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The Problem With Seeing A Life Coach When You Actually Need A Therapist

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Understanding the differences between life coaches and therapists is extremely important for your mental health!

There are a lot of misconceptions around the differences between certified therapists and life coaches. In fact, to the uninformed, it can cause massive problems when they seek counseling services from a life coach but really need the expertise and services of a professional. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand the difference among life coaches and therapists and when you need to see them, respectively. (more…)

2 Amazing Self-Care Techniques To Reduce Your Anxiety

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Practicing self-care is a great way to curb your anxiety!

Patients who struggle with anxiety can have a difficult time managing their symptoms. Some days are harder than others. In fact, most people with anxiety are stuck in their heads, finding themselves overthinking and over-analyzing everything. As a result, their mind is frazzled with a bunch of thoughts that leads them to become anxious. However, noticing these instances is the first step to calming your mind and reducing the amount of anxiety within. Here are just a few self-care techniques that can help calm your mind so that you can begin to live a life beyond your wildest dreams. (more…)

Common Causes Of Anger And Healthy Ways To Manage It

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Getting a handle on your anger is easier than you think.

Anger is a normal human emotion that we all endure sometimes. However, some of us handle anger in destructive ways. In fact, understanding healthy ways to manage your anger when things become overwhelming can help you alleviate some very negative consequences. (more…)

3 Crucial Things To Say To Someone With Depression

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Understanding the best ways to handle loved ones with depression is easier than you think!

Many people go through periods of depression in their lives. However, suffering from clinical depression is a more severe situation that requires friends and family members to understand the best tactics to approach people with depression. Many individuals who have depression can tend to isolate themselves from friends and family members. That is why it is so critical for loved ones of those with depression to find the right things to say to those people in their lives. Here, are some tips for handling a loved one who has depression successfully. (more…)

Is Social Anxiety Limiting Your Enjoyment Of Life?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A mental health professional may be able to help you with your social anxiety.

Of course, anxiety can severely affect your life and limit your fun. Having social anxiety means that you are constantly agitated. Unable to let your guard down, people with social anxiety suffer from fear of doing something completely embarrassing. People with social anxiety suffer from daily self-critical thoughts that can inhibit their ability to simply enjoy life. (more…)

3 Best Tips To Get You Out Of A Bad Mood

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Turn that frown upside down!

As humans, we are able to feel a wide range of emotions daily. This means we can feel different emotions at any moment. We can easily go from sad to happy to frustrated all in the span of an hour. That being said, when we wake up or are faced with a bad mood, it can be harmful to our lives. A bad mood can make us unproductive and place us in a negative head space. However, there are some simple steps we can take when we find ourselves in a bad mood that can turn us all into positive Polly’s. (more…)

How To Handle “What If” Thinking

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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The best way to tackle your thoughts is by breathing.

Our minds get the best of us sometimes. Anxiety often begins when we start thinking about the “what ifs” in life. Oftentimes this sort of thinking can snowball and lead to us thinking about solutions to things in the future that have not happened yet. But since many fearful stories come from this dreaded “what if” mindset, having some tools in your back pocket to be able to handle those times can come in handy. (more…)

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…)

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

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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

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 or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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