Suicide Cont…


The Out of the Darkness Walk for the River Region is on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Auburn University – Montgomery campus from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The walk committee is busy planning activities including a raffle,… Continue reading


It is so dangerous emotionally and socially to keep suicide such a taboo topic. Kym Klass, a member of the Center’s Board wrote this inspiring and powerful piece about suicide and how close she experienced it in her life. Open… Continue reading


If you look for the meaning of the word “adolescent” you will find it is an adjective and describes “in the process of developing from a child into an adult” (google). How important is this? The process in which children… Continue reading

“Two are better than one…”

Learn how the community is a big factor in helping individuals with their mental health. Avery Berry, an Associate Licensed Counselor of the Center, shares how important is the “support system” in everyone’s life. Specifically for someone in pain to… Continue reading

Suicide in The Black Community

Tarmen Siaway, PhD, LPC has been a great addition to our Center. Read the following article he wrote in the River Region’s Journey magazine in July. Braking the stigma and asking for help can save lives.

The Samaritan Counseling Center… Continue reading

Almost there! you can help!

Since moving into our offices at 2911 Zelda Road in 2007, the Center has seen tremendous growth resulting in heavy traffic through our dated facilities. This renovation effort will upgrade our facility to make it more comfortable and appealing to… Continue reading

Emotional wounds: PTSD and Chronic Trauma

A lot of people know and talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but not many about the emotional wounds Chronic Trauma causes. Understanding the difference between PTSD and Chronic Trauma can have great benefits. It can give way to… Continue reading

Parenting Styles

Parents greatly influence the behaviors and reactions of their children. Psychologists have identified four main parenting styles:

  1. Authoritarian:  “because I told you so”
  2. Permissive: “kids will be kids”
  3. Authoritative: “let’s negotiate”
  4. Uninvolved: neglectful

Be aware of how each has… Continue reading

Help Stop Bullying

Please note on Helping Montgomery Families Initiative (HMFI) and Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) initiative to stop bullying. Here is WSFA Guest Editorial:


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