Turning Point’s mission is to provide solid support when you need it the most. We live this mission every day not only with our clients but with our staff, supporters and community.
We hope you enjoy our new blog which was created to share ideas, motivation and tools you can use to care for yourself and show compassion to others. Articles will be posted under two categories: Our Philosophy of Care, and Mental Health Tips. Let us know what you think!
Tips for creating a supportive work environment
Workplaces that make employees feel valued, supported and empowered are worth their weight in gold. For many of us, job satisfaction is as important, if not more important, than our rate of financial compensation. And studies show happy employees are more productive, and more resistant to burnout.
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The calendar page turns to December, and the days are densely populated with holiday celebrations and year end commitments. Do you feel dread, stress or excitement building as you begin to fantasize about all the holiday tasks ahead?
For many people the winter holidays are a time of inflated expectations. Magazine articles and television commercials … Read More ›
What is Depression?
Depression is a real illness that impacts one’s overall functioning. Anyone who suffers from depression will tell you, it is more than just feeling “down.” Many things contribute to depression such as genetics, changes in hormone levels, medical conditions, school bullying, a history of trauma or abuse, and other challenging life circumstances … Read More ›
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment. Even though it has roots in Buddhist meditation, mindfulness has become an increasingly popular secular practice for people looking to relieve stress.
All of us juggle a variety of responsibilities from day to day, which when coupled … Read More ›
What is Positive Parenting? Sometimes called positive discipline, or loving guidance, Positive Parenting is a philosophy of parenting that rejects punitive discipline, in favor of gentle guidance along life’s path. Studies show this is how kids learn consideration and responsibility and it also makes for happier kids and … Read More ›
We all lead stressful lives these days – commuting to work, dealing with kids, worrying about money, answering incessant emails. But too much stress isn’t good for you. It can lead to hypertension, weight gain, illness and, of course, anger and irritability.
But how do you know when your stress level is becoming a problem?