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Archive for January, 2017

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs

Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Therapy dogs are the best!

It’s safe to say we as humans love some cuddles from animals like cats and dogs. Pet owners can attest to the mood boosting and stress relieving benefits of animals. These days, therapy dogs seem to be more common than before. Studies have proven that in fact, dogs provide mental health and physical benefits to people who spend time with them. (more…)

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Those With Social Anxiety Disorder

Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Coping with social anxiety disorder is easier with CBT.

Social anxiety disorder is often treated with antidepressants, but could there be a more holistic way to treat social anxiety disorder? Fortunately, a study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is possibly more effective than medication in treating social anxiety disorder. (more…)

Why The Deaf Are More Prone To Suffer From Mental Health Issues

Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Everyone can suffer from a mental health issues.

Having language and communication barriers are bound to cause anxiety. Think about not being able to hear the person on the other end of the phone clearly, static obstructing your hearing; rage and anger may fill your mind. Similarly, the deaf suffer this experience daily. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, there are 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety. Within the deaf population, the number is higher, due the abundance of language barriers between the deaf and the hearing population. Those who are hearing impaired cannot follow verbal communications quickly, depending on lip reading in an attempt to keep up with a conversation. (more…)

How Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help With Autism?

Friday, January 6th, 2017
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How CBT can help those with autism.

Every parent of a child with autism wants to make sure they are doing all they can to help. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or (CBT) has been helping treat young children, teens and adults with a variety of mental illnesses, from eating disorders to anxiety. CBT uses the thoughts, feelings, and behavior we have to help individuals combat their illnesses. (more…)

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.
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