Kids & Stress

By August 21, 2017 0 Comments

Is Your Child Stressed Out? Adult often have a mental picture of childhood as a happy, worry-free time in life. But just like adults who are juggling work, family and personal responsibilities, children can feel stress. What is stress?   Stress is emotional or mental strain that is caused by anxiety, pressure, worry or activity….

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It’s Not Just for Kids! 5 Ways Coloring Promotes Wellness in Adults 

By July 19, 2017 0 Comments

Coloring will always be a favored hobby among children. It’s a perfect activity for those who are stuck in the house on a rainy day, a great way for a hungry kid to pass the time waiting for their food at a restaurant, and an exceptional way to unwind before bedtime. Coloring allows children to…

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A Sunny Disposition: Sunlight and Mental Health

By July 11, 2017 0 Comments

Too much direct sunlight on your skin can be harmful. But moderate exposure to the sun’s rays is vital for physical and mental health. The natural cycles of daylight and darkness, known to science as “the circadian rhythm,” control the release of important mood-altering hormones in the brain.   Exposure to sunlight triggers production of…

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By May 12, 2017 0 Comments

Clay County District Schools will partner with Clay Behavioral, and other local mental health agencies and nonprofits to discuss bullying, risky behaviors, social skills, and coping skills with students. This first, daylong event is part of a broader observance of Mental Health Month throughout May. WHEN:            Tuesday, May 16 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE:         Wilkinson Junior…

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Heritage Singers Concert Will Benefit Clay Behavioral Health Center

By May 3, 2017 0 Comments

Don’t miss this beautiful “Choral Kaleidoscope of Color” when The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville come to Moosehaven Auditorium on Friday, May 19. Under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Dell, the concert begins at 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit Clay Behavioral Health Center. For tickets or information, call 904.434.4625.  

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Reverse Raffle Fundraiser Promises Great Food, Fun & Chance To Win $5,000

By February 7, 2017 0 Comments

Reverse Raffle: A Community Event Unlike Any Other Friday, April 7, 2017 • 7 pm Clay Behavioral Health Center and Kids First of Florida cordially invite you to the Second Annual Reverse Raffle, “A Community Event Unlike Any Other,” sponsored by WJW Associates. All proceeds of this unique fundraiser will directly benefit the children, adults and families served by…

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Tame Your Temper with These Anger Management Tips 

By January 19, 2017 0 Comments

   Don’t Let Your Anger Get Away From You! Anger is a common emotion that most people experience periodically. However, sometimes anger can turn destructive and lead to a variety of unhealthy behaviors. It can also undermine your quality of life and strongly compromise your feelings of well-being. If your anger has been taking a…

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Three Ways to Reduce Anxiety Without Medication 

By January 15, 2016 2 Comments

Take Steps to Reduce Stress and Anxiety Naturally According to a 2005 report published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, 18 percent of the adult population in the United States suffers from an anxiety disorder.  A 1999 study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology found that the treatment of anxiety related disorders costs the…

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Finding Holiday Joy Amidst Grief

By December 17, 2015 0 Comments

When The Holidays Don’t Feel Merry Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced a severe change, such as the loss of a job, a divorce, a child’s leaving home for college, or worse—the death of a loved one.  Rather than representing times of family togetherness, joy and thanksgiving, holidays can evoke feelings of…

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Substance Abuse Disorder and the Shame Game

By December 7, 2015 2 Comments

There’s a sickening pattern playing out in how society reacts to and treats its fellow comrades suffering from substance use disorder. Take basketball star Lamar Odom, for example.  Found at a Vegas brothel recently, unconscious, close to death with cocaine in his system and a long track record of drug abuse, Odom has been called…

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