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Archive for May, 2015

What is Mental Illness?

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Mental-IllnessMental illness is a term that is used frequently in our society. But many of us who use it loosely are unaware of what it really means.  Sometimes we can use it in a way that stigmatizes those seeking help. To instead help those suffering from a mental illness and seeking help, it might help us all to better understand the term.

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Finding Meaning at Family Service Foundation

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Meaningful-JobsRecently, we discussed an article published by Forbes magazine that discussed the top ten most meaningful jobs. These jobs were ranked based on how those who held those jobs felt their jobs made a difference, without income being a factor. Most of the jobs that made the top ten were those that don’t have the highest income level but represents work that brings about change in the world. Clearly half of the job functions that made the top ten can be found right here at Family Service Foundation. The job titles from the Forbes list are as follows:

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The Need for Sign Language Interpreters

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Sign-Language-InterpretersThe need for sign language interpreters is always growing in today’s society. Not only do the sign language interpreters need to understand sign language, they also need to sign fluently as well. Interpreters are needed in a number of different situations such as schools, appointments, meetings, and overall community interaction.

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The Most Meaningful Jobs

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Mental HealthWhile Forbes magazine tends to release plenty of lists throughout the year that highlights well-paying jobs, Forbes has also released a list of the most meaningful jobs. While some may believe that a hefty paycheck is what makes a job meaningful, Forbes created this list considering other factors. A meaningful job is considered to be one that is making a positive impact and change in the world and society.

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National Prevention Week and FSF

Friday, May 1st, 2015

National Prevention WeekThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds an event every year called the National Prevention Week. The week is dedicated to bringing public awareness and action in regards to mental health issues and substance abuse. Every year, the week is given a theme to help guide events and programs throughout the nation. This year, National Prevention Week has a theme of “The Voice of One, the Power of All” and will be held from May 17th until May 23rd. Family Service Foundation, Inc. is happy to be hosting a Choose Recovery event on May 22nd in honor of National Prevention Week.

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At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
5301 76th Ave
Landover Hills
MD
20784
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