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Mental Health Matters: The northern Taos County communities have lost several young people in recent months. Questa del Rio News is starting a column dedicated to mental health matters. Dawn Provencher is a retired counselor. She has a master’s degree in counseling and a master’s degree in social work. She will be contributing to this column on a monthly basis.
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Mental Health Matters: April 2024

The Greatest Gifts I am not a grandparent, but I know some pretty good ones. Recently, I was with two old friends who came to

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Mental Health Matters: February 2024

Bullying When asked to write an article on bullying, my heart sank. Having worked to strengthen the mental health of children for almost 40 years,

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Mental Health Matters: January 2024

Just Ask! Family history is YOUR history and MY history. One day, if you are lucky, you will find yourself in my situation — the

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Mental Health Matters: December 23

Helping People We Love After writing several articles about coping with depression, I have been asked this question a few times: “How can I help

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Mental Health Matters: November 23

Over the river and through the woods! Grandma’s dressing recipe! Family and friends! School holidays! Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas! Gift giving! Tamales! Bizcochitos! Travel! Eat, drink,

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Mental Health Matters: Resilience

Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” after a negative event. Think about a new rubber band versus an old piece of elastic. Stretch the

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Mental Health Matters: Finding Your Happiness

Turning on the news, opening a newspaper, listening to a current event’s podcast can all set our mood for the day, often negatively. Harsh weather,

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Prepare For A New Artesanos!

Artesanos Cultural Center, located next to the Questa post office, is a not-for-profit organization supporting artists from the greater northeastern New Mexico area. You will

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Mental Health Matters: How To Grieve

Grief is not about just being sad. It can be physically painful. It can steal our joy, our energy, and our purpose. Grief is one