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Archive for November, 2016

Can Therapy Help With Eating Disorders?

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Eating disorders

Eating disorders are not just about eating or not eating. They are actually a body image issue that can be helped with therapy.

Like other mental illnesses, someone suffering from an eating disorder may not show visible signs of doing so. Eating disorders first reached public awareness in the 1970s when Hilde Bruch published a book about a number of case studies on the subject. This book helped to increase awareness beyond society’s upper class and into the general public. Despite this long history of being ignored or being called “normal,” eating disorders are now classified as a mental illness and can be helped with therapy. But how can therapy help with your eating disorder? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Tips for Practicing Self-Care Around the Holidays

Friday, November 11th, 2016
Practicing Self-Care

Taking a few moments to reflect and relax will help you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.

With the holidays ramping up, people everywhere are suffering from a lack of self-care. Self-care is vital for well-being and is especially important around the holiday season. Not only is this important to your mental health, but to your physical and emotional health as well. It can be challenging, especially around the holidays for people to take the time to practice self-care. People with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety may have a hard time practicing self-care and as a result may have a problem dealing with everyday stressors. But with the proper care, your holiday season may prove to be the best yet. Let’s take a look at some tips for practicing self-care around the holidays. (more…)

The Categories of Mental Illnesses

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Mental illnesses

There are many different types of mental illnesses. But with a little help, you can start to feel normal again.

While it may seem like you are alone with your mental illness, there are many different people suffering from many different types of mental illnesses. It is estimated that about 42.5 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), there are approximately 9.3 million adults who experience what is considered a “serious mental illness”. But what types of mental illnesses are there? There are actually five major categories of mental illnesses. Let’s take a look at each of these categories. (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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