Five Things You Should Know About Depression (For Women)

From mentalhealthhotline.org (article republished with permission)

Everybody has bad days. Sometimes we go through periods of time when we feel awful and like the world is against us. Depression is far worse. It doesn’t just last for a period of time. It’s a mental disorder that affects everyday life every single day. Depression affects everything, from your thoughts to your actions, from work to school to sleep. There are also multiple forms of depression. If you feel the need to talk to someone about depression, call us at 1-866-903-3787. Specialists are standing by.

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Never Quit Dreaming Becomes the First Certified Autism Center™ in Hawaii

Never Quit Dreaming (NQD), a nonprofit that creates recreational activities for children of various abilities, becomes Hawaii’s first Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) awards the CAC designation to organizations that complete autism-specific training and certification through IBCCES to help staff and volunteers better communicate and assist autistic or sensory-sensitive individuals.

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Two Peoria Library Branches Earn Autism Certification to Better Accommodate Visitor Needs

The Peoria Public Library Main Branch and Sunrise Mountain locations have earned Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designations, which are granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC program offers autism training and certification to staff and volunteers, in order to better assist autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals during their visit to one of these library locations. 

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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Becomes the First Museum in Oklahoma to Earn Certified Autism Center Designation

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (NCWHM) is now the first museum in Oklahoma to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC is awarded to organizations that complete training and certification to better understand and assist autistic or sensory-sensitive individuals and their families during their museum visit. As part of certification, IBCCES also conducted an onsite review to provide additional recommendations on how the Museum can accommodate visitors and created sensory guides for each exhibit to help visitors understand the detailed sensory impact of each area.

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LearningRx Staunton Harrisonburg Renews Commitment To Board Certified Cognitive Center Designation

Since becoming a Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC) in 2020, the LearningRx Staunton Harrisonburg teams have been building and improving their skills to provide better services to every student they see. By renewing its BCCC designation, the group continues its commitment and has completed updated renewal training in the areas of autism, ADHD, anxiety, and dyslexia.

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Depression Signs & Symptoms

From mentalhealthhotline.org (article republished with permission)

Bad days happen to everyone. It’s completely normal to feel awful sometimes. Life can be rough, and people are emotional creatures. However, if feelings of sadness or loneliness or disconnection begin to overwhelm you, affecting your life and lasting long periods of time, you may be suffering from depression. If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance regarding depression, please call the National Mental Health Hotline at 1-866-903-3787 right now. We’re standing by.

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