Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Today was such a cool day at work for me. I have a client who I was having a hard time breaking down the walls with. I know that this client loves sports, especially basketball. So I thought, why not use a game of basketball one or two times a week as a therapeutic intervention to begin to break the barriers and build the trust. Well I did just that today. I was able to go to target over the weekend with a gift card donated to my agency to get a basketball and a reusable water bottle for him. Today we walked to the basketball courts a couple blocks away from the office and spent an hour playing basketball, all the while I was building trust and rapport with him. It was so much fun for both of us and needless to say very therapeutic for him. We have scheduled to play every Wednesday and Friday morning from now on. I couldn't be more excited to have been able to find something he loves to build a non traditional intervention with him! It was so uplifting for me and for him as well!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I''m participating in the NAMI Walk in Baltimore again this year. It takes place in a little over a month on May 18th. While raising money isn't a prerequisite to walking, I would like to raise as much money as possible for this awesome organization that does so much to raise awareness and fight the stigma of mental health! I should have started my efforts to raise money much earlier as I did last year but unfortunately, I am just now starting! If you would like to donate, even if it is just a few dollars, the link is below. Also, if you're in the Baltimore area and would like to join me in walking, let me know! :)

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