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9 Ways you can help fight mental health stigma

Here are 9 ways you can help fight mental health stigma. The quotes shared are from a NAMI survey that asked “What is the best way to end stigma?” 1. Talk openly about mental health. “Mental illness touches so many lives and yet it's STILL a giant secret. Be brave and share your story.” –Lindsey Watkin [...]

By |August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CRMHS provides culturally competent therapy to our deaf community members!

ASL PRIDE created by De’VIA artist, Nancy Rourke. nancyrourke.com Columbia River Mental Health services provides culturally competent therapy to our deaf community members at the Hazel dell location. Jeanne has been with CRMHS for 28 years assisting deaf individuals with therapy needs for 25 year including experience as a mental health clinician working with culturally-diverse [...]

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Work Good for Your Mental Health?

What work gives us social contacts and support a way of structuring and occupying our time physical and mental activity an opportunity to develop and use skills social status a sense of identity and personal achievement money and other resources needed for material well-being Studies show that work is generally good for health. As well [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Historical Trauma; How do we heal centuries of suffering?

Have you ever heard of Historical Trauma? Historical trauma refers to the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding of an individual or generation caused by traumatic experiences or events. Historical trauma can be incurred by any group of people that experience a trauma- for example genocide, enslavement, or ethnic cleansing. Historical trauma is something western medicine [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental illness affects one in five adults and one in 10 children in America. Mental illness is a leading cause of disability, yet nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups are even less likely to get help, according to the National Alliance on Mental [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CRMHS Outreach Pilot Program

Columbia River Mental Health Services (CRMHS) launched a new outreach pilot program November 2016. Our first endeavor was to support homeless people through the WHO Shelter. WHO stands for Winter Hospitality Overflow (click here to visit their site). Local churches participating in this program assist people that are homeless with winter shelter needs. The pilot [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PTSD- It’s all in your head!

In the brain to be more precise. Neuroimaging studies on the brains of PTSD patients show that several regions differ from those without PTSD. PTSD patients show a considerable reduction in the volume of the hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for memory. Reduced hippocampal volumes can cause loss of the ability to discriminate between [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hazel Dell location announces a Spanish speaking office coordinator!

Columbia River Mental Health Services Hazel Dell location is happy to announce that we have a Spanish speaking office coordinator who can screen individuals for mental health care and offer a Spanish speaking licensed therapist who can provide culturally competent mental health care services to individuals of all ages. Please contact us if we can [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The symptoms of PTSD

There are 4 types of PTSD symptoms. Reliving or Re-experiencing the event Memories of the traumatic event can come back at any time. You may feel the same fear and horror you did when the event took place. For example: Nightmares Flashbacks Being triggered by sights, smells or sounds Avoidance You may try to avoid [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Did you know June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month? This month Columbia River will focus on informing our followers about PTSD. Check back here or on our Facebook Page throughout the month of June for more on the causes, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes for those suffering with PTSD. You can find more information now by [...]

By |June 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments