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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…)

4 Ways to Support a Grieving Loved One

Friday, July 21st, 2017
4 Ways to Support a Grieving Loved One

Losing someone you care for is extremely hard. It can feel like your whole world has just come crashing down.

Losing someone you care for is extremely hard. It can feel like your whole world has just come crashing down. It is difficult to watch a loved one go through that. So how do you help your loved one who is grieving? (more…)

Anxiety 101: Everything You Wanted To Know

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Anxiety can show up in a variety of ways.

Anxiety has become a common phrase in our society to describe a feeling of extreme nervousness. However, true anxiety can have debilitating symptoms that severely impact the life of any individual. While most people experience a certain level of anxiety occasionally, others experience it on a daily basis. As a result, these people may need the help of a therapist or counselor to help them manage whatever symptoms they experience. (more…)

The Best Treatment Options For Children And Teens With Schizophrenia

Friday, June 16th, 2017

There are some great ways to treat children and teens with schizophrenia!

There is a myriad of strategies and techniques used to treat children and adolescents with schizophrenia. In fact, treatment may consist of medications, individual therapy, behavioral intervention or some combination of the three. (more…)

3 Mental Health Tips To Try Today

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Overcoming certain mental health issues can be easier than you think!

It is extremely common to suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. However, while medications are there to help, there are other more holistic options that can also decrease certain common symptoms. Here are just a few tips and tricks to try the next time social anxiety or a bout of sadness has overcome you. (more…)

A New Type Of Meditation To Reduce Anxiety

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Meditating can do wonders for your anxiety!

Meditation is a wonderful technique that has been an effective tool towards reducing anxiety in those suffering with it. In fact, patients who suffer from anxiety can have immense benefits just by getting quiet, sitting in stillness, and meditating. While the term meditation often has a hippie vibe associated with it, there are plenty of mental health benefits that come with a meditation practice. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Social Anxiety Disorder

Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Overcoming social anxiety can be easier than you think.

People will social anxiety disorder are crippled when it comes to social situations. In fact, even the slightest social gathering can cause extreme physical symptoms common in people who suffer from social anxiety disorder. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all need other people to survive. The important thing is that we start to truly decipher what social anxiety is in reality as opposed to the fiction that many may think. (more…)

Shyness: Should Parents Be Concerned?

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Dealing with a shy child can sometimes be cause for concern.

Parents often seek clinical professionals to help their child move out of a shyness phase. In fact, many therapists and counselors find themselves with parents who simply do not know whether they need to be worried about the level of shyness their child is experiencing or if it is something that they will eventually grow out of. Lately, the term introvert has gained momentum and become part of the normal lexicon. However, it is important to remember that shyness and being an introvert are not the same thing. Introverts derive their energy from spending time alone. While shyness harbors awkwardness, worried thoughts, and severe tension in a variety of social situations, there are some instances where parents should be more concerned than others. It really boils down to the level of anxiety a shy child may feel when interacting with others in a social situation. In cases where the child is truly suffering from a deep anxious feeling, seeking the help of a professional may benefit any child. (more…)

2 Helpful Tips For Tackling Depression

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Tackling your depression can be easier than you think!

Having depression is something that many people suffer from. In fact, it can be extremely difficult to live life and do daily tasks without having support from family, friends, and professionals. Finding a therapist who can listen to your feelings and help you tackle the sad emotions that constantly plague you is definitely something that can help reduce depression. However, depending on the severity of your depression there are some ways that you can grab hold of the negative feelings and fight depression like the strong person that you are! (more…)

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…)

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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