Articles

Below are some useful articles written by past & present employees.

Men and Mental Health

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Article by Laura A. Gutierrez, MA Studies show that men of all ages and ethnicities are less likely to seek out help for mental health issues. This is so even though men suffer from mental health issues as much as women or more. APA President and Nova Southeastern University psychologist Ronald F. Levant feels the […]

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An Intern’s Perspective: Casey Flynn

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

I am a student of social work at the University of Denver, and have been working as an intern at Pennock Center since September of last year. From the beginning, I have felt very supported by my supervisor, Jody Pierce, and by all the staff at Pennock. The agency culture is so welcoming, kind, and […]

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An Intern’s Perspective: Emmy Crouter

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Endings are often a time for reflection. As I approach the end of the academic year and thus the end of my time at Pennock, I find myself looking back on the several months that I have spent as a part of this unique community. Though I could name 100 items, here are the top […]

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We Can All Take a Stand Against Child Abuse

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Written by Rachel Morici-Leirer, LPC April is national child abuse prevention month. Children are the most vulnerable, least powerful, and least likely to be able to protect themselves from a powerful adult. READ below in order to educate yourself and learn HOW TO TAKE A STAND & help prevent this abuse. First, it is important […]

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Five Tips for New Year’s Resolutions Intentions

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

By Emmy Crouter Happy New Year! New year, fresh start. This is the time of year when many people consider changes they want to make in their lives and resolve to make it happen. However, just eight percent of New Year’s “resolvers” actually keep their resolutions throughout the year (Brain Statistics, 2017). Yikes! Here are […]

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Accessing Happiness During the Holidays

Monday, December 12th, 2016

By Rachel Morici, LPC Holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy life, but for some, it can be challenging. These great tips can help get you through the season. Many of us struggle during the holidays. Perhaps we are triggered by the loss of what used to be, nostalgia and melancholy or the shorter […]

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Cultivating Loving Kindness Through Meditation

Monday, November 14th, 2016

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW What is loving kindness? Loving-kindness is described by Hoffman, Grossman, Hinton (2011) as a mental state of unselfish and unconditional kindness for all beings. Is this an ideal time for cultivating unconditional kindness? Yes, now is the perfect time. You may be asking yourself, how do I begin cultivating more kindness? […]

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

By Laura Gutierrez, MA Statistics on Suicide Major depression is the foremost cause of disability in the United States and it is often referred to as the “common cold” of mental illness and a condition that typically precedes suicidal ideation. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention the rate of suicide is highest among […]

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Easing the ‘Back to School’ Transition

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

By Rachel Morici, LPC As your child transitions back to school, you might experience worries, fears and challenges. As a parent, you have watched your child grow from a dependent innocent toddler to a unique independent and self-sufficient human being. It can be hard to hand that control over to the school and people we […]

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Increasing Parent/Child Connectivity

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW Summertime is a great time to reconnect with your children! As I hit the trail for a quick jog I was engrossed in the beauty of Colorado at this time of year. For several moments I was flooded with visualizations of children and parents playing together. Suddenly I hear a boy […]

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