Welcoming Spring with New Groups at TACID!

Welcoming Spring with New Groups at TACID!

March 22, 2024

Happy Spring! We’re kicking off the season planting the seeds of wellness and recovery by offering new peer support groups! With your participation and courage to come as you are, these groups will sprout on Monday, April 1st. No matter the season you’re experiencing— you may be planting seeds for growth, learning when to water yourself…

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Making Art to Overcome a Perfectionist Mindset

September 13, 2023

What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is a mindset of unrealistic standards that people may impose on themselves, on other people, on situations and/or things, like artwork. How does perfectionism make daily living challenging? People with a perfectionist mindset may experience mental and emotional pressure which leads to increased stress, anxiety, and depression. As a self-identified perfectionist,…

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The Healing Power of Sound and Music

July 28, 2023

Do you ever listen to music when you’re focusing on work or other tasks? I speak for myself when I say that different rhythms and types of music inspire me in many ways. I play calm instrumental music to help me sleep, fast music to motivate me and sometimes, classical helps me to focus. However,…

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An Update and Introduction to TACID

June 15, 2023

Have you ever heard of TACID? If you have, this post will give you an update! If you haven’t, this post is an introduction for people who live in Tacoma and the surrounding area, but have never heard about our free support services for adults (18+) in Pierce County. Let’s start with a little history:…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May 16, 2023

In the last few years, there’s been an unprecedented mental health crisis in the United States. Unfortunately, this crisis has been impacting people of all ages and every background. May has been designated as a month to increase awareness about mental health and how important it is to everyone’s health and well being. Mental Health…

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Earthing: Let the Earth Heal You!

April 27, 2023

Earthing has become a rediscovered resource for healing. Well, you ask, what is it? Long ago, it was a common practice for humans to walk the earth barefoot or wearing sandals made of fabric, leather or other conductive materials. Some cultures and regions still practice this. When you’re barefoot, nutrients from the earth can be…

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Journaling: Make it work for YOU!

March 1, 2023

Hi! My name is Rebecca Jimenez Harden. I work here at TACID as our administrative coordinator but I also facilitate our weekly RolePlaying Peer Gaming Group at TACID. I’m a big believer in doing lots of little things to make life better and easier. My fridge is a testament to this—pre-packaged snacks to make sure…

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The Art of Self-Acceptance

February 9, 2023

Greetings! My name is Da’Nitra Wade-Roberts and I’m a new Certified Peer Support Counselor (CPC) at TACID. I’m new to being a CPC but, as I’ve learned about it, I’ve realized I’m pretty familiar with the idea of peer support. In my previous job, I worked as a caregiver, providing aid to people who needed…

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New Year: New Possibilities

January 11, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS! We’ ve officially entered the year 2023— Whoo-hoo! According to the Chinese calendar, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. Well, what exactly does that mean? Some associations with our adorable, furry friends include pureness, gentleness, and hope. Embracing the qualities of the rabbit may help you to incorporate these qualities into the next…

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How to Maintain Mental Health: Searched more on Google in 2021

January 21, 2022

Have you been experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or other challenges to your mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic? You are not alone! According to Google Year in Search 2021, the term “how to maintain mental health” was searched more than ever before It’s no wonder. As we continue to experience the loss of normal ways of…

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