One in six Americans live in a multigenerational household, meaning that more than two generations are together under the same roof. Of these, an increasing number are grandfamilies – that is, households headed by an older couple or individual who is raising grandchildren under the age of 18. In these cases, grandparents have stepped in … Continue reading When grandparents are raising grandchildren
Sunshine is an effective mood-lifter – most of us notice that a sunny day makes it easier to be cheerful, while grey days can contribute to a gloomy mood. It’s normal for the weather to have an effect on your mood, but in some people, this is a deeper problem called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which … Continue reading Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
There is a growing need to help family members affected by a loved one’s addiction. Westmont Family Counseling Ministries offers the Sanity Group, a support group for people in this situation. The group, which is free and confidential, is facilitated by Michele Thomas, a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Addiction, whether to alcohol or prescription … Continue reading Families dealing with addiction find support through our Sanity Group
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, the holiday season can bring with it an enormous amount of stress. To make matters worse, we are bombarded with images of what the perfect holiday looks like – which is out of step with reality as many of us experience it. Here are some … Continue reading How to beat holiday stress
Westmont Family Counseling Ministries would like to thank everyone who came out to our annual fundraising dinner, “30 Years of Memories,” which was held on Oct. 3, 2018 at Sunnehanna Country Club! We are grateful to all our sponsors and supporters, especially platinum sponsors: David & Ethel Carney; John Kaites; Skip and Adelle Picking; Sargent’s … Continue reading Thank you for supporting our annual fundraising dinner!