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Trauma Informed Parenting

Trauma Informed Parenting

The word trauma is a big word. Trauma is any life event that may be violent, cause a sense of danger or fear and poses a threat to a person’s life; even witnessing such an event can instill these emotions.…

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Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in this country. Yet, one out of every six American women and one out of every thirty-three American men report that they have been the victim…

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Back to School: Mental Health Tips for a Successful Year

Back to School: Mental Health Tips for a Successful Year

A new school year should bring lots of excitement and fun for your child. Unfortunately, many times this excitement is replaced with fear, anxiety, and even depression. FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy…

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Advocacy for Mental Health Services in MN

Advocacy for Mental Health Services in MN

There is a significant shortage of mental health resources in the United States, especially in rural areas (Ruiz, 2018). Although Minnesota is ranked among one of the top states for access to mental health care services in the country (Mental Health America, 2018), there continues to remain a need, according to Sue Abderholden Director of the MN branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Werner, 2017).

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Gun Violence and Mental Health

Gun Violence and Mental Health

With 8 mass shootings over the past year in the United States, such horrendous events do not feel so infrequent. Naturally, our reaction is to want to understand why, to wish for a clear and concrete…

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