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Are You Angry? Could It Be Sadness? Could It Be Anxiety?

Therapist: “Besides angry, how else do you feel when people disrespect you?” Client: “Sad.” Therapist: “Where does that sadness come from?” Client: “It’s always been there.” Therapist: “What’s the worst part?” Client: “Like I don’t count, like I’m not important.” Therapist: “Like you were invisible? Some use anger to get

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger August 15, 2018

'You're Speaking My Language' – Mental Illness in the Deaf Community

  Imagine that the only language you know isn’t widely understood, but you need to communicate a variety of differentthings just to get through the day.  Add to that, you think you are experiencing signs of mental illness. If you are deaf, and think that you’re hallucinating, how do you even

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

Back on Track – Alternative Sentencing Program Provides Valuable Insight

A grueling work assignment away from home, combined with extreme boredom during his off hours was the unfortunate mix of circumstances the first time Taylor used a painkiller to get high.  Living in a trailer and working with two other friends on a one-year work detail in a remote small

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

'I am Not Who I Was Judged For'

A self-proclaimed ‘product of institutions,’ Kylund was orphaned at a young age and bounced from foster home, to orphanage, to group home and ultimately the streets, before he finally ‘aged out’ of the system.  As an adolescent, Kylund was successfully being treated for a bipolar disorder and depression, but once

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

CEO 2018 Summer Newsletter Message

All of us are more effective and also more fulfilled through our connectedness.  Persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders have unique talents and much to contribute. The professionals who help know that they are just as fortunate to learn much from those they serve.  To illustrate the power

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

Anne Combs – Staff Expert Profile

GCB Staff Expert – Anne Combs Vice President of GCB’s Child and Family Division Tell us about yourself – what was your path to GCB?  Can you describe your role and how long have you worked here? I have a BA in Sociology from Murray State University in Kentucky and

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

A Model with Heart

The GCB Clermont Recovery Center’s Quick Response Team (QRT) is a unique model – although there are many existing similar treatment teams in the Tri-State area, theirs is the only approach that utilizes the peer-to-peer concept.  Meaning, each of the Clermont County coaches are in recovery themselves. “We tell them

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

Determination Results in a Long-Lost Family Connection

Most people would not be aware that Gjwan’s lack of emotional expressiveness, along with his monotone voice and diminished facial expressions, are associated with a common symptom of schizophrenia, known as ‘flat affect.’  Individuals who experience this can appear unresponsive to the world around them, when it’s really something they

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Shared by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services August 14, 2018

Watch for #SiblingSaturday

We’ve added a lot of new sibling sets on our adoption site, HCKids.org recently. These are kids who need permanent families. So we thought to try to bring extra attention to the need for adoptive families for sibling groups, we would start #SiblingSaturday on social media and highlight one sibling

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS August 13, 2018

4 Common Communication Mistakes

You can improve your communication skills by recognizing these four common mistakes. 1) We talk too much! When we talk about something that is sensitive, personal or difficult, we may talk around the subject. We may avoid being specific, trying to be polite, hoping the other person will somehow pick

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger August 10, 2018

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