I believe mental health care is not a one size fits all dynamic because people are individualized and the healing process is not linear.
Social Worker in Sykesville, MD
Supervised by Rachel Cochran, LCSW-C
Stress is a normal part of life and it is an unavoidable part of life. We know that some stress can have serious consequences for your health while other stress can increase our awareness, can enact the flight or fight mechanisms to keep us safe or help in a crisis. We are often not taught as youngsters how to manage and deal with stress and most of the time are told "just don't stress". That's easier said than done.. as an adjunct professor teaching stress management I know I can help!
Losing a loved one is just about the worst thing that can happen to any of us. This is often compounded by the feeling that we have also lost ourselves in the process. We are not taught how to cope without someone and we often don't know how to process the overwhelming feelings that come with loss. I do not believe you will ever get over the loss of someone special but you can learn to cope with it and that empty hole will brighten again.
Suicide prevention has been the driving factor for why I went into this field. Having worked with thousands of survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors and those who struggle with both passive, acute and chronic suicidal ideation I believe I am a great match for anyone who fits these descriptions. I work completely in a collaborative manner with those struggling and have been certified through several evidence based trainings to work within this area.