We are celebrating this week. It has been 15 years of The Samaritan Counseling Center providing quality mental and behavioral health services to the community. Join us in the celebration with good food, drinks and music. RSVP to… Continue reading

Voodoo Dolls, Blood Sugar & Marital Problems

An interesting study was done to further understand the connection between low blood sugar glucose and aggressive impulses.

“We need glucose for self-control … Anger is the emotion that most people have difficulty controlling,” said Brad Bushman, Ohio State University… Continue reading

Try a Social Media Cleanse

We’re addicted to our smart phones and our iPads. Some thoughts of why we need some time off:

  1. Social Media Can Make You Anxious… “the computer is like electronic cocaine,” and it fuels what amounts to manic-depressive episodes in users—manic… Continue reading

Letting Off Steam – Or Not

Anger is a natural and human emotion. However, another tried-and-true belief debunked by the cold hard facts of a scientific experiment! Remember when it was common knowledge that letting off steam would help you get over being really mad at… Continue reading

Autism News

Important studies show data of Autism. Here are 10 things you may not have known about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD):

  1. About 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 8 year olds) were identified with ASD.
  2. This new estimate is… Continue reading

Is there such a thing as SUMMER BLUES?

Everyone has the idea that depression can be at its worst during the winter times. May it be true that sunlight helps biologically improve our mood, some people experience summer depression too.

Ian A. Cook, MD, the director of… Continue reading

Dealing with a Difficult Child

5 things not to do when dealing with a defiant or “difficult” child. 

1. Don’t lose your cool: The most crucial first step you can take when dealing with a defiant young child is to not lose your cool.… Continue reading

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