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Monday, January 30, 2017

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River Source offers Outpatient Programs and New Location

The River Source’s outpatient treatment center offers one of the most comfortable, affordable, and serene environments for those working on their recovery for the first time or as a continuing care program from addiction. The River Source understands that effective outpatient treatment is flexible. The outpatient facility in Mesa, AZ is open days and evenings making it the ideal solution for patients looking for flexible options due to work, school, or other obligations. Family Participation is encouraged which includes family day, education workshops, family counseling sessions, and more.Most major insurance is accepted. For information visit theriversource.org or call 866-582-0101.

Parents: Are you ready to get more involved? 

Parents with experience in our system of care who decide to become more involved based on their personal journey and the knowledge they gained while navigating the system for their child/family. We share our personal experience as peer parents with lived experience and as content experts.
We collaborate with professional partners in our system such as: the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Behavioral Health, the Department of Child Safety, Juvenile Justice, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Physical Health Care, Foster Care, Schools and others at the local and state level.

We sit as equal partners and collaborators on local and state level boards, committees, councils and workgroups and share our perspectives and insight based on our lived experience.
If you are interested in becoming more involved or would like to learn more about the Arizona Statewide Family Network Parent Leadership Team, please contact: Lynette Tolliver, Project Director, Family Involvement Center at 602-­412­-4092 or 877­-568-­8468 or email at lynette@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Relaxation Techniques For Depression 

Are you looking for relaxation techniques for depression try exploring relaxation techniques that include deep breathing, exercise, and journaling.

The first tip to prevent depression and deepen relaxation is to engage in deep breathing exercises, whether its meditation or simply deep breathing. Deep breathing is an easy practice you can engage in wherever you are to ground yourself and gain better insight into your daily routine and feel better about yourself as well. Consider giving deep breathing a try.

According to everydayhealth.com, the following can be stated about using deep breathing to deepen your relaxation:

Deep, slow breathing can help release anxiety and relax the body from head to toe. Try it at set times throughout the day or whenever stress begins to build. Combine deep breathing with meditation for even greater relaxation, stress relief, and focus.
In addition to deep breathing, another way to engage in relaxation is to exercise. You do not have to run a marathon to experience the benefits of exercise. Consider exercising for 30 minutes five days per week. You will feel better about yourself, and your stress level will diminish as well, leaving you more relaxed.Yoga is a particularly beneficial therapy because it focuses on meditation, balance, deep breathing, and relaxation all at the same time.

Another technique to try is journaling. When we journal we enable ourselves to express all our thoughts and feelings, this enables our mood to stabilize.

If something’s bothering you and you just need to get it off your chest, a diary or journal can be your best friend. Take a few moments each day — or any time you feel down or stressed — to write about your fears, concerns, or frustrations.