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What is 988?

988 FAQQ: What is 988?A: 988 is a nationwide telephone hotline.  It functions similarly to 911.  However, unlike 911, which covers emergencies in general, 988 has been specifically created to respond to mental health crises. Q: When are the 988 counselors...

Your Mental Health During Menopause

Your Mental Health during Menopause While menstrual related mental health struggles have slowly become less taboo to talk about, menopause often tends to be the less discussed step sister. In many circles it is accepted that women will go through hot flashes, sleep...

Introducing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Ali

Introducing Dr. Ali  Dr. Jabeen Ali, MD is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and she has joined Summit Clinical Services! Dr. Ali is credentialed with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans (BCBS PPO, BCBS HMO through Northwestern) and Aetna!Dr. Ali's Background  Dr. Jabeen...

Mindful Visualization – Make Practicing Enjoyable!!!

Mindful Visualization- Make Practicing Enjoyable!!!We all have so many things we are simultaneously juggling these days!  Work related stress, COVID concerns, inflation, gas prices, politics, climate concerns, return to school pressures and finding that perfect...

How to nurture your relationship with yourself

How to nurture your relationship with yourselfWe generally recognize the impact that relationships have on our wellbeing, whether these relationships are with significant others, co-workers, bosses, friends, or family.  Some relationships contribute to stress, others...

Self-care: Summer Routines

Self-care: Summer RoutinesNow is the time of year when many of us see our daily and weekly routines change considerably. The school year ends, work schedules may change, more time is spent outdoors, and some of us plan vacations or full summer out of town. We are away...

How to talk with young children about war

How to talk with young children about warWhen my six years old daughter saw me tearing up viewing a triggering image on social media from the current war in Ukraine, my first tendency was to reassure her that everything is ok, “mommy is fine.”  And then she said, “is...

What Does it Mean to be Compassionate?

What Does it Mean to be Compassionate?David offers a hand of friendship to the new kid at school who is alone and desperate to fit in. Sarah provides a warm meal for the homeless man who sleeps under the viaduct that she passes on the way to work everyday. Jenny...

Toxic Positivity: It’s ok to not be ok

Toxic Positivity: It's ok to not be okA phrase I often tell my clients in the first few sessions is: “People don’t often come to therapy because they feel bad; they come to therapy because they feel bad about feeling bad.” In other words, if we could easily accept our...

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....
Winter Blues: Winter Plans

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....

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