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National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted by ashashleylee on February 21, 2019 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (374)


Did you know that February is recognized Nationally as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? According to the CDC, As many as 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the U.S have been a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Male teens are also affected by dating violence. Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, verbal and even sexual. Violence can occur in person, on social media, by phone and text. Teen dating violence is never ok! If you need local resources for your teen, give us a call today or check out https/www.breakthecycle.org/teenDVmonth to learn more about teen dating violence.




S.A.D.

Posted by ashashleylee on February 21, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Does the winter weather have you down? Nearly 10 million Americans struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Below are some symptoms to be aware of and some tips to help you through the cold weather months. If you think you might be experiencing SAD and you need some support, we're here to help!



Family Fun Day 2016

Posted by ashashleylee on April 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (2)



Perry County Counseling Center had a great time at the 2016 Family Fun Day sponsored by the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center! We can't wait until next year!!

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by ashashleylee on April 7, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Nationwide, April is being recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Perry County Counseling Center is encouraging you to do your part in preventing child abuse and neglect in our area by staying informed and helping spread awareness. Please pickup your blue pinwheel at the City Clerks office or public library located in Du Quoin and Pinckneyville. For more information about this local campaign, or the services we provide contact Perry County Counseling Center at 618-542-4357. Also, be sure to share a picture to our Facebook page to show the community how you choose to display your pinwheel! Together we can raise awareness and increase prevention of child abuse in our community!!


 

Our Pinwheels for Prevention in front of Perry County Counseling Center!! Be sure to pick up yours today! Together we can raise awareness and increase prevention of child abuse in our community!!

 

PTSD Awareness Month

Posted by ashashleylee on June 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Beginning in 2010, Congress termed June 27th Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). Since that time, June has been designated as a time to raise public awareness about PTSD, as well as available treatments of the disorder. According to The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, after the occurrence of a traumatic event, it is common for people to experience stress reactions. If stress reactions related to a traumatic event do not begin to improve over time, one should consider seeking help to determine if PTSD is a factor. Some of the symptoms that The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder attributes to PTSD include: reliving the traumatic event through nightmares or flashbacks, avoiding situations that may be a reminder of the traumatic event, negative changes in believes/feelings, or feeling keyed up (jittery or always on the look out for danger). If you have experienced a traumatic event and feel that you may be having symptoms related to PTSD, or you are interested in more information on the issue, please phone Perry County Counseling Center at 618-542-4357.

 

 



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