Stress Less over the Holidays
A holiday stress management workshop, presented by Cherity Machnick, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, will be offered by the Stickney Township Public Health District Behavioral Health Department at two area libraries.
The first workshop, on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., will be held at the Stickney-Forest View Library, 6800 43rd Street, Stickney. The workshop will be repeated at the Prairie Trails Library, 8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, on December 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
The goals of the workshop include defining stress, recognizing the sources of holiday stress, identifying stress indicators, learning stress reduction techniques and how to prevent holiday stress.
For more information, and to reserve a spot, please call 708-237-8944.
We provide individual, family, and couples therapy. Call 708-237-8918 to schedule an intake appointment.
The Behavioral Health Division Is An Ally Of LGBTQ Identified Individuals
In one national survey, LGBT adults reported higher rates of discrimination compared to heterosexuals. This is one of the most understood causes of minority stress. The level of victimization and discrimination impacts both mental and physical health.
For example, one study showed an increased suicide risk, and another showed higher risks for some types of cancer.
LGBTQ youth are also exposed to many minority stressors, such as harassment and discrimination. The result is a strong risk factor for suicide and suicide attempts. Studies have found high rates of victimization among LGBTQ youth. In one nationwide survey, 84.6 percent of LGBTQ youth reported verbal harassment and 40 percent reported physical harassment. This can result in an increase in mental health problems.
Combating homophobic attitudes is the key to protecting LGBTQ youth. In addition, studies have also concluded that family acceptance, caring adults, and school safety promote health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Behavioral Health Division at (708)237-8918 for further information.