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CACS Recognizes National PTSD Month

Friday, June 23, 2017
After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don't go away - even months or years after the event is over. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and ....

Netflix series titled “13 Reasons Why”

Friday, May 12, 2017
There has been increasing interest in the Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why.” This series depicts the struggles of a high school student and her death by suicide. Many education and mental health professionals are debating the impact of the series. Will it bring discussion about suicide, the 10t....
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Into Mental Health: Inspired, Informed, Involved

Monday, May 8, 2017
"When it comes to addressing mental health, we all have an important role we can play. We need to understand that mental illness is a disease and not a moral failing or a character flaw. And we need to show compassion, and make our homes and workplaces safe places for people to talk about their chal....
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February is Teen Dating Violence Month

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Board of Directors at Capital Area Counseling Service recognizes the benefits of starting a conversation about healthy relationships, especially in regards to violent acts that are associated with dating. February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and we have a grow....
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Partnership formed During Bullying Prevention Month

Monday, October 31, 2016
In addition to the recent public awareness campaign to prevent bullying, Pierre Public Schools, the Pierre Police Department and Capital Area Counseling have formed a partnership to reduce bullying and the serious long-term emotional impact it has on our youth.
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2016 CACS No Shave November Challenge

Thursday, October 27, 2016
The No Shave November campaign is an effort to reshape the conversation, lift the stigma and tackle issues of men’s mental health. Men of all ages, ethnic origins, and walks of life are affected. Mental health and well-being are equally important to physical well-being. It is now well documented tha....
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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Capital Area Counseling Service Board of Directors is partnering with the Pierre Police Department to spread the message to prevent bullying. It is not just an education or health problem; it requires a community solution. CACS and the PD are committed to working together to help families preven....
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Capital Area Counseling Services to Host Recovery Month Awareness Walk

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
“With the community showing support at such an event like this Color Walk, it is our hope that those affected by mental illness and substance use disorders can see support all around them. Through this support and proper treatment, a healthy lifestyle is attainable for all affected.” Matt Judson, CA....
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A First Look at New $4M CACS Building

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Dennis and Shirley are the Hughes County 'Building Better Tomorrows' Campaign Chairs and are among more than a dozen volunteers working to raise a total of $5 million to build and maintain a new main campus for CACS.
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Loretta Jochim Day at CACS

Thursday, September 1, 2016
As Chair of the Capital Area Counseling Board of Directors, I proclaim Friday, September 2, 2016 as Loretta Jochim Day at CACS. Loretta joined our staff 30 years on September 2, 1986.
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