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Aug
29
You Are Worth Tomorrow | How To Prevent Suicide & Protect The Ones You Love



You Are Worth Tomorrow | How To Prevent Suicide & Protect The Ones You Love





Suicide can be a tough topic to talk about. The word alone seems to be spoken about in whispers or brings up fear for many people. The more we're able to create an open dialogue surrounding suicide, the more we can help prevent suicide.




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The JCAC Counselors specialize in counseling services throughout the lifespan! We offer play therapy, counseling for children, parental support, adolescent counseling, mental health services, couples counseling, premarital therapy, and individual counseling for adults.



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Aug
26
5 Warning Signs of Postpartum DEPRESSION | What It Feels Like, How To Get Help


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Postpartum depression is a hard topic for new mothers to talk about, and can often be dismissed as “the baby blues”. In this video, Mikayla Minehart, APC, talks about the differences between the baby blues and PPD, as well as discusses the many ways postpartum depression can present itself in new mothers, and how to reach out for help if you think you or your loved one has postpartum depression.



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Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office...


May
27
Counselor Reaction To Death of Naomi Judd | Learn The Warning Signs Of Depression







In this video, JCAC Counselor, Ginny Vose, talks about the tragic death of Naomi Judd. She lists off several signs of depression such as mood swings, loss of interest, and more. We need to end the stigma around mental health. Just as there is no shame in seeking help for your body, there is no shame in seeking help for your mind. Ginny provides resources if you need to reach out for help, or if you have a loved one you know needs help.


If you are feeling that you might harm yourself, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “HOME” to 741741




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May
26
Before Making a Decision, Learn About Mental Health Medication!

Have you been diagnosed with depression or any other mental illness, and have been recommended to take medication to manage it? Erica Gregory wants to bust the stigma around depression medication. In this video, she talks about different types of medications, how they can affect you, and how you can benefit from them. Erica also discusses who you can reach out to help you and how they can help you.








Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns...


May
26
Depression and Addiction, Which Came First? | Finding Understanding and Offering Support

In this video, Erica Gregory dives into the historic question, “Which Came First, Depression or Addiction?” Treating a person struggling with an addiction and a depression can be tricky but recovery is not impossible! Through Erica’s explanation, you can gain a greater understanding of depression, substance abuse, and how to support a loved one struggling with BOTH.







Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, ...


May
26
WHAT Is SELF-HARM and HOW to SUPPORT a Loved One | Insights From A Counselor

In this video, Erica discusses what self-harm is, why people self-harm, and helpful tools to support a person who may be participating in this behavior or having thoughts of hurting themselves. Erica explains why teens cut, and how to show empathy and compassion when someone is self harming in helping a loved one suffering with overwhelming emotional pain and finding a healthy alternative to self-harm.



Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Jo...


May
26
A Counselor's WAKE UP Call to Challenge the MENTAL GAME of Depression | Depression Series

Erica opens up about feeling down and her own wake up call to challenge the depression mindset and use the spring weather to get back out there. It's time to challenge depression, It's time to use exercise to manage depression. Let this video motivate you to push back against your depression symptoms!








Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.


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Dec
10
ARE THEY SUICIDAL? How to Ask & What to Do... Explained in Detail By A Licensed Counselor

What are Warning Signs of Suicide? What are Suicide Resources? What If My Child Talks About Suicide? How Do I Help My Suicidal Child? How Do I Help My Suicidal Friend? What is Depression? What is Depression- really?








In this video, Erica Gregory, LMFT with #JCAC breaks down how to talk to someone who is suicidal. Talking about suicide is really hard because it is scary. That is okay, but the most important thing is to TALK ABOUT SUICIDE, to ASK the Question, rather than ignore it. Erica with #JCAC gives you the tools to ASK about suicide, How to assess risk when talking about suicide, and how to take care of yourself when you love someone who is suicidal. This video is great for parents of...


Nov
19
DEPRESSION: How to Support Your Teen or Child







In this video, Erica gives tips on how you can support your child or teen at home. She explains how younger children process their emotions differently, and also provides guidance on how to talk to your teen, and how to be present with them in their darkest moments.


Check out our video, “Why Do People Think About Suicide? & How To Have The Conversation” https://youtu.be/wuSmq3ISR18



Below are more resources to get the support you need to help your child.


Depression Resources: www.NAMI.Org (Mental Health Support and Advocacy)


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


Free E-Book: Finding Calm in the Storm: https://mailchi.mp/e1342c3b9b3f/jcacbook


Depression Outline:...


Oct
27
Grief Counseling Frequently Asked Questions by Caylin Broome, JCAC Counselor

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What is grief?


Grief is an intense emotional, spiritual, and physical experience that tends to follow a loss event or significant life change. Although culturally we tend to associate grief most commonly with things like death and divorce, many experts believe that you can grieve any major change or deviation from what was “normal” before. This includes the changes that our culture sees as being largely positive, like weddings, moves, and retirement. Even in these situations, the “old” way of life is gone permanently, and despite the fact that these may have been intended and anticipated changes, they often do trigger grief responses and adjustment difficulties.



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