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Happy New Year from our Board Chair

Happy New Year from our Board Chair

Dear Friends and Family, I grew up in rural Licking County, Ohio. I learned early on the importance of being of service to others. To always remember that I have a responsibility to be the helping hand to others in need. This unique insight has helped me...

Grant-Funded Socialization Groups

Grant-Funded Socialization Groups

We are pleased to announce that our monthly coping skill groups will be grant-funded moving forward, beginning in February 2022.  This is a departure from our private-pay structure due to the awards from the Licking County Foundation and PNC Charitable Trusts.  These...

Holiday Funding Drive

Holiday Funding Drive

Dear Friends, The Board of Directors and employees of PLAN would like to thank you for everything that you do to support our organization through membership and donations. This year was challenging in the face of COVID-19 but it was wonderful to see so many...

Gratitude Moment from the ED.

Gratitude Moment from the ED.

Dear Friends and Family, PLAN is very excited to announce that we were recently awarded funds from the PNC Charitable Trust for our 2022 program, "Socialization Without a Price Tag," which is being jointly funded by the Licking County Foundation.  In the last 30 days...

Monthly Meet Ups at CoHATCH Upper Arlington

Monthly Meet Ups at CoHATCH Upper Arlington

Hello friends and family! We wanted to extend a warm welcome to all that are interested in attending our monthly coping skills groups at CoHatch Upper Arlington (1733 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, 43221). Our groups focus on developing resilience, expanding socialization...

Resilience Minute

Resilience the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. In psychological terms, the word resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from difficult situations,...

10 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When You’re in a Bad Mood)

10 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up (When You’re in a Bad Mood)

Literally, everyone has one of those days. We all occasionally have days where we may wake up on the wrong side of the bed or start the day off on the wrong foot. Bad moods happen. There are, however, tried and true techniques we can all use to help cheer ourselves up...

What is meditation?

What is meditation?

When we think about meditating (with a capital M) we can get hung up on thinking about our thoughts: we’re going to do something about what’s happening in our heads. It’s as if these bodies we have are just inconvenient sacks for our brains to lug around. Having it...

What is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?

In a nutshell, mindfulness is about being completely in touch with the present moment and being open to experiences as they come.  The practice of mindfulness has been around for ages.  However, mental health professionals are just beginning to recognize that...

Self care ideas: 25 more

Self care ideas: 25 more

What Is self care? Self care describes a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. There are many forms ... here are 25 more self care ideas. Do some yoga Visit somewhere that reminds you of “home” Create something!...

25 Self care ideas

25 Self care ideas

Self care is really anything you do to help take care of yourself.  Practicing good self care and developing a healthy self care routine will well you stay both mentally and physically well.  Here are some ideas for some simple self care techniques. Take a walk Read a...

Resilience: What is it, and how do I develop more of it?

Resilience: What is it, and how do I develop more of it?

Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. In simpler terms, psychological resilience exists in people who develop psychological and behavioral capabilities that allow them to remain...

Thoughts are not facts: Cognitive reframing

Thoughts are not facts: Cognitive reframing

  When you put some space between you and your reaction, it changes your relationships to your thoughts- you can watch them come and go instead of treating them as matter of fact.  If you’re stuck on a negative thought, ask yourself: Is it true?  Often the answer...

Anxiety in the time of COVID, part 2:  Positive affirmations

Anxiety in the time of COVID, part 2:  Positive affirmations

Once you have taken the time to practice some deep breathing, begin to focus on any negative thoughts that are moving around your head.  Zero in on them, they are clues as to your functioning and mental health as you interact with the world. Challenge a negative...

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As a non profit 501 (3)c organization we welcome any monetary donation that you would like to make. You can send a check to the PLAN office or you can use the pay-pal account that has been set up for us. We would also welcome a donation of your time as a member of PLAN, as a board member, as a driver to some of the activities that we have or as a mentor to our members.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

Desmond Tutu

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