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!!! Important Update !!!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on !!! Important Update !!!

Jefferson Street Counseling & Consulting will continue to serve the needs of clients and prospective clients during the C0Vid-19 outbreak.

We anticipate no interruptions in our attention to your needs. Our therapists will contact you through Telehealth (phone and video chat) during this time. In keeping with policies recommended by the CDC, our physical office is closed until future notice.

We have confirmed that the remainder of appointments in 2020 will be conducted remotely.

If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 208-385-0888 or contact us through email: jeffersoncounsel@cableone.net

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September is National Suicide Prevention Month

All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.

Ask: Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation.

Be There: Individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful by after speaking to someone who listens without judgment.

Follow Up: Studies have also shown that brief, low cost intervention and supportive, ongoing contact may be an important part of suicide prevention, especially for individuals after they have been discharged from hospitals or care services.

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

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You Should See Someone, A Guide To Doing Therapy

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on You Should See Someone, A Guide To Doing Therapy

Everything you ever wanted to know about therapy, whether you’ve been once or 100 times.

Mental health issues — especially among young people — are on the rise. HuffPost Wellness wants to normalize therapy and show you how to do it within your own life and budget. That’s why HuffPost Wellness launched “You Should See Someone,” a guide that will teach you everything you need to know about doing therapy. The series is packed with informative, no-B.S. stories on how to seek help and embrace it once you do. Because you SHOULD see someone if you need to ― and there shouldn’t be anything preventing you from that. Check out this series here, and get answers about Starting Therapy, Doing Therapy, Normalizing Therapy and more!

https://www.huffpost.com/feature/you-should-see-someone#masthead

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IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN EMOTIONAL CRISIS

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN EMOTIONAL CRISIS

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 | Comments Off on Attention Clients

*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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