Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
IMPORTANT MUST READ NOTICE REGARDING UPDATED COVID-19 PROCEDURES.
Sioux Falls Psychological Services and River Counseling Services, continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19. Provided is an update about the continued efforts we are taking at our offices. We highly value the health and safety of our clients, our staff, and our families. PLEASE CLICK “READ MORE” TO REVIEW THE NEW PROCEDURES THAT ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
Chronic pain has the potential to take over all aspects of your life by impacting relationships, mental health, and physical activities. Life can seem like an endless day of pain and more pain. One person described chronic pain this way, “It feels as if my body has betrayed me.” But this is not the way it has to be, and there is hope which starts with you and the changes you make.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reports 1 in 5 adults live with chronic pain, and a total of approximately 8% live with high impact pain. If you fall in this category you are not alone. Your thoughts and your questions might sound something like this: “How do I cope?
We have much to grieve. As I write this on March 31, 2021, we are just a couple of thousand people away from 550,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US. We are also currently in the early days of a trial related to George Floyd’s death, and it reminds us of the problem we have with racism and colorism in the US.