Fall Group Schedule

Sept-Oct-Nov   STRENGTH THRU RECOVERY Wednesdays – 1:00PM – 2:00PM Join us for a peer-run group that encourages wellness and recovery! We will explore various recovery tools and coping strategies as they relate to fear, anxiety, sadness, trauma, and/or substance use. We meet in the education classroom at Our Community Place, located at 17 East … Read more

Turnin’ the Page With New Recovery Group

By: Staff

A new substance abuse recovery group is in town. Strength In Peers is facilitating a “Turn the Page” support group in Page County. Not a 12-step or a faith-based recovery group, the group addresses substance abuse and mental health. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the Virginia Cooperative Extension at 215 W Main St. “C,” Stanley, VA.

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New Report on Mental Health Needs in Shenandoah County

The Shenandoah Mental Health Network has released a new report on local mental health needs and resources in Shenandoah County, Virginia. The report was inspired by Valley Health System’s Community Health Needs Assessment (2013) report on the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital system. Valley Health System found that community members viewed mental health as a key health issue in Northwestern Shenandoah Valley.

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Trauma-Informed Reading List Series: Women and Trauma

The following reading list is inspired by Strength In Peers’ TREM group for female inmates at Middle River Regional Jail. TREM, or Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model, is a group intervention model established in the 1990s by Community Connections. TREM groups are designed to facilitate skill-building, emotional management, communication, the development of healthy and safe relationships, and problem-solving.

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Kanye West, Race, and Stigma in Mental Health

In late-November, Kanye West cancelled his Saint Pablo tour. West cut his Sacramento, California concert short, performing only a few songs before launching into a lengthy critique of fellow celebrities, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. On Monday, November 21, 2016, West was hospitalized at the University of California – Los Angeles Medical Center for stress and exhaustion.1

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