"QCI saved my life. I was having to pay a lot of of my money to see a doctor. I was told about QCI and filled out the paper work, not thinking I would hear back. QCI gave me a doctor, therapist, nurse, [and] community support. They really helped me when I was really sick and needed that. Now I am better and don’t need that [level of service]. I was helped to get Metro Access and now I can go get to my appointments on my own. I’ve been lucky to have met my therapist, Allison. She is really into the job. She helped me get my immigration card for free. We work together really well."  -- MS

Live A Balanced & Bold Life
Desiring to live a balanced life and completing tasks to get to a place where your life is balanced are two different things. Life is filled with ups and downs, responsibilities and extensive to-do lists that keep us from taking better care of ourselves and having better relationships overall. Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach Sharon J. Lawrence, will assist you in working towards living a balanced and bold life by teaching you to improve relationships, self-care and set boundaries. She will assist you with learning to focus more on yourself so that you can prioritize you and your relationships better. It’s Time to Focus!

April is Stress Awareness Month

April is recognized as National Stress Awareness Month to bring attention to the negative impact of stress. Managing stress is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Knowing how to manage stress can improve mental and physical well-being as well as minimize exacerbation of health-related issues.

It’s critical to recognize what stress and anxiety look like, take steps to build resilience, and know where to go for help. The Mental Health American (MHA) provides some tips on how to reduce your stress by utilizing a Stress Screener. Also, take some time to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and familiarize yourself with strategies for stress management.

Please see the resources below available to effectively cope with stress:

If you are experiencing a mental health medical emergency, all 911 or go immediately to the closest emergency room.

CARF International, a group of companies that includes CARF Canada and CARF Europe, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll free (888) 281-6531. www.carf.org 

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