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Please Don’t MIG Me.

By Melinda Meshad, LCSW | October 23, 2021

Have you ever gone through a rough time and turned to a close friend for comfort? You just needed someone to listen. You became vulnerable and reached out. Wellbeing requires connection. We are made to need each other, particularly during times of stress or sorrow. We regulate our emotions by sharing our feelings with one…

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Taking the Lead in Community Resilience

By Melinda Meshad, LCSW | October 11, 2021

We are not well. There is a lot of healing that needs to take place – in our individual lives and within our communities. We have conspiracies growing and widening political polarization. We have a rampant loneliness epidemic. We have huge a rise in suicide. We have a mental health crisis. We have extreme inequality…

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The Balancing Act

By Melinda Meshad, LCSW | April 21, 2021

Working in the human services can have a negative impact on one’s physical and emotional reserves. In trauma-informed care, we encourage our service providers to be empathic and approach others with a whole-person lens. This sounds good; in reality, the work looks more like a balancing act. I find that my social worker history is…

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Positively Lonely

By Melinda Meshad, LCSW | February 17, 2021

It still seems strange that in a place with so many options and so many people, there could be an epidemic of loneliness. Yet it is in some of the busiest places that one finds these statistics alarming. Over half of us report feeling left out or alone sometimes or always. Nearly one out of…

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It Begins With Me

By Melinda Meshad, LCSW | February 15, 2021

There are many paths in the field of helping others. Most of us who make this career choice enter college or continue on to graduate school in order to specialize in a particular are of human service. Nurses, teachers, social workers, and pastors, for instance, study and complete internships in order to gather the knowledge…

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