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The Importance of Substance Use Counseling in Baltimore

Over the past few years, Baltimore has seen an increase in substance use throughout both the county and city. While there are continuous debates on why this increase has occurred, there is one topic that should never be debated: the importance o[...]

FSF and Click for a Cause

Family Service Foundation, Inc. is fortunate enough to be featured as a contestant in the WTOP Click for a Cause contest! The contest takes place to help local charities in the Washington DC area, whether they are based from the area or host a c[...]

PTSD Part 2: How Is PTSD Diagnosed?

By Jacqueline Redmond Our previous blog -- Part 1 -- provided a basic introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Part II will examine how health care providers diagnose PTSD. Clinicians who diagnose PTSD include licensed social work[...]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Part 1

By Jacqueline Redmond PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Most of us only hear about this when something happens and calls our attention to it. Often this is after we hear on the news about terrifying public incidents in which individuals i[...]

Childhood Mental Health Problems: Will They Grow Out of Them?

It may be no surprise to you that a child with mental illness will have a difficult time transitioning into adulthood. But a recent study is showing that even the mildest of mental health issues in children can cause difficult transitions. A re[...]

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a term that is used frequently in our society. But many of us who use it loosely are unaware of what it really means.  Sometimes we can use it in a way that stigmatizes those seeking help. To instead help those suffering from a[...]

Finding Meaning at Family Service Foundation

Recently, we discussed an article published by Forbes magazine that discussed the top ten most meaningful jobs. These jobs were ranked based on how those who held those jobs felt their jobs made a difference, without income being a factor. Most [...]

The Need for Sign Language Interpreters

The need for sign language interpreters is always growing in today’s society. Not only do the sign language interpreters need to understand sign language, they also need to sign fluently as well. Interpreters are needed in a number of different [...]

The Most Meaningful Jobs

While Forbes magazine tends to release plenty of lists throughout the year that highlights well-paying jobs, Forbes has also released a list of the most meaningful jobs. While some may believe that a hefty paycheck is what makes a job meaningful[...]

National Prevention Week and FSF

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds an event every year called the National Prevention Week. The week is dedicated to bringing public awareness and action in regards to mental health issues and substance abuse. Ev[...]