As we close out October, we wanted to spend reflecting on our second whole month of virtual sessions. September has been a fantastic month for our groups and social workers. Our staff missed their work so much, so being able to return to working with our group members has been a blessing. What has been […]
Did you know that Dementia Awareness Week was this month? [Technically it has been moved to later in the year due to Covid-19, but we are still focusing on it this week too!] Aimed to bring awareness to the disease, its treatment and future research; we thought Dementia Awareness Week was the perfect time to […]
Something we face as social workers is the perception of mental illness amongst those who do not understand what the symptoms look like. Often, we face the work of the media that exaggerates or misrepresents the symptoms, the cultural beliefs that mental health is “not real” and the misconceptions that many believe. It is part […]
One of the most common questions we receive from family members and facility staff is, “how is Tender Heart different from the art & crafts programming we already have?” While we understand the question, it’s the therapeutic aspect of our program that is so different, and so necessary in the facilities we visit. Today, we […]
The world feels like a scary place at the moment. We have the coronavirus impacting almost every aspect of life and Tender Heart Therapeutic Arts & Crafts is not immune to this impact. As you’ve probably seen on our Facebook, we have shut down our sessions to ensure the health and safety of each and […]
Imagine feeling sick to your stomach. You can’t sleep because you can’t shut your brain down. You have this feeling of looming doom, but you can’t always point specifically to the cause of this. You often replay conversations, wondering if you said the right thing, if you handled the situation correctly. You get nervous in […]
January has been an exciting time for Tender Heart as we welcome in the New Year. As we learned in trivia this month, January is named for the Roman God, Janus, who focuses on all things past & future. We’ve been doing just that this month; looking back with gratitude and looking forward with excitement […]
We’ve gathered some great resources to better the holiday experience if your loved one is experiencing mental illness.