April is Counseling Awareness Month

Life is difficult nowdays. No doubt about it. There are lots of situations that can cause emotional stress: family, divorce, alcohol, raising children, serious illness, job stress. Real life situations that real folks just like you have to deal with. How can you tell when it is time to get some help? Check out the American Psychological Association "Help Center" for tips on how to cope with these and other stresses.

The American Psychological Association Help Center offers information on coping with job insecurity and stress, family situations, the 'mind-body connection', mental health conditions, therapy and how to find a psychologist. 

Taos helping Taos

Explore the Community Wellness Council's counseling resources for the Taos area.

Here are two of many hometown resources ready to help you cope when you need it
David Stewart and Lenny Foster of the Family Mediation Center facilitate mediation related to collaborative divorce, domestic violence, and co-parenting (Wise Person Project). 

Free co-parenting and relationship support groups are offered at the center every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call the center at 505-737-9348 for more information and times. Stop by at 705 Felicidad - on the corner of La Posta Road and Felicidad - behind Furrs Supermarket. Also check out the website at www.mediateus.com

Max Ortiz Concha
Taos Colfax Community Services Inc.
Taos Colfax Community Services Inc. provides alcohol and drug outpatient programs, community alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention. They are located at 413 Sipapu Rd. in Taos, 758-5857. 

Links to Online Counseling Resources

American Psychological Association Online Help Center

American Psychological Association Online Resources for the Public

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Counseling Association Consumer Information

National Council on Problem Gambling

Ethical Standards for Internet Online Counseling