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How To Talk To Someone About Suicide

In this video, Erica gives advice on how to talk to a loved one who you fear is suicidal, and how to give support if you find out your concern is correct. She discusses three major warning signs that an individual needs in order to cross the threshold to truly attempt suicide. Erica also explains why connecting with a suicidal loved one is so important, as well as how to truly connect with them. In this video you will also be provided with good questions to ask to get the answers you need. Check out the resources below to get the support you need to help your loved one.

Mental Health Support and Advocacy www.NAMI.Org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention https://afsp.org

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How Depression In Children Looks Different Than Adults

In this video, Erica explains what depression looks like in children. Depression in children looks different than depression in adults. Erica describes what that looks like, provides warning signs for parents to look out for, and gives tips on how you can support your child or teen at home. In this video, Erica also discusses how depression affects school and what medical depression vs. situational depression looks like in children.

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The Good In This Year

The Good In This Year

By: Ginny Vose, Therapist at JCAC


I want to end the year with gratitude. We all know that many horrible things have happened this year. However, some good things have happened in 2020> I graduated with a 2nd Masters Degree, I am loving being a Professional Counselor, and I have a new foster puppy.

Taking all of these things that have happened what are some things that you are grateful for?

Take the time to go over those things in your head, or write them down.

- Happy Monday


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Missing Family During The Holidays

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Missing Family During The Holiday

The holidays is a wonderful time of the year when family and friends, are able to get together and share moments. However, due to the pandemic, some individuals can't participate in seeing their loves ones due to the fear of exposing their family to the virus. The virus being a major obstacle for some families, is not the only obstacle. There are other obstacles such as family members being separated due to military deployments, passing, distance, financial, and even the lack of a support system due to personal beliefs and de...

A Southern Christmas Craft

A Southern Christmas Craft: Pinecone Christmas Tree


At JCAC, we hope that everyone is doing well and is in high spirits. For the Christmas/ holiday craft countdown we have a craft that anyone can partake in! This craft is the southern Christmas pine cone Christmas tree! This simple task is a great task to have the whole family participate in. Crafts bring families together and allow for special moments and memories to be cherished and created. COVID-19 has taken a lot of normalcy and tradition away from us, so for some, it does not feel like the holidays at all. Many of us won't be able to travel to see family and may feel alone or left out. This craft is perfect to do over a family FaceTi...

Holiday Crafts: Adult Self Care

Holiday Crafts

By: Chloe Harper, Clinical Intern with JCAC


The holidays are vastly approaching and self-care can take many different forms! This first craft is one of many of our count down to the holidays! This craft will help add a little mindfulness to your day and to remind yourself of how amazing you are! Or it can turn into a cute house decoration! Mindfulness can be practiced just by taking time for yourself and doing this craft :).

What you will need:

option 1: mindfulness jar

-1 Mason Jar

- Scrapes of colorful Paper

- yarn or ribbon

Option 2: house decoration

- mason jar

- Christmas holiday decoration of some sort

- sharpie

- wine bottle lights or jar lights ( Dollar tree has them for a do...

How To Find A Therapist

How To Find A Therapist

By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC


A question that is pretty common is “How Do I Find A Therapist?”. You are sitting in your bed and you realize that it is time to make a change, so you talk to your friend and he or she tells you maybe you need a therapist. You do a wild google search and words come up like “mental health counselor”, “clinical counselor”, “mental health technician”, “telehealth mental professional”, “psychiatrist”, and “psychologist”, and the list continues! You have asked you, friends, you have gone through 8 pages of google sites, and side links; a...

Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis

Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis

by Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC

The United States has seen the most socially changing event, that has shaken the very core of all American's; the COVID epidemic. The epidemic has caused the isolation of many individuals and the halting of every social activity. With the new way of life, the way we socialize and interact in the world has vastly changed. As a result, we have incorporated different ways to not only keep us safe but to also find ways to socialize virtually. However, among the groups of individuals that have been affected by the epidemic, the most overlooked ones are the mothers that are suffering from postpartu...

Freedom Is Not Free, A Letter of Thanks On 9/11

Freedom Isn’t Free

Blog by Ginny Vose, MA, MeD, Counselor with JCAC

Today we remember that horrible day when America was attacked on our own soil in such a senseless act of terrorism. I want to take time to thank all of our first responders, fire fighters, police officers, and our men and women from each branch of the military for volunteering to put yourself in harm’s way to keep us all safe. I can only imagine the high cost that you have or still are paying for me to be able to live as I do. You have my utmost respect and full support. You are always in my heart and in my prayers. Because you run toward danger each day, you are subject to being traumatized. You can even develop ...

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