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Recovery is a Family Journey

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on February 2, 2021

Certainly, mental illness challenges the individual with the diagnosis, but it also has a serious impact on family and loved ones. At the same time, the active support of those family members and loved ones can be vital to recovery. “Going clear back to the 1940’s, the stigma associated with mental illness has prevented people […]

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Practicing Positivity

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on February 1, 2021

Is the glass half full or half empty? Is it really a big controversy when we have the opportunity to take advantage of a free refill? Either way, there’s still a personal investment involved in changing your mindset. Sometimes the state of our emotional health can be impacted by how we’re treating our bodies. The good […]

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Life with Mental Illness: One Family’s Story

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on December 22, 2020

No one is immune to the impact of a mental health disorder Mental illness is a disease that affects the whole family. And family caregivers are not immune to the impact the disease has on them as they strive to provide care for loved ones. The stress and isolation can be overwhelming. A NAMI study […]

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Combatting Isolation in a Time of Coronavirus

Publisher : Community Alliance
Submitted on December 22, 2020

At a time when we’re all being cautioned to stay at home to save lives, it’s no surprise that so many people are struggling with loneliness. But even before coronavirus began to spread worldwide, millions of people were struggling with social isolation. Mental health experts were already concerned about an epidemic of loneliness and isolation […]

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Welcoming Dr. Jacqueline Esch and Dr. Karl Goodkin

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on November 24, 2020

Introducing a new standard of Integrated Health Care At Community Alliance, we’re committed to providing a comprehensive model of integrated health care – helping people meet physical and mental health goals with the support of a health team dedicated to understanding and meeting their unique needs. And we’re proud to introduce two vital team players […]

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Reflecting on Gratitude in 2020 as a Healthy Practice for Community Alliance

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on November 23, 2020

According to the National Institutes of Health, practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on our wellbeing – something we could all use right now. And, if you make it an everyday habit, this daily dose of positive emotion helps people cope with stress and can even enhance physical health. That’s a strategy Carole Boye, […]

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Integrated Health Care Addresses the Whole Person

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on October 29, 2020

Much has been written about integrated health care over the past few years.  At its core,  integrated care offers a whole-person approach that addresses mental and physical health in a way that connects both, in order to coordinate a greater level of care.  Integrated care can offer the following benefits: Greater access to a broad […]

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Breaking the Silence in 2020 is more important than ever

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on October 29, 2020

Now in its 24th year, Community Alliance’s annual Breaking the Silence education and fundraising event, and those the event serves to support, face new challenges. Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person event this year. Yet, there is an ever-increasing number of individuals and families in great need of mental health support, primary care […]

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The Challenge of Recovery in Challenging Times

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on September 29, 2020

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly half of those who experience a mental health disorder during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa. And substance use problems have shown to occur more frequently with certain mental health conditions, including: Depression Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Personality Disorders Add to […]

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Suicide in a Time of Unrest.

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on September 29, 2020

We’re Facing a Mental Health Crisis That’s Costing Lives. The statistics are staggering – approximately 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year. That’s nearly one death every 40 seconds. Suicide has become the 2nd leading cause of death for those 15 to 24 years old. Every year, many more people think about or attempt suicide […]

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