In a time of unprecedented challenges and need, Therapeutic Health Services’ Youth & Family Program is here to support the youth and families of our community. Youth struggling with heightened levels of anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness brought on by the pandemic and exacerbated by isolation caused by the cancellation of in-person schooling, need quality behavioral health care. Our youth mental health and substance use disorder team members are experienced, caring and compassionate credible messengers who, in many cases, more..
Learn from Kathi and Michelle about different tips and tricks for teaching kids from home while staying well. Covid-19 has put a lot of pressure on families to continue their child’s education and Kathi and Michelle have some ideas for making this time effective and healthy for the whole family. Additional resources are below. Videos on Home schooling and working from home Teaching At Home during COVID-19 Online-Resources For teachers and students, remote learning during COVID-19 poses challenges, stokes creativity more..
Learn from Michelle and Kathi how to keep your kids and family active despite the challenges of Covid-19! Resources are below: Activities to do with kids during COVID WEB Links: Balloon Barometer experiment Learn Chemistry from Your Taste buds Make Your Own Play Doh Baking Soda and Vinegar Rainbow Pepper, Water and Soap for Surface Tension Seeing Sound Glowing Bouncy Egg Elephant Toothpaste DIY Lava Lamp Rainbow in a Glass Water and Magnets Psychedelic Milk DIY Rain Gauge Bean Germination more..
The holidays are always a challenge, even more so during Covid-19. Learn some great ideas from Kathi and Michelle for staying well and having fun this holiday season with your family in the video above and at the links below: Preparing your kids for the holidays during COVID-19 Kid’s workout Inspired by animals 3 ways to manage stress and anxiety during Covid-19 Holiday Season https://www.elephantjournal.com/2020/11/managing-stress-and-anxiety-during-covid-holidays/ Preparing for the holidays during COVID-19 https://mhanational.org/preparing-holidays-during-covid-19 Stress depression and Holidays https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20047544 Reindeer Food Recipe more..
The need for a focus on suicide prevention is not new. The statistics are clear: any one of us can be affected by suicide either personally or through someone we know. Emotional, situational, health and financial stress or pressures certainly enhance the likelihood for a person to experience depression, anxiety, or a sense of hopelessness leading to thoughts of self-harm. This is even more of a concern in 2020. We are faced with the concurrent realities of COVID-19, forest fires more..
The First Step to Recovery at THS starts with an assessment, a private consultation with one of our counselors talking about the issues the new patient is facing. Here our staff can figure out exactly what issues someone is coping with. Whether it’s heroin or opioid abuse, mental health issues, or trouble with other substances, our team is standing by to help anyone take their First Step to Recovery. Watch the video above or read below to learn more. Learning more..
What happened to my senior year? Where’s my yearbook, prom and graduation ceremony? With all the uncertainty about graduation requirements and the emotional loss of “once-in-a-lifetime” high school senior milestone events it’s understandable that you feel COVID-19 has taken something important from you. Our High School Seniors COVID-19 Process Group can help you work through these feelings, as well as the anxiety, depression and loneliness we are all feeling in the midst of the epidemic. Our High School Seniors COVID-19 more..
From the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html?deliveryName=USCDC_2067-DM23953 Caring for Children Talking to Children About COVID-19 Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. You can learn more about who is most at risk for health problems if they have COVID-19 infection on Are you at higher risk for severe illness. more..
During the coronavirus|covid-19 pandemic we want to minimize the risk of exposure and infection for our patients and staff. At the same time, we know you, like everyone else, are anxious, afraid and depressed. We want to continue to provide you with the recovery support you need and help you feel connected at this extraordinary time. Beginning Wednesday, March 25 your counselor will be making weekly check-in calls to you via the phone number we have listed in your patient record. Make more..
Therapeutic Health Services cares deeply about the health of our patients and of our community. We will be posting information as needed regarding any changes in program and service delivery at THS related to coronavirus (covid-19). Our goal is to keep our patients safe and provide the care they need. Please remember to watch our website’s Services Updates page (https://ths-wa.org/news-events/ths-service-updates-coronavirus-covid-19/) page for any changes in service. We will post on our website if there are any changes to daily dosing. more..