Genetics and depression

It has been known that genetics play a part in mental health and mental illness. Research keeps growing with topics like genetics and depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive disorders.  One peace of evidence is found in a… Continue reading



Lent is a time for spiritual growth so that we might walk in newness of life.  Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness in prayer and resisting temptation in preparation for his ministry. Today, Lent is a period… Continue reading

Soul Shop

Educating the Community and our Churches on suicide!!!

The Soul Shop became NEWS see it here…

Great effort from all staff at the Samaritan Counseling Center. Especially, Nancy Thomas, Executive Director and our Board.

Suicide: Soul Shop

In a previous post we saw the effects of suicide on the family (friends and the community) and mentioned the importance of getting help and creating awareness. Join us…

Soul Shop is a one day experience for leaders of… Continue reading

Holiday effects

There is a mixture of positives and negatives that come from the holidays. Some deal with holiday depression, loneliness or family conflict. Others enjoy the blessings that bring family reunions and time off. However, some may go trough similar experiences… Continue reading

Merry Christmas to all from Us

The Samaritan Counseling Center wishes to all a wonderful Christmas.


May your life be filled with joy and happiness and may each new day bring you moments to cherish.


This Saturday, 12/5, please come support us at the River Region Alternative Gift Fair. The Fair will be 10am to 2pm at Huntingdon College’s Cloverdale Campus, 1125 East Fairview Avenue in Montgomery. We can’t imagine a better way to give… Continue reading


Big big day TODAY! Please make sure that you’re ready to message every single one of your friends, family, teachers, coworkers and other favorite people to ask ’em to give to our CrowdRise Giving Tower fundraiser.


Still… Continue reading

GIVING and Giving “Thanks”

Thanks Giving is coming next week. The University of California, Berkeley did many studies on Giving, even just giving “Thanks”. They reported that, yes, “thank you” is an essential, everyday part of family dinners, trips to the store, business deals,… Continue reading


What makes us happy? Happiness is measures by many in many different ways. During the holidays we present a life changing practice that brings about happiness. Here is a good VIDEO  of this important topic.


The University… Continue reading

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