Some of you have asked what has been happening over at Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center’s (WECHC) new non-profit, Water’s Edge Bridging Foundation (WEBF), and we answered.
One of the main purposes that WEBF was created was to be able to provide mental health services to clients in need. And, we were able to give out our first scholarship earlier this year! A quote from the scholarship recipient, “I am so grateful to be a recipient of a scholarship from WEBF. The scholarship allowed me to continue treatment and at the same time decrease my level of financial stress. Thanks so much to the amazing and wonderful staff at WEBF (and WECHC) I truly appreciate your kind and thoughtful ways!”
Two weeks ago, we had a speaker, Vannessa Gunnell, that came in and talked about what it’s like to live with an eating disorder. She presented to our clinicians and then held an open forum for clients and the public that same evening. Vanessa shed insight on the struggle with eating disorders, and how she found healing and hope in her darkest times.
Last week, along with Hardy & Stephens Counseling Associates, we hosted an Immanual Training at our office for clinicians. The Immanuel Approach is a process of freedom and inner healing. This further extends our education and training to be able to help clients integrate their spiritual beliefs into therapy, as they desire.
We wanted to increase hope and reduce stigma within our office so we created a t-shirt with the message: Revive. Restore. Reclaim. Look for the staff of WECHC to be wearing these shirts during the next few months. FYI: May is Mental Health Month, June is PTSD awareness month and June 2 is World Eating Disorder Actions Day (WEDAD). We also made the ordering public so anyone can purchase them online and they will be shipped directly to you. Check out bonfire.com for more information. We look forward to seeing this message of hope being spread throughout our community.
That is the gist of what has been happening. We are interested in speaking at local places about mental health, so please reach out to us if you have any recommendations or requests. More to come soon 🙂