Why the “Psychological Injury Model” Will
Ultimately Triumph
Good intentions and hard work, plus the wrong understanding of what causes distress, leads to disaster. Learn more about the “Psychological Injury (PI)” model and how it acknowledges the importance of Adverse Childhood Experiences in mental health and substance use problems. Read more about it here .
Back to Basics (October 2016): Dr. James Mooney, M.D.
According to Brene Brown, "Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” In Dr. James Mooney’s still relevant blog post, he discusses the importance of being vulnerable in order to gain another person’s trust. Read more about it here .
Catholic Charities Welcomes Barbara Kudravi
Barbara Kudravi is the new Program Coordinator at Catholic Charities. Barbara will be coordinating programs under The Resilient Family Project through Parent Café Experiences and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Groups. The Parent Cafés will consist of three, one-and-a-half to two hour discussion groups, spaced two weeks apart.
Mental Health Tip
To Change the World, Change Yourself
As Norman Vincent Peale once said, "Change your thoughts, and you can change your world." In this article from the Foundation for Economic Education, learn how to change the world by first raising your level of consciousness and upgrading your model of reality. Read more about it here .
Agency Spotlight
Appleseed Community Mental Health Center

Appleseed provides comprehensive services for residents of Ashland County, including mental health services, community programs, youth services, and crisis intervention -- including the IFAST (Integrated Family and Systems Treatment) program. The IFAST model supports viewing individuals and families through a trauma informed lens. Rather than focusing on a diagnosis, disability, or medication, the model helps Appleseed staff strengthen naturally occurring and important relationships in people’s lives as the primary means for them to overcome their difficulties. Appleseed staff work with parents, grandparents, guardians, or other significant people in the lives of their clients to change patterns of negative or dysfunctional ways of living and replace them with positive, healthy behaviors.
Upcoming Events
Celebration Event for Dr. Diane Karther's Retirement

Date: March 26
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Mental Health & Recovery Board Offices, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland

Please join us as we celebrate Dr. Karther’s retirement. Light refreshments will be served.
Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Date: April 19
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Mental Health & Recovery Board Offices, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland

The Suicide Prevention Coalition is made of community members who work toward preventing suicide in Ashland County.
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Caregiver Training

Date: April 2 - April 13
Time: Varying Times
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center Street, Ashland.

TRBRI Caregiver Training is designed to help you understand the relationship history of children from hard places and give you tools to move forward, to deepen and strengthen connections with them.