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Winter Blues: Winter Plans

Winter Blues: Winter PlansWinter is here and so are the Winter Blues for some. Winter is a difficult time of year for many with shorter days and colder temperatures. Many people feel extra fatigue, irritability, and trouble with motivation in the heart of winter....

Ways to Teach Your Kids About Giving During the Holidays

Ways to Teach Your Kids About Giving During the HolidaysAlong with all the wonderful festive elements of the holiday season, this time of year brings a unique opportunity to teach your children about the importance of generosity and giving. Learning that giving goes...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Tribute to Our Veterans

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Tribute to Our Veterans It is only fitting to be writing about PTSD, given that November 11 is Veteran’s Day, a time in which we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. PTSD can occur after experiencing (or...

Mental Health Stigma: Myths and Facts

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: October 10, 2021The first week of October is designated Mental Illness Awareness Week and October 10th marks World Mental Health Day!  This gives us a great opportunity to challenge the existing stigma surrounding mental illness.  Unlike many...

Summit walks for NAMI 2021

Teaming up for NAMI—and You! We did it!  On August 8th, Summit Clinical Services participated in the NAMI DuPage’s annual 5K Run/Walk for the Mind, to help raise funds for the important programs of NAMI DuPage.  Our group of 17, consisting of therapists,...

Freedom from Self-Criticism

Freedom from Self-CriticismI had just joined a gym and was taking advantage of a free personal training session. I was in the middle of my third or fourth round of lunges when the trainer began to yell loudly at me: “Do more! More! Do more! I need to see more from...

The (Really) Great Outdoors: How spending time in nature improves almost everything

The (Really) Great Outdoors: How spending time in nature improves almost everythingWarm weather and long days mean Summer is finally here!  The beginning of a new season is a great time to take stock of not only how, but also where we spend our time.  We’ve all heard...

Mother’s Day 2021: A Year for Extra Care

Mother's Day 2021: A Year for Extra CareIn a typical year, we use the month of May to celebrate mothers. We use Mother’s Day in particular to pamper our mothers, give gifts, or provide much needed time for relaxation. This year we acknowledge the toll that the past...

Empowering Women Lifts Society

Empowering Women Lifts Society In recent years, women have been progressing toward greater empowerment in our society. Examples of women coming into their power can be seen on many different levels — like in Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unwavering fight for women’s...

Preparing for success

What is Success?SUCCESS CAN be defined in as many ways as there are human beings, but, in general, we feel successful when what we have matches what we want, or we perceive ourselves to be moving in that direction. Another word for something we want but do not yet...
Preparing for success

Preparing for success

What is Success?SUCCESS CAN be defined in as many ways as there are human beings, but, in general, we feel successful when what we have matches what we want, or we perceive ourselves to be moving in that direction. Another word for something we want but do not yet...

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