Peer Counseling

SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED A LITTLE HELP

Sometimes, we all could use a little help. “I can stop on my own!” I’ve heard this numerous times, and the person making this statement truly thinks they can do it on their own. If the individual is successful, no additional steps are obviously needed. But what if the person tries to cut down or […] Read More »

ARE YOU LISTENING?

Author and activist Bryant H. McGill is quoted as saying, “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” You are all well-versed in listening on the job, and you even have the ability to listen to things that are not said in interviews, investigations, etc. However, […] Read More »

IT’S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

“So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference.” — Author unknown Each one of us has our typical pattern of thinking. Some of us may focus on the negative qualities of situations or people, while others may focus on the […] Read More »

NOW IS A GOOD TIME

Many of the recovering alcoholics I know are thankful daily that they gained their sobriety when they did. Most drinkers wish they could have sobered up earlier, although they almost unanimously subscribe to the idea that everyone quits drinking only when ready. Happily, not every alcoholic has to hit bottom before they can successfully quit […] Read More »

SPIRITUALITY AND DUTY

How does your spirituality influence your duty? Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than us. It typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience, something that touches us all. Spirituality is also […] Read More »

13 REASONS WHY

Depending on when this article is printed, the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why might be fresh in our minds or just something we Google to remind ourselves. Regardless of the timing, the topic of suicide is always current. I will neither glamorize nor vilify the show or suicide. As a psychologist, I am duty bound […] Read More »

FAILING TO PLAN

Every Sheriff’s employee knows the dangers of drinking and driving, or at least they know it when they are sober. Yet, it is a frequent occurrence for one of our employees to get arrested for driving under the influence. This indicates that, after drinking, many individuals say, “Yes, I am OK to drive,” when any […] Read More »

Contentment

“…in whatever state I am, to be content…” — Philippians 4:11 The race to a “better” life. The quest for a better position, a better car, a better house, a better relationship, a better physique or a better place in life. A pilot pondered this “better” as he flew a certain route. The pilot always […] Read More »

UNDERSTANDING CHRO NIC FATIGUE

Did you know that most people in the United States, on average, sleep less than six hours a night? This number may not be astonishing to you because you may be one of these people who do not get adequate amounts of sleep. In fact, sleep experts suggest that the proper amount is seven to […] Read More »