Multiple Community Resources

Community Resources

This week’s blog will be a variety of resources for services and programs in the St. Cloud community that I have learned about during my internship.  This will be my last resource blog for Cook Counseling Services and would like to thank the people who read these blogs.  I really hope I have at least helped a couple of people …

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This week’s blog will be about anxiety causes, symptoms, types of disorders, and treatments. Anxiety The definition of anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.  It is normal to feel anxious about typical things such as a first date, a job interview, or an exam.  It is …


Resources for Uninsured/Under Insured Individuals

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This week’s blog will be about what an uninsured/underinsured individual does when they need to see a doctor or have medical bills they are not able to pay.  Hundreds of thousands of people in Minnesota are without health insurance currently.  People without health insurance are less likely to seek help for their medical needs and mental health needs.  I will …

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Domestic Violence Resources

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This week’s blog will include some domestic violence resources.  The soon approaching October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  I will provide information about some programs and contact information for individuals seeking help with or experiencing domestic violence. The three main agencies to contact in central Minnesota for Domestic Violence are Pearl Crisis Center in Milaca, Anna Maries Alliance in St. …

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The Holiday season!

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Here we are in the week after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which means Christmas is only days away. Everyone is feeling the rush of the holidays. Here are some tips, that you’ve probably heard many times, but are worth repeating! 1- Make a list of presents that need to be bought and stick to it. This could also …

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Tips to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. PTSD can cause many symptoms that can be grouped into three categories: 1. Re-Experiencing Symptoms > Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating > Bad dreams > Words, objects, or situations that are reminders of …

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Health Care! What a time we are living in! As we have been watching this health care debate unfold, I am hopeful that we will get a health care system that affords everyone access to health care without caveats on employment, deductibles, or pre-existing conditions. If you’re wondering what you can do, I’ve got an idea. Write your congressperson, senator …