Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun is Still Possible

With all of the craziness in 2020, we can all use a little more
fun and joy in life and Halloween activities are the prefect
time to focus on some family fun!

Check out these 31 ideas the whole family will enjoy!

  • Choose a pumpkin
  • Decorate your home
  • Watch Halloweentown
  • Attend a community Halloween event
  • Make a Halloween-themed meal
  • Go on a hike
  • Create hand- or foot-print ghosts
  • Make Halloween bingo and play it
  • Enjoy the fall leaf colors
  • Make a spider craft
  • Make caramel apples
  • Wear a Halloween costume or outfit
  • Make Fall-themed cookies
  • Trick-or-Treat safely
  • Use a fall-scented candle
  • Make Halloween cupcake
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Paint a pumpkin
  • Watch Hocus Pocus
  • Read a Halloween-themed book
  • Have a camp fire
  • Play a Halloween game
  • Make s’mores
  • Play outside
  • Paint a Halloween or fall decoration
  • Eat something pumpkin-flavored
  • Do leave rubbings
  • Make a spooky & healthy snack
  • Do a craft with candy corn
  • Learn about Halloween traditions in other places

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Fun at home!

You can still have fun, even if you are stuck at home!

Activities to do with your kiddos/family at home:

  • Board game/card game night
  • Create an indoor obstacle course
  • Paint/draw/color pictures
  • Read a book
  • Watch a movie together
  • Play with play-doh
  • Have a fashion show
  • Have a talent show
  • Cook/bake a snack together
  • Have a picnic on the floor
  • Build a fort indoors
  • Play tic-tac-toe
  • Play “I spy”
  • Play “Simon Says”
  • Do a puzzle
  • Indoor scavenger hunt

Activities for adults/teens to do at home:

  • Write in a journal
  • Read a book
  • Try new recipes
  • Catch up on school work
  • Watch a new movie
  • Complete a puzzle
  • Facetime/skype friends or family members
  • Find workout videos
  • Yoga
  • Coloring
  • Rearrange/organize
  • Play card games

Remember: Follow safety guidelines at your local, state, and National level to keep you and your family safe!


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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

How to help those around you struggling with suicidal thoughts

Get professional help.  Call a crisis line for advice and referrals. Encourage the person to see a mental health professional, help locate a treatment facility, or take them to a doctor’s appointment.

Follow-up on treatment. If the doctor prescribes medication, make sure your friend or loved one takes it as directed. Be aware of possible side effects and be sure to notify the doctor if the person seems to be getting worse. It often takes time and persistence to find the medication or therapy that’s right for a particular person.

Be proactive. Those contemplating suicide often don’t believe they can be helped, so you may have to be more proactive at offering assistance. Saying, “Call me if you need anything” is too vague. Don’t wait for the person to call you or even to return your calls. Drop by, call again, and invite the person out.

Encourage positive lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet, plenty of sleep, and getting out in the sun or into nature for at least 30 minutes each day. Exercise is also extremely important as it releases endorphins, relieves stress, and promotes emotional well-being.

Make a safety plan. Help the person develop a set of steps he or she promises to follow during a suicidal crisis. It should identify any triggers that may lead to a suicidal crisis, such as an anniversary of a loss, alcohol, or stress from relationships. Also include contact numbers for the person’s doctor or therapist, as well as friends and family members who will help in an emergency.

Remove potential means of suicide, such as pills, knives, razors, or firearms. If the person is likely to take an overdose, keep medications locked away or give them out only as the person needs them.

Continue your support over the long haul. Even after the immediate suicidal crisis has passed, stay in touch with the person, periodically checking in or dropping by. Your support is vital to ensure your friend or loved one remains on the recovery track.

[National Suicide Prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255]

[Local Suicide Prevention hotline: 812-422-1100]


Why Therapy?

Why Should I Come to Therapy?

Who is Therapy for?

Anyone can benefit from therapy, no matter your age, race, ethnicity or gender. Therapy can be beneficial to those struggling with a wide range of disorders, such as; eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. It can also be beneficial to those seeking guidance in their marriage or relationships. Therapy can be a safe place for students, children, and for caregivers. Therapy can be a space to be open and talk with someone about a stressor or a struggle you may be currently facing or have faced in the past.

From Luzio website: We strive to provide the most effective interventions. Therefore, our clinical staff consists of psychologists and therapists with a broad range of training and expertise. In addition to traditional psychological therapies, we provide multiple formal assessments as well as services designed to assist businesses with employee selection and health.

Benefits of Therapy:

  • Therapy can help you identify and express emotions from problems or stressors.
  • You can develop new or strengthen current coping strategies and skills.
  • Therapy promotes positive self-esteem, positive self-talk, and identifies strengths within you.
  • You can create different ways of thinking or new perspectives to current problems or stressors.
  • You can work to improve or strengthen relationships with your significant other, children, friends, co-workers and family members.
  • It is a safe and trusting environment to talk and confide in others.

It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” ― Steve Maraboli

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HELLO NEW YEAR!

HELLO NEW YEAR!

New habits & tips for a heathier and happier New Year!

  1. Eating healthier foods: You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet. It is recommended to eat foods that contain vitamins and minerals. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and a source of protein.
  2. Getting daily exercise: You can do activities such as; walking instead of taking the elevator, joining a class or a team, listen to music or watch TV while you exercise to make it more fun!
  3. Relax and take time to enjoy life:  Relaxation has health benefits, including: lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate and reducing muscle tension and chronic pain. Taking time to yourself can allow you to have a clear mind, learn new things about yourself, and can relieve anxiety or stress.
  4. Have positive self-talk and be respectful toward yourself: All good things begin from within, and a positive outlook on ourselves is a key to attracting more positivity into our lives.
  5. Stay mindful and in each moment: Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment, and doing it intentionally and with non-judgment. Being mindful can reduce stress, improve focus, and improve working memory.
  6. Strive to be the person you want to be: View life as a journey full of adventures rather than a series of obstacles you have to overcome. Enjoy the ride that life is, rather than focusing on the bumps in the road.
  7. Drink more water: It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water a day! Drinking water can help regulate body temperature, can help maintain blood pressure, and can help prevent kidney damage.
  8. Get adequate sleep each night: Most adults need 7 to 9 hours a night for the best amount of sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.