Because We Care

 

Do people want to learn more about mental health? The answer is a resounding "yes!"

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It can be tough to differentiate between “normal” emotions and symptoms of mental health disorders. That’s where we come in. Samaritan therapist, Lynda Bradley, explained the difference between worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and sadness and Major Depressive Disorder to an audience of 70 women at Cherry Tree Alliance Church. “The monthly women’s group meeting, Heart 2 Heart, asked me to speak on the topic of mental health,” said Lynda. “Two of the women who attended came all the way from Barbour County, West Virginia which was about an hour and a half drive.”

 

Lynda also recently served as a panelist for a sorority-sponsored event, Speak Out, at Washington and Jefferson College. In its second year, the program focuses on advocacy for victims of domestic violence, including the prevention of sexual assault. “As a therapist specializing in trauma, and having counseled many traumatized women, I was honored to be included on this panel along with representatives from campus security, the Washington County domestic violence program, and a legal advocacy group for victims,” said Lynda.

To learn more about Samaritan's outreach efforts, or therapeutic groups and workshops, call us at 412.741.7430.