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4 Ways to Conquer ADHD as an Adult

Friday, January 5th, 2018
4  Ways to Conquer ADHD as an Adult

It seems like more and more people are living with ADHD today than ever before.

It seems like more and more people are living with ADHD today than ever before. As a child, there are education plans and accommodations to help you get through school, but what about once you’re an adult and trying to work? Here are some ways to help you with ADHD as an adult. (more…)

How to Prevent the Stress of Wedding Planning from Damaging Your Relationship

Friday, December 15th, 2017
How to Prevent the Stress of Wedding Planning from Damaging Your Relationship

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most magical days of your life.

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most magical days of your life. Even so, you shouldn’t let that overshadow what you got you there in the first place: a strong, loving relationship. But how can you keep the preparations for your wedding from damaging your relationship? Here are some tips that should be able to help. (more…)

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…)

2 Simple Steps Towards Cultivating More Self-Love

Friday, May 5th, 2017
self-love

Cultivating self-love is an important part of releasing anxiety.

Self-love is a phrase that gets thrown around regularly but is often misunderstood. In fact, self-love is not only about feeling good about yourself. It is about appreciating your unique gifts and talents. However, being grateful for personal talents is hard to cultivate. As a result, we’ve created this easy to follow guide that will help cultivate more love towards oneself. (more…)

How Yoga And Breathing Exercises Can Help Alleviate Depression

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
yoga breathing exercises

Alleviating depression is easier than you think!

If you have depression it can be extremely difficult to live a peaceful life. However, new research has been done that shows practicing yoga and deep breathing exercises can have positive benefits for people with depression. In fact, participating in yoga or deep breathing exercises just twice a week can have significant mood benefits for those with depression. (more…)

October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Sensory Processing Disorder

People of all ages can have problems dealing with sensory processing disorder. But with the right help and coping methods, you may be able to overcome them.

Did you know that October is National Sensory Processing Awareness Month? For the entire month of October, teachers, parents, therapists, and caregivers work together to spread awareness of Sensory Processing Disorder. But many people are not even aware of what Sensory Processing Disorder is. So why not take the time to become familiar with this disorders. Let’s take a look at this disorder and what you can do to help! (more…)

All About Weighted Blankets

Friday, October 14th, 2016
weighted blankets

While everyone loves a blanket to snuggle up in, a weighted blanket may have some positive effects on your loved ones with all types of disabilities.

A weighted blanket is the newest accessories for children and adults with developmental disabilities. These blankets are basically two pieces of fabric that are sewn together into squares with a filler to make them heavy. Weighted blankets come in all sizes and weights and can be used for a variety of purposes. Individuals with ADHD, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, and other disabilities can benefit from the use of a weighted blanket. But how can you use a weighted blanket? Read on to find out. (more…)

The History of American Sign Language

Monday, August 8th, 2016
American Sign Language ASL

American Sign Language allows people of all different ages to connect with one another.

From medical exam rooms to speeches to church services, American Sign Language can be found in the most extraordinary places. It has helped people heal when they are sick, find what they are searching for, and helped neighbors communicate. But have you ever wondered where this language system came from? Let’s take a look at the origins of American Sign Language. (more…)

Family Service Foundation Hosted “Choose Recovery 2016” Event

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Choosing Recovery 2016

Choosing recovery is only one step away.

With a clear focus on both mental health and substance abuse recovery, Family Service Foundation (FSF) hosted the “Choose Recovery 2016” event. This program was designed to encourage growth, change lives, and enrich the community. Let’s take a look at this event and why you should choose Family Service Foundation for your mental health and substance abuse recovery. (more…)

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide

Monday, June 6th, 2016
Warning signs of suicide

Suicide is not something you should ignore. Take a look at some of these warning signs and remember that there are people who can help.

Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and postpartum depression are all mental illnesses with a high risk of suicide. While these mental illnesses are treatable with medication and therapy, there are many individuals who never seek treatment for their illness. Not seeking treatment could end up with dangerous or even deadly consequences. Let’s take a moment to talk about how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how you can help. (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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