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Polyvagal Theory for Mental Health Care: Applying the Work of Deb Dana in Therapy

“Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection.” — Gabor Maté For providers of behavioral health care, it’s very important that the people …
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Wellness for Care Providers: Nurturing the Personal Self

Let’s face the facts: working in the caring professions—such as health care, education, emergency services, criminal justice, and social work—is often stressful. On top of attending to the …
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MHA Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health: What It Means for Cummins, Now and Moving Forward

At Cummins, we place the highest value on people’s mental health and well-being.This shouldn’t come as a surprise—after all, we are a provider of behavioral health services. …
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Wellness for Care Providers: Sustaining the Professional Self

There are certain jobs that carry inherent health risks for the person doing the job. Police officers, fire fighters, construction workers, and military service members are a few …
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Cummins Values: Why Integrity Keeps Us Accountable to Our Consumers

Take a moment to think about what the word “integrity” means to you.You might discover that integrity is one of those words you feel like you understand …
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Wellness for Care Providers: Surviving the Cycle of Caring

Caring professions, also called helping professions, are those where the role means directly caring for others physically, mentally, or emotionally. Some of the most common caring professions include …
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Introducing TMS: A New Service Option for Treatment-Resistant Depression and OCD

Approximately 19.4 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, also known as major depression. An additional 2–3 million adults live with obsessive-compulsive disorder. …
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Wellness for Care Providers: Identifying and Managing Burnout

Anyone who works in a stressful, emotionally taxing line of work may be familiar with burnout.Merriam-Webster dictionary defines burnout as “fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged …
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Haven Homes Opens Its Doors to Survivors of Domestic Violence in Plainfield

Approximately 40% of women and 27% of men in Indiana will experience intimate partner violence sometime in their lives. That’s a total of 2.2 million individuals whose lives …
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Cummins Values: How We Practice Continuous Learning Every Day

It would be hard to deny that learning is a big part of being a human.When we are born, we come into this world without any knowledge …
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HOPE for Youth Who Engage in Harmful Sexual Behavior: Explaining the Treatment

The onset of sexual development is a major milestone in the life of any child. Not only does the child’s body begin to change, but they also develop …
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All About OCD: What It Is, Who It Affects, and How It Can Be Treated

Have you ever felt that something in your environment was not quite right?Maybe you’ve been lying in bed at night and started to wonder if you locked …
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