Counselors, psychologists, support groups, share groups? When you see these words, what immediately comes to mind? Is it feelings of being afraid, uneasy, or connectedness and hopefulness? Your answer might reveal your internal attitude toward sharing your grief, sadness, or life experiences with another human. For some of us, it comes naturally…this connecting to others by way of sharing our experiences and feeling. For others, it’s an uncomfortable thought to express our feelings to “strangers”. No matter where you stand on the matter, I think we can all agree that counselors play an important role in our society.
April is designated as “Counseling Awareness Month”. The American Counseling Association designates this month each year as a time to recognize the difference that professionals in this field make in our communities.
Counselors play an important role in healthcare, as well. Whether it is helping navigate people through the aging process, guiding us through the death and dying process of a loved one, or helping us face an unexpected health crisis/diagnosis.
Throughout this month, Advanced Health Care will be posting information on local resources that can help you connect to support groups, counselors, and other ideas for sharing life with others who may be dealing with the same issues you are facing. We were made for community and sharing our experiences with others can greatly enrich our lives.
If you are a family or professional caregiver in need of a break so that you can better care for yourself or attend a support group, it is a worthwhile investment. Let us help you get the break you need by calling Advanced Health Care at 800-690-3330.