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Best Wishes to You this Summer!
As we look back at the unusual and difficult first half of 2020, The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you! We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your ongoing support and confidence. Thanks to that continued confidence in the services we provide, BWG has expanded Medical and Therapy Services in spite of these changing times.

We were recently bombarded with messages about these “unprecedented times” that we are in and many of us are confused about what to do and what not to do. We have been overwhelmed with fear, anxiety, and many other overpowering emotions. Unfortunately, our core values were often neglected. In some cases, we may not really know what those core values are.

(Social Media and Sexual Exploitation)

First: Some Important Stats: 9 out of 10 sexually exploited youth know their abuser. 60% of children exploited into prostitution are first recruited by peers.

Unfortunately, there are no key phrases or terms to look out for in order to protect our children online; the sexual exploitation of our youth is insidious in nature. See the Infographic

Many struggle with sleep issues on a regular basis, and this is a very common complaint during these unprecedented COVID-19 times. Changes in daily routines and schedules have resulted in many sleep-related issues to include:

During such uncertainty and stressful times, since this virus has become the invisible elephant in the room, we can experience an increase in anxiety due to not knowing what restriction is coming next or how long we'll be social distancing from our friends and family. With such extreme changes happening in our external world, it can cause a shift in our internal mood.

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The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.