Enjoy our blog entries below to learn more about the care we provide at Flatrock, the people we serve, our dedicated staff, and the issues that are important to us as an organization.

Building Resiliency Builds a Better Life

One of the most important keys to mental health is resiliency. Resiliency is the brain’s ability to adapt and reorganize in response to experiences. In other words, a resilient individual “bounces back” after adversity, changes and challenges.

National PTSD Awareness Month

Everyone experiences some kind of trauma during their lifetime. For some people, it may develop into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a serious mental health issue that can interfere with daily functioning and quality of life.

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

The month of May marks Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, an annual celebration that aims to improve the health of our workforce.

May Brings a Spotlight on Mental Health Awareness

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to be mindful of our mental health and destigmatize mental health disorders. Mental health is often misunderstood, which leads to stigma and prejudice.

Occupational therapy can play key role in improving mental health

When we think about occupational therapy (OT), it brings to mind exercises and therapy to help those with a physical disability learn how to do everyday tasks more efficiently. While that is certainly a big part of OT, did you know that the profession is also used to help those with mental health challenges?

Overcoming the “Not in My Backyard” mindset

NIMBYism is a common reference to the resistance of local residents to the establishment of homes and other facilities for individuals with mental illness or disabilities in their neighborhoods. This resistance is most often fueled by fear, stigma and misconceptions about the residents in these care homes.

Light it Up Blue!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April observes awareness of this common – and commonly misunderstood – condition.

End the Stereotypes about Down Syndrome

World Down Syndrome Day’s theme for 2024 is a call to end the stereotypes of those with Down Syndrome. For those with intellectual disabilities, stereotypes can stop them from being treated like others and often excluded, underestimated or dismissed.

March Commemorates Development Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental disabilities refer to a variety of conditions that affect cognitive, physical, communication and social functions. Some examples include intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy.

Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week

Since its inception, the Random Acts of Kindness movement has gained so much momentum, and Random Acts of Kindness Week is celebrated by more and more people each February!