Mind Health Blog

Local Donates a Theracycle to Life Skills Village to Treat those with Parkinson’s Disease

A few months ago a local community member; Judith Gardner reached out to us to offer up the use of their Thera-cycle. A cycle used specifically to help those with Parkinson’s. We are beyond grateful of her donation and gift to the community:)     Here is what Judith had to say while paraphrasing without…

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What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological condition that develops after exposure to traumatic experiences. Oftentimes this condition is thought of in relation to military personnel; however, the impacts of PTSD can reach people in all walks of life. Given the nature of events that occur in our country and world on a daily basis (shootings,…

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CMSA DETROIT- HONORING DIVERSITY: INCLUSION ACROSS THE CONTINUUM

This May 19th Life Skills Village will be attending the Case Management Society of America’s for the Detroit Chapters; half day Honoring Diversity: Inclusion Across The Continuum.   This event primarily will focus on Values of Diversity, equity, ethics and implicit bias and how they all have a powerful influence on case managers ability to…

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Portrait of Jenna S

But, they can play at home? The importance of Play-Based Interventions in Speech Therapy

    When preparing for a speech therapy session with a pediatric client, often the first question is; “what toys and games could I incorporate?’ Looking In It’s not uncommon for parents to look in on their child’s session and see what looks like their child “just playing,”. However, we know through evidenced based research,…

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graphic of the joint commission's gold seal of approval

Life Skills Village has earned the Gold Seal of approval from The Joint Commission

What does this mean for Life Skills Village? Life Skills Village is proud to offer rehabilitation and mental health services in a top accredited facility.  Being accredited by The Joint Commission means we operate with top standards and are committed to the highest excellence of treatment and services.   What Is The Joint Commission (TCJ)? The Joint Commission,…

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What happens if Parkinson’s is left untreated?

Parkinson’s Disease and its impact.  As defined by the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s Disease is defined as a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Parkinson’s disease is measured in different stages in which early signs may be mild, whereas later signs can cause severe impairments in motor, cognitive, and social functioning. Some of the hallmark…

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Portrait of Priscilla Scovic

I’m Joining The Life Skills Village Team!

  Hello! My name is Priscilla Scovic and I have 25 years of experience in the healthcare, wellness, and rehabilitation fields. I received my bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After that, I started my career in Chicago, overseeing a hospital with both corporate and community-based…

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What does it mean to Coach?

The impact coaching has had on me as a person and as a therapist.     From The Start For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work within my community to give back. How better than to do so with the things I hold closest to my heart, sports and inclusivity….

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OK Starts Today, Even at the Olympics

With the goings-on in the Olympics recently, mental health has certainly caught the public eye. As the audience, it’s easy to forget that there are people up there putting their all – careers,  energy, wellbeing, emotions – into performing for our entertainment. Let’s take a step back and explore the context for the discussion of…

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Aquarium Photo By Stefan Petrmichl

5 Things To Know About Anxiety

Do you feel like your day-to-day has become riddled with stress? Do you feel constantly nervous or worried?  Are you overwhelmed with daily life?  Being stressed, nervous or overwhelmed are feelings everyone experiences. Whether it’s a job interview, financial concerns, a complicated life event, or relationship issues, however, when stress or nervousness becomes completely debilitating,…

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