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Summit Counseling Center to offer H.O.P.E for Our Community

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A Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education Workshop The Summit Counseling Center will host a heroin and opioid prevention education workshop for the community on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00am-12:00pm at their main office located at 2750 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek, GA. This workshop is free of charge, but registration is required by calling 678-893-5300 […]

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Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits with Other Benefits: Using Your Employer-Sponsored Health Plan to Cover Services

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If you are someone who is trying to figure out how to use your health coverage provided by your employer to pay for your mental health or substance use services – this sheet is for you. Your health plan or health coverage is sometimes called health insurance. Parity of mental health and substance use benefits […]

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ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation release first national study on attorney substance use, mental health concerns

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Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation Feb. 3, 2016 – A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs reveals substantial and widespread levels of problem drinking and other behavioral health problems in the U.S. legal profession. Posted online this week in the Journal of Addiction […]

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Understanding Addiction’s 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease

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Addiction actually changes the brain. Huffington Post (1/28) Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology. Essentially, each of these three phases affects […]

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Americans Deserve Excellence in Mental Health Care Reform

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This week, Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health published a Huffington Post article calling for an end to the incarceration of people with serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. In “Stop Locking up People with Mental Illnesses,” Ms. Rosenberg affirms what those of us who work in the […]

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PTSD and Intimate Partner Violence (Excerpt from PTSD Monthly Update from the US Dept. of VA)

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking. In the United States, about 1 in 4 women (or 27%) and 1 in 10 men (or 11%) report having been harmed by sexual or physical violence, or by stalking by an […]

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Summit Trains Forty-One Community Leaders in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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On September 10th-11th, forty-one people completed a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop sponsored by Summit Counseling Center. “We are very pleased with the results”, David Smith, Executive Director, said.  “Participants were enthusiastic, worked hard and enjoyed themselves.  If more organizations sponsor this workshop, I have no doubt that many suicidal behaviors can […]

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No Longer Wanting to Die (excerpt from New York Times)

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No Longer Wanting to Die By Will Lippinscott New York Times – May 16, 2015 After decades of therapy and in patient hospitalization, Mr. Lippincott describes his experience of being suicidal and how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) gave him an effective set of skills “that have been nothing short of transformative”.  The Summit’s DBT Program […]

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Keith Myers Joins the Summit Counseling Center

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The Summit Counseling Center is pleased to announce that Keith Myers has joined their team as a Staff Therapist at the Johns Creek UMC satellite location.  Mr. Myers has worked in the mental health profession for 12 years and enjoys serving a variety of clients, including military (active duty and veterans), those struggling with grief […]

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