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!
“What exactly do you do, and how can it help me?”
These are two questions commonly asked by those new to therapy. My answer is simple. “It’s not really what I do; it’s what we do together that will encourage your own growth and transformation.”
That said, a helpful therapeutic relationship can make you feel more alive, … Read More ›
Recently, I had an opportunity to comment for an article in the Chicago Tribune, “More people are seeking out mental health care, but psychiatrists are in short supply: ‘It’s getting worse’ ” (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-psychiatrist-shortage-20180320-story.html ). I chose to focus on the shortage of psychiatrists, a particularly vital component of community mental health care. This critical … Read More ›
The following note was sent by Turning Point CEO Ann Fisher Raney to staff, board members, and advisory council members following Tuesday’s presidential election.
Today we find ourselves looking back at a truly remarkable event. The results of our presidential election probably took many of us by surprise and we are now anticipating a future … Read More ›
Ms. Arnaudov is a Senior Engagement Specialist and Therapist, and enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She has extensive experience working in community based settings with individuals experiencing homelessness. Her clinical areas of interest include trauma, life transitions, family dynamics, and grief.
Q: What is your role at Turning Point?
My title … Read More ›
15th Annual Town Hall Meeting;
Officials Urge Attendees to Advocate for Mental Health in State Budget
Approximately 100 guests attended Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center’s 15th annual Town Hall Meeting on mental health care at the Skokie Public Library on Friday, February 19. The morning began with a light breakfast and resource fair with information on … Read More ›
Ms. Hahn has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and small business management. Her responsibilities include oversight of agency finances, facilities, support staff, and human resources. She is also an active clinician and clinical supervisor whose areas of interest include the impact of … Read More ›
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.
At Turning … Read More ›
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 ›
Ms. Raney has worked in as a clinician and administrator in community mental health for nearly 30 years. With advanced degrees in social work and religion, she has taught at The University of Chicago, is a graduate of Leadership Evanston, and maintains a … 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 ›