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Family Guidance in the News:
Oct. 30, 2014: Stop the next rampage, before it happens. Kristina Hannon, Family Guidance Center, talks about warning signs of violence in children and preventative steps.
Oct. 17, 2014: Schools confront reality. Family Guidance Center will work with the school district to provide a psychiatrist and a nurse at Carden Park school one day a week at no cost to the district. This trained staff also will be able to refer students to the regular school counselor for services on the other days of the week, and at times they will make classroom observations in assessing students’ mental health and ability to function in a school setting.
July 29, 2014: Family Guidance Center Provides Services to Thousands in Area. This sidebar highlights Family Guidance Center’s ongoing mental health services, which are critical to area individuals and families.
July 29, 2014: Woman overcomes drug, alcohol addictions. This story highlights the recovery success of Megan Robinson, a consumer of Family Guidance Center’s Addiction Treatment Services program.
June 26, 2014: Family Guidance Center to close residential addiction, detox services. Family Guidance Center officials say a loss of nearly $1 million in state funding has led them to close some of their drug addiction services.
May 29, 2014: Blunt tour focuses on mental health issues.
April 25, 2014: In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Family Guidance shares facts and information to help break the stigma of seeking treatment for alcohol addiction or dependence. View video report here.
Dec. 30, 2013: Man Who Thought he Was Jesus Found Himself Again. Family Guidance Center is listed as one of the community organizations who made a positive impact on one individual living with a type of mental illness, and helped him manage his symptoms toward a higher quality of life.
Dec. 27, 2013: Program Seeks to Fill Gaps in Mental Health. After two long years of waiting, Family Guidance has acquired a psychiatrist. Although it took a lengthy amount of time to make it happen, some centers are still without.
Sept. 25, 2013: Look Beyond Violence. Family Guidance Center is working to reduce stigma toward mental illness, including the ways symptoms can be identified and managed.
Sept, 21, 2013: Increased Awareness of Mental Illness Saves Lives, Money. Increasing awareness of mental illness in our area will not only save money in the long run, but more importantly, it will help save lives.
Sep. 13, 2013: Center Observes National Recovery Month. Follow the link to see some of the great success stories that have come from Family Guidance Center.
June 6, 2013: Focus on Mental Health Needed. Unfortunately mental health often comes with a stigma. Focusing more on mental health will allow people to see that it is a disease, and not a failure or a choice.
May 11, 2013: Society Can do More to Reduce Stigma of Youth Mental Illness. Read about the truths involving children and youth mental illness.
May 9, 2013: Community Celebrates Children’s Mental Health Awareness. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is celebrated by Family Guidance Center.
Feb. 25, 2013: St. Joseph Women Have Succeeded Side by Side. See how these two women have worked hard for Family Guidance Center over the years.
Feb. 10, 2013: Budget, Provider Shortage Affect Mental Health Services. Family Guidance Center remains strong through budget cuts.
Jan. 6, 2013: When to Address Possible Mental Issues. When to talk to your teen about possible mental issues.
Dec. 17, 2012: Shooting Renews Focus on Mental Health Funding. School incidents boosted interest in mental health funding.
Dec. 7, 2012: Ali Wray. Read about a great behind the scenes volunteer working for Family Guidance Center.
Oct. 21, 2012: Family Guidance Receives $10,000 United Way Grant. Read this article in its entirety to see what great things Family Guidance Center has in store.
Aug. 16, 2012: More Than 200 Children Enrolled in Health Care Home Program at Family Guidance Center, Exceeding Predictions. Read about this provision Under the Affordable Care Act that Helps Bridge Gap Between Mental, Physical Health Needs.
July 22, 2012: Health Savings Promising. See how Family Guidance Center is helping to lower healthcare costs for everyone.
July 20, 2012: Study Results Promise Savings for Region. See how Family Guidance Center is working on Medicare savings.
March 1, 2012: Case worker wants better community. Read the inspiring St. Joseph News Press article about 32-year Family Guidance Center case manager Leechia Jones.
Jan. 28, 2012: Colgan center assists troubled youths. Learn about Family Guidance Center’s innovative Day Treatment Program, which helps children with mental illness return to their normal classroom setting.
Jan. 7, 2012: Family Guidance Center launches health home initiative. In this feature story, learn how Family Guidance Center’s work is on the forefront of the HealthCare Home program. The program seeks to connect chronic mental health patients on Medicaid who also have a chronic health problem, such as diabetes, to a network of health professionals who can help them navigate their care.
Dec. 19, 2011: Facebook launches suicide prevention tool. Garry Hammond, president and CEO, Family Guidance Center, talks about the ways the Center’s Access Crisis Intervention Line offers face-to-face help in a digital age.
Oct. 25, 2011: Family Guidance seeks integrated health plan. Family Guidance Center became one of the first community mental health centers in the nation to begin the coordination of mental health needs within related physical health care needs, with large savings in emergency room visits.