"Independent Providers of Counseling, Psychological & Organizational Services"

1517 West Jefferson St | Boise, ID 83702 | (208) 385-0888

IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN EMOTIONAL CRISIS

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Call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Warning signs to watch for:

▪ Talking about wanting to die.

▪ Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

▪ Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

▪ Talking about being a burden to others.

▪ Increasing use of alcohol or drugs.

▪ Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly.

▪ Sleeping too little or too much.

▪ Withdrawing or isolating themselves.

▪ Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

▪ Extreme mood swings.

OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP

▪ Do not leave the person alone.

▪ Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide.

▪ Listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.

▪ Be nonjudgmental. Don’t debate. Don’t lecture on the value of life.

▪ Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you.

▪ Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.

▪ Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.

▪ Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.

▪ Get help by calling the hotline or visiting Suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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Attention Clients

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

*Insurance Update*

Starting January 1, 2018, clients will be responsible for submitting their own insurance claims. We will no longer submit insurance claims on your behalf. Your therapist will provide you a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. A superbill is an official insurance document to submit for insurance reimbursement. Please don’t hesitate to ask your therapist if you have any questions.

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Holiday Office Closures

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The office will be closed from December 22 – January 1. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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Cold and Flu Season Is Among Us

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To ensure the safety of our employees and clients, if you feel sick, please consider rescheduling your appointment.
We appreciate notice as early as possible.
Thank you!

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NAMI Family Support Group of loved ones living with mental illness

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Consulting, Events, Free Talks, General, Newsletters, Speaking Topics, Therapy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Here you will gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Family Support Group is unique because it follows a structured model, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop supportive relationships.

Free of Cost!

Nampa

2nd Thursday of the month

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

2717 12th Avenue Road, Nampa

 

Boise

1st, 2nd, 3rd  and 4th

Wednesdays

of the month

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

El-Ada Bldg.

2250 S. Vista Ave., Boise

NEW!

Starting 10/4/2016

Meridian

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Meridian Friends Church

1021 Pine Avenue

Meridian

* Designed for adult loved ones of individuals living with mental illness (18+)

* Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness

* No medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended

* Safe and Confidential

For more information regarding this support group or other NAMI Boise programs, please contact NAMI Boise at

(208) 376-4304 or manager@namiboise.org

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