7 in 10 American teens reported their number one problem is anxiety and depression, according to Pew Research Center - bigger than bullying.
50% of millennials left a job for mental health reasons. --The Skimm
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10 - 34 in the U.S. --NAMI
11.3% of U.S. adults with mental illness had no insurance coverage in 2018. --NAMI
Daemion Counseling Center helps close local gaps in mental health care, offering ready access with affordable, professional support.
The majority of individuals and families turned to our counselors for anxiety, depression, and stress- and trauma-related disorders.
“Trauma-related” means stressors that come with life transitions -- getting married, getting divorced, failing to achieve work- or school-related goals, and life changes.
In the last five years, we've counseled 528 clients, delivered 5,021 therapy hours, and conducted dozens of support groups.
We conducted support groups for parents coping with addiction of adult children -- as well as support groups to help the staff of a maternal and child health organization cope with the family trauma experienced in their caregiving and outreach.
We partnered with experts on suicide prevention awareness and hosted a community conversation on the opioid crisis.
Kayley, an 18-year old high school senior has been coming to Daemion for almost 4 years. The social and emotional pressures experienced by Kayley were not unusual – academic performance, friend-group drama, non-stop social media exposure, pressures to drink and use substances.
Kayley has been able to draw strength from her relationship with her therapist, in addition to practicing concrete skills to combat anxiety and mood changes.
When more serious life transitions and events occurred – a move to a new home, school challenges, even deaths of classmates – this therapeutic relationship continued to serve as a solid foundation from which to explore what emotions they evoked, how she could change her thoughts and behaviors in response to these events, and how to cultivate resilience and optimism moving forward.
Karl is a 17-year old high school student referred to Daemion Counseling Center after an incident involving under-age drinking and the local police department.
Karl was reluctant to come for his first appointment, but encouraged by his parents, he not only attended the two session Drug and Alcohol Evaluation, but also came for additional sessions.
Karl appreciated being able to talk openly about his struggles fitting in with his peers, the chronic anxiety that contributed to his starting to drink alcohol, and about his fear of growing up, going to college, and being away from his family and friends. Karl came away with practical strategies to reduce his anxiety, remain mindful in the present, and cultivate relationships both with friends and family members.
Emily was referred to Daemion following discharge from an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center. Maintaining recovery requires a range of support services, and Emily’s individual sessions with her therapist were a very important and necessary addition to her attendance at weekly outpatient group sessions at the treatment center and at 12-step programs. Maintaining recovery involves practicing new thoughts and behaviors in response to daily, even hourly, experiences in a way that does not include the previous maladaptive coping strategies of drug and alcohol use. Two years later, Emily continues to diligently work on her recovery, which includes managing stress using a variety of coping skills, making and sustaining meaningful relationships, and self-care