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Understanding Depression: How You Can Help

What is Depression?

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Children: The Silent Victims of Parental Alcoholism & Substance Use

Children who grow up in a family with one or more parents who have a substance use disorder (SUD) are more likely to develop life-long psychological and behavioral problems than those who do not.

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Michael Reyka, PhD Appointed Brook Lane COO

Michael Reyka, PhD, joined the Brook Lane staff as Chief Operating Officer on March 8, 2021. Originally from Lakewood, Ohio, Michael has had an interest in healthcare as long as he can remember.

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Suicide: The Silent Fight

Challenging Our Assumptions and Supporting our Neighbor Suicide. The word itself can be a trigger for someone to read or hear. In 2021, our society has hotlines, counselors and resource packets yet there is more required to breaking the stigma of this taboo subject.

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Meet Therapist Fred Edell, LCPC

Therapists, like most professionals, come from a variety of backgrounds. They all have one thing in common though, the desire to help others struggling with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.

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Helping Your Child With Anxiety

Childhood anxiety appears in many forms, making it difficult to identify, understand and treat. Sometimes you may not be sure if your child is struggling with anxiety or something else.

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Minding Your Mind: Using your Thoughts to Gain Better Emotional Well-being

Before you begin reading this, do two things. Take a couple of deep breaths and fully exhale. Next, stretch your entire body. Then tighten your body and let it go a limp. I recommend that you do this quick exercise every day for the next week.

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Meet Sarah Schiffres-Grove

Sarah Schiffres-Grove is a licensed clinical social worker providing counseling services at Brook Lane’s North Village outpatient office. She manages of caseload of nearly 100 clients ages 10 years and older.

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Distance Learning: Helpful Techniques to Make it More Manageable

As we enter into the tenth month of this new COVID lifestyle, we all likely are facing personal struggles at this point. While I remain thankful I can still work and stay in contact with my clients, I will be happy to throw away my blue light glasses and bid farewell to Zoom forever.

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Meet Debi Coleman

The role of the medical secretary at Brook Lane is vital to a smooth running office. Individuals on the front line of any organization juggle many tasks that require numerous talents. Debi Coleman does just that for our Frederick outpatient office.

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