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Archive for March, 2018

Meditation Can Help You Live Your Best Life

Friday, March 30th, 2018
meditation

From a reduction in anxiety to improvements in your concentration, there are many reasons to consider using meditation to strengthen your mental health.

With the growth in popularity physical fitness practices like yoga have seen in recent years, it is no doubt why there has been consistent research into the benefits of mindful meditation. While yoga is a great way to stay in shape and enhance your overall physical fitness, the meditation aspect of yoga is what many people find especially enticing. Meditation is a practice people have been utilizing for centuries, and for good reason. Modern science is proving that the mental effects of meditation are even more beneficial than previously thought. From a reduction in anxiety to improvements in your concentration, there are many reasons to consider using meditation to strengthen your mental health.

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4 Ways You Can Help Raise Mental Health Awareness

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
mental health

Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can help raise positive awareness for mental health in your community.

There are many stigmas attached to mental health in the United States. As more and more people come forward about their own mental health, it is time that you also step up to the plate. Advocating for yourself is a way that you can advocate for others. People in every community suffer from mental health issues, so it is important that the correct information about mental health is taught and that the stigma is erased. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can help raise positive awareness for mental health in your community.

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Three Common Myths About Therapy

Friday, March 16th, 2018
therapy

The benefits of therapy are limitless. When it comes to your mental health, talking to a professional is absolutely the best route you can take.

When considering therapy, you may have some hesitations. It’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are many feelings and questions people have when it comes to therapy. Therapy is so deeply personal that it’s easy to question yourself and whether or not you truly “need” it. The benefits of therapy are limitless, and it is important to disprove any myths that are in your mind. When it comes to your mental health, talking to a professional is absolutely the best route you can take. Think of your mental health as a journey and therapy your starting point when on the road to mental healing. Here are a few common myths many people share when it comes to therapy.

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4 Easy Ways Spring Improves Your Mental Health

Friday, March 9th, 2018
mental health

Spring can improve your mood and aid depression in many ways.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace the warmth and cheeriness of spring.

Although Maryland weather is unpredictable, now that it’s finally March, spring is just around the corner. Even without very much snow, this year’s winter has been especially frigid, with many cloudy and gray days. This type of weather takes its toll on people with all mental health concerns.  People susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder may especially find themselves sinking into a state of depression. The good news is that it won’t be too much longer until the days are longer and the weather is warmer. When it comes to your mental health, spring can improve your mood and aid depression in many ways.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace the warmth and cheeriness of spring.

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Easy Reminders for Communicating With Deaf People

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
deaf communication

Here are some useful tips that will help you through easy and effective communication.

Communicating with a deaf person isn’t all that different than communicating with a hearing person.  When communicating with both deaf and hearing people, many of the same nonverbal cues are used.  This type of nonverbal language just requires more focus and attention when communicating with deaf people.  Here are some useful tips that will help you through easy and effective communication. (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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