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Common Behavioral Health Challenges Facing the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community includes over 11 million people living in the United States. Being LGBTQ+ does not mean that a person is suffering from a mental illness, it means that they either identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, or another sexual identity.  Due to many factors including, homophobia, transphobia, and societal stigma, members …

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NorthKey Announces Transition in Board of Directors Leadership and Three Additional Board Members

NorthKey Community Care is excited to announce some changes to our Board of Directors. Susan Edelen, who has served as our Board Chair for the past three years is transitioning from her position, and will remain an active member of our board. Jim Thelen, has been named our newest Board Chair, a position he has …

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NorthKey Announces Achievement Awards for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year

Each year NorthKey holds an annual Employee Appreciation and Recognition event to spotlight all of our great staff achievements from the previous fiscal year. The awards given out each year are: Administrative Achievement, Clinical Achievement, Rookie of the Year, Team Spirit, and Quality Achievement.  Our staff nominates their peers for these awards that they believe …

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A Guide to Your First Therapy Visit

Deciding to begin attending therapy for any mental health or substance use issue is a big step in any recovery.  The first visit with a therapist, or any healthcare provider, can feel scary, stressful, and overwhelming.  Navigating all the paperwork and questions can also feel extremely stressful.  As with most new events, it can be …

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health issue in teens and adults. Life experiences that may cause above average stress can trigger symptoms of anxiety, such as an important exam, job interview, big meeting, or public speaking. Having stress during those situations is perfectly common, and sometimes those big events can trigger anxiety and it will …

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