Posts By: Kelly Gillooly, M.Ed., LCADC

Recognizing human trafficking

Many times, we may think that human trafficking takes place only on the other side of the world, but it happens everywhere. Now more than ever, human trafficking has become one of the biggest threats to many communities and is one the fastest growing illegal industries in the world. According to the National Human Trafficking…
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Holiday depression and COVID-19: Ways you can cope

The holiday season can often be a difficult time with feelings of anxiety and depression, which is understandable due to expectations to cook meals, shop, bake, clean and entertain. Some are now experiencing a different type of stress, replacing the flurry of having too much to do during the holiday season with uncertainty, isolation and the loss of…
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Mental health and agriculture

When the leaves start to drift away from the trees and turn the vivid shades of reds, oranges and browns, we all know it’s a signal that fall is near. For some, fall is the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides and a wardrobe full of plaid outfits. For the farmers and ranchers, it’s the…
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Keeping connected with family during COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many events where families would have traditionally gathered have been either cancelled, rescheduled, or heavily modified to fit within the guidelines. Even though your family can’t gather as they normally would during summer, here are a few simple ways to stay connected to them: Set up weekly face-to-face calls Modern technology has…
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