South Bay News, Events and Blog
For some, the thought of attending a counseling session isn’t easy. In fact, it can feel terrifying. It’s because there’s a stigma placed on mental health – a common misconception that seeing a clinician means there’s something “wrong” with you. We disagree. Asking...read more
By: Kelly M., senior clinician at South Bay According to Dictionary.com, a circuit is defined as a roughly circular line, route or movement that starts and finishes at the same place or an established itinerary of events or venues used for a particular activity....read more
Mental strength is the way you think, feel and behave during certain situations. Building mental strength will help you gain self-acceptance while working toward self-improvement. However, there are several misconceptions about what mental strength is and why it’s...read more
It’s common to experience fear when you decide to begin therapy sessions. At first, you may feel uncomfortable speaking about personal issues with someone you don’t know. While fear is a natural emotion, it can be confronted by reframing your anxious thoughts. Below,...read more
September 13, 2019 – Understanding the Impact of Perinatal Mental Health & Substance Use on the Parent Child Relationship
Presented by: Heather Biedrzycki, LMHC, CEID, Program Director, Early Childhood, South Bay Community Services, Lowell. Kelly Petravicz, M.Ed., CEIS, Program Director, Early Childhood, South Bay Community Services, Lawrence September 13, 2019 U Mass Lowell Inn &...read more
Presented by: Amy Walliser: LMHC, LPCC, Clinic Director, South Bay Community Services, Dorchester William Dempsey, LCSW, and Amanda Kalander, MSW Clinicians, South Bay Community Services, Dorchester November 15, 2019 Courtyard Marriott 300 River Ridge Dr, Norwood, MA....read more
From kindergarten through college, school is one of the main constants in a young adult’s life. Even though exams, projects and homework can be overwhelming and stressful for students, attending school provides a structure and potential support system that some people...read more
Did you know that the first three years of a child’s life are the most impressionable? From ages zero to three, children begin to develop their own personalities and socialization skills and conquer some of the most important physiological milestones. These skills...read more
It’s not easy knowing there are some aspects of life where we have limited or no control. And, learning how to accept life’s curveballs can be extremely difficult. Just know - feeling overwhelmed by these circumstances is completely understandable, and finding ways to...read more
The fast-paced work environments employees often experience can lead to stress, burnout and, more importantly, challenges with managing mental health. Mental well-being among employees should be a top priority within the ranks of company leadership, as addressing...read more
Last month, a story in the media about a social media challenge directed at children and young adults, called the “Momo Challenge,” created unease in parents throughout the country. The challenge turned out to be a social media hoax and no reports of children...read more
Every teenager is going to experience pressure at some point in his life – pressure to achieve academically, pressure to fit in, pressure to establish a career path, etc. With the increasing demands put on teens today, it’s essential for them to understand the...read more
It’s no secret - sleep is an essential factor when it comes to your child’s overall health and development. While a few bad nights can be normal, children with persistent sleeping problems could lead to temperament, learning and social behavior issues. Below, we...read more
The impending stress of the holiday season can bring about a mix of emotions, especially to those dealing with mental health challenges. We all could benefit from reminders about how valuable we are. Sometimes, we have to be the one to give that reminder. Always...read more
Have you ever considered the effects the environment has on your mental health? You might have noticed a correlation between dreary weather and dreary attitudes. This happens because humans have an innate awareness and need for comfortable environments – both...read more
When talking about mental health, you may only think about it affecting adults and older children, right? Did you know that babies can struggle with mental health challenges, as well? As babies, the way we are cared for builds the foundation for our social and...read more
You’ve been diagnosed with a behavioral health illness. What do you tell people? How do you share? Who do you tell? You may have mixed emotions over these questions, and that’s perfectly fine. Know that being scared is normal, and anticipating how friends, family,...read more
Whether you're a college freshman who's independent for the first time or a college senior who's tasked with landing a job upon graduation, students of all ages deal with a lot of change, which can often be stressful and scary. It’s true that your college years can be...read more
South Bay News and Headlines
(BROCKTON, Mass., July 15, 2016) South Bay Community Services Receives Workforce Training Grant Baker-Polito Administration awards funds to New England-area behavioral health service provider to help drive economic growth.
(BROCKTON, Mass., May 3, 2016) Behavioral Health Organization Announces Rebrand to South Bay Community Services New England-area provider unveils new logo, signals brand evolution.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is one of the premier accreditation services in the mental health industry. Achieving accreditation requires a service provider to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person the provider serves, and monitor the results of services.