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Archive for August, 2017

The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Children with Autism

Monday, August 28th, 2017
The Benefits of Weighted Blankets for Children with Autism

If your child or another loved one has autism, then you know how challenging it can be to care for them.

If your child or another loved one has autism, then you know how challenging it can be to care for them. Fortunately, using a weighted blanket can help in several ways. No matter how old the user is, such a blanket can still help them. The weight of the blanket relative to the weight of the user matters too – the heavier the user is, the heavier the blanket should be. (more…)

The Value of Following a Morning Routine when Living with Mental Illness

Monday, August 21st, 2017
The Value of Following a Morning Routine when Living with Mental Illness

For people with mental illness, just waking up and getting out of bed can sometimes feel like a chore.

For people with mental illness, just waking up and getting out of bed can sometimes feel like a chore. But when you have a set morning routines, making seemingly small and insignificant decisions gets much easier. Good mornings lead to good days! (more…)

3 Things to Remember to Help You Live with Mental Illness

Friday, August 18th, 2017
3 Things to Remember to Help You Live with Mental Illness

You really are not alone. Mental illness affects so many people.

Depression and mental illness are tough to live with, and can often make you feel alone. You really are not alone. There are millions of people in this world. Even if you feel like your world is crashing down, it really will get better. Here are some other things that might help you out. (more…)

What to Expect When Seeing a Marriage Counselor

Monday, August 7th, 2017
What to Expect When Seeing a Marriage Counselor

If you’re going to a marriage counselor for the first time, it’s good to know what to expect.

If you’re going to a marriage counselor for the first time, it’s good to know what to expect. It is common for couples to be anxious about that first meeting. It can be helpful to know what sorts of questions might be asked during the appointment so that you are better prepared. Keep in mind that every counselor operates differently and the types of questions that they ask can vary. (more…)

Cats as Emotional Support Animals

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Cats as Emotional Support Animals

Cats make great emotional support animals too!

When you hear someone talk about emotional support animals and therapy animals, you usually just assume they’re talking about dogs. This isn’t always true. While emotional support animals are predominantly dogs, it is possible to have a cat as your emotional support animal. (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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