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Crisis management and Veteran/First Responder mental health

First Responders and Their Families First responders and their families face unique challenges. Foundations for Change is uniquely suited to help you work through these challenges. Jeff Edelman, founder of Foundations for Change, has a special place in his heart for LEO/MIL/FR/veterans as well as a special understanding. As an Army veteran with two combat deployments and over 10 years in the military, Jeff has a special place in his heart for those who have served. Whether you or a family member are currently active-duty or have previously served in the Armed Forces in time of war or peace, he wants to...

5 Journaling prompts for mental health

Writing a book or journaling has been a way for people to relax for centuries. It has actually been proven to be a great way to cope however! In fact, almost a quarter of the population will deal with some mental health challenge during his or her life. If you're going through a tough time however other people's experience can seem irrelevant or unhelpful. That is why journaling can be a great tool for you to work through complex issues and thoughts in a private forum. Here are 6 prompts for you to use when getting started with a journal....

Your OVERALL Health

Your health OVERALL does not just mean going to your doctor for routine checkups for physical ailments.  Your heart might be beating fine, but how is the rest of you?  Holistic healthcare is the method of treating the entire individual, not just one aspect.  So how does this affect your day to day life? The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, is most often thought of as the go-to organization for physical ailments.  Surprising to many is that the CDC agrees with a holistic approach to health, stating that “mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health” (CDC, p. 1).   Focusing on...

Ketamine therapy – tested, FDA approved, and revolutionary

Do you feel alone and isolated because of feelings of depression?  You are not alone.  No really… you aren’t, because at Foundations for Change, we specialize in helping people in this exact situation!  In fact, we care about you, our patients, so much that we are always looking for ways to better serve you.  One of the ways we’ve been leading the pack on mental healthcare is by offering ketamine therapy. Ketamine got its start as a battlefield drug, saw its way into operating rooms, and now has been approved by the FDA as a tool to help treat “"pleasant dream-like states, vivid imagery" (FDA, 2018). ...

Special 10-15% discount on ALL essential oil and CBD products!

At Foundations for Change, we're serious about providing the highest quality care possible to everyone. Sometimes this means holistic treatments or natural alternatives like CBD oil. Our sister business, Foundations for Wellness, formulates and creates our own CBD and essential oils and products. Other services like ZYTO scans to look at biomarkers are also available. These all work together to promote a holistic approach to mental health. For a limited time, we are offering 10% off your total first-time order, and a whopping 15% off for first responders, military members, and veterans with proof of service! The 10% discount...

Using Natural Oils to Help Mental Health

CBD Oil Uses How Can CBD Help Me? CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid. What does this mean in plain English? Well, CBD is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. It's natural and even though it comes from a cannabis plant, does not contain chemicals to create a "high" effect like other marijuana product. Rather, it has many health benefits which have been observed. This makes high quality CBD oil perfect to treat a wide variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, the treatment of epilepsy, depression, pain relief, ADHD, autism, addiction, and more. Not all CBD oil is made...

TMS in the News — treat Major Depressive Disorder

For people who haven't responded well to interventions with medication or feel stuck in a current treatment plan for Major Depressive Disorder, transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a great option. Jeff Edelman at Foundations for Change is a huge proponent of FFC's NeuroStar in-house treatment system for patients when it's appropriate, but it can get old just listening to Jeff rattle off the benefits of feeling better with this non-invasive procedure and the fact that it's covered by many insurance plans. Listen to TV Channel WHO 13 in Des Moines, Iowa look at a mental health clinic there using the same treatment technology...