jones is touted as the Light Heavyweight Champion at UFC 182, days before he confesses to a long-term drug addiction (Getty Images) Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t just affect the common man. It can be lurking in the shadows of the most influential rich and famous. Yesterday, UFC’s Jon “Bones” Jones came before […]

Portland Rehabilitation Center: Take Control of Your Life

The professionals that comprise the team at your local Portland rehabilitation center compassionately recognize the agonizing strain and pressure that accompanies the painful realization you are suffering from alcoholism. We want you to know that it takes courage, conviction and strength to admit it. Some of us have been in your shoes. Others have experienced […]

Portland Mental Health: A Silent Predator

Mental health is still gravely considered taboo in our culture. Society teaches us to approach mental health issues with hesitation, skepticism, fear – even revulsion and reproach in extreme cases. But why are the mentally ill considered the untouchables of the afflicted? Is it because mental illness is such an ambiguous affliction – a silent […]

Policies and procedures under review

The Safety Committee is in the process of reviewing the events that occurred in the building on  Tuesday, February 4th and will post updates after their next scheduled meeting Tuesday, February 11th.

Patients Need More Than Maintenance Therapy

Vancouver mental health experts agree: we need more than maintenance therapy to make a sustainable difference in our drug rehab patients. Before we make an argument for the undeniable need for more innovation and individual focus in the realm of successful drug rehab outcomes, let’s take a look at three of the most controversial substance […]

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October 2nd is International Non-violence Day – A day to talk about bullying

October 2nd is international non-violence day; a day to spread awareness of bullying and how to address bullying in all of its contexts. Bullying is very common, especially in schools where approximately 46% of children report having being bullied. With the spread of social media, it has become even easier for people to become victims […]

North Pacific County Residents Have Additional Resources for Behavioral Health Services Provided by Lifeline Connections

(Vancouver, WA) – Adults living and working in North Pacific County now have another option to access treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.  Lifeline Connections has opened an office in South Bend treating a full range of mental health and substance use conditions. The South Bend office is located at 1006 West Robert […]

Normal business hours expected for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

(Vancouver, WA) Lifeline Connections is open and operating as usual Wednesday, January 18th.

New Aftercare for Life!

All patients who have completed Lifeline Connections outpatient programs are welcome and encouraged to join the Monthly Recovery Skills group held the 4th Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm in the County Conference, room 210C.  Sessions are conducted by certified counselors and include topics such as nutrition, family dynamics, managing depression and anxiety, relapse prevention, […]

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 10th is nationally the day for Children’s Mental Health Awareness. 1 out of 5 children in America have a diagnosable mental disorder, and only half of those who are suffering get the treatment they need. Many children who have a mental health disorder are at a higher risk for suicide, substance use, school dropout, […]

NAMI Walk 2014

Register now to join the Walk for LIFEline team at http:/namiwalks.nami.org/lifelineconnections team.  The NAMI walk kicks off our Wellness Plan.  Participating in the walk will earn you 1 Wellness Point.  Earn all 4 points in 2014 and you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the year.

NAMI Walk 2014

If you haven’t already signed up to join Walking for LIFEline as part of the NAMI walk, do so now and while you’re at it order your t-shirt.  T-shirt orders must be in by Wednesday, May 7th.  Don’t forget that you can earn one wellness point by participating.  Click here for details.

NAMI Walk 2014

The Walk for LIFEline team successfully completed the 2014 NAMI walk in downtown Portland Sunday, May 18th in support of all who have mental illness. The 5K walk included employees, family, and friends and was completed under cloudy but relatively dry skies. Thank you to all that supported this event!

NAMI Walk 2014

Our team, Walking for LIFEline, is participating in the 2014 NAMIWalk Northwest on May 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM. We had a great time last year and would love to see more employees and their friends and families join us! We will once again offer team T Shirts to anyone wishing to purchase one! Come join […]

Musings on Life After Committing

There is a lot of information about drug and alcohol rehabilitation that is invariably ubiquitous – if you don’t know someone who has entered rehab, chances are you’ve watched a television ad depicting a place of tranquility and restoration that saves lives. Perhaps you have researched trends in mental health treatment out of blatant curiosity. […]

Mindfulness

The other week, during my lunch break, I decided to eat outside to try and enjoy the sunshine knowing very well it’ll be gone very soon. Almost immediately after I sat down at a table to eat, an eccentric man wearing neon bike shorts and a leopard tank top sat next to me. I will […]

Mental Health Treatment and Concerns

Recovery looks different for each person. Mental health treatment and services are a road map for recovery, remission and clarity following rehabilitative treatment. However, too often, patients are pigeonholed. Lapses in sobriety or retreats into former habits are viewed as blatant failures. Multiple stays in a rehabilitation facility are proof that this person is hopeless, […]

Mental Health Services for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by periods of elevated mood (called mania or hypomania depending on severity) and periods of depression. During mania, an individual feels or acts abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable, and often makes poor decisions with little regard for consequences. During depression, the individual can have difficulty making eye contact […]

Mental Health Services and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

After you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel anxious, sad, frightened, or disconnected from those around you. However, if the emotional pain does not seem to fade with time, and you feel stuck with a constant sense of fear, you may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may […]

Mental Health Overview: Symptoms and Recovery

What is Mental Health? Mental health affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. It can affect your mood, your behavior, and how you handle different situations. Mental health is extremely important to have, and it provides stability in your life. Research has shown that people that maintain positive mental health actually use their medical […]

Mental Health Among Minorities

Although mental health affects all ethnicities and groups equally, some groups are more prone to developing mental health disorders and less likely to get treatment. Factors like racism, cultural factors, socioeconomic factors and lack of access to quality healthcare work against maintaining an individual’s mental health. This can affect whether or not an individual stays […]

May: National Physical Fitness Month

May in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t seem like May in every other area of the U.S., am I right? We still get lots of rain and cloud cover, but the temperatures do get slightly warmer…at any rate, don’t let it be an excuse not to start being more active! Why? I think that this is […]

May Birthday Celebration

Take a break Thursday, May 1st, come and visit with your colleagues, sign birthday cards, and have a snack.  Heck, bring your lunch and enjoy the moment! Click here for details and to see who you know that is celebrating a May birthday.

Maternal Depression

Despite the prevalence of maternal depression, many women may not know how to reactwhen they are experiencing it and they may feel alone; however, maternal depression is very common. Nationally, about 1 in 9 women experience some symptoms of depression after givingbirth to their child and in some states, as many as 1 in 5 […]

Mark your calendar now for 2014 Employee Luncheon dates

Luncheons are held in the County conference rooms from 11:30am-1pm. February 12th  (Wed) May 14th (Wed) August 12th (Tues) October 16th  (Thurs)

Maintaining Sobriety During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration, gratitude, warmth, togetherness, appreciation, comfort, magic and yes – indulgence. From succulent meats to savory side dishes and luscious desserts, there is always a decadent dish tempting the observer from the decorated dining table.   There are also the temptations of imbibing. The holidays brings no shortage of […]