Caring Community

Official blog of Coleman Professional Services

Caring Community is Coleman’s blog that reports on many aspects of the ever-changing world of behavioral health, recovery and social services. They include stories about wellness, support, new insights, what is happening globally, nationally and locally in the communities served by Coleman Professional Services.

The Road to Recovery – Peer Coaching

March 1, 2019 By Nelson W. Burns, President & CEO, Coleman Professional Services One of the biggest struggles for persons with a substance use disorder (SUD) who are on the path to recovery is learning to live life without those substances.  There are so many...

The Importance of Finding a Dementia Support Group

By: Nelson W. Burns, CEO, Coleman Professional Services Today, there are approximately 5 million people living with dementia in the United States. It’s estimated that 16% of women and 10% of men living past the age of 55 will develop dementia. Today’s blog will focus...

A Keen Glimpse into Our Employees New Year Resolutions

By: Nelson W. Burns, CEO, Coleman Professional Services Would it surprise you to learn that 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet nearly 80% stop following them by the end of February? Today’s blog will focus on key ways you to keep your resolutions, four...

Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion Supports Jobs

By: Nelson W. Burns, CEO, Coleman Professoinal Services Ohio has received federal funding since 2014 that has provided Ohioans with health insurance that previously eluded them. This initiative has helped put roughly 54,000 to work in full- or part-time capacities....

The Season of Thanks and Giving: Useful Tips to do Both

By: Nelson W. Burns, CEO, Coleman Professional Services On Thursday, we usher in Thanksgiving. The one day a year we pay tribute to the people that are most important to us. Amidst the food, fanfare and football, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could take this day and...

Elder Abuse: How to Spot, Stop, and Prevent it

By: Nelson W. Burns, CEO, Coleman Professional Services According to the National Council on Aging, 10% of Americans 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. Yet, per the Senate Special Committee on Aging, for every case of elder abuse reported, five go...

The 40-Year History of Coleman Professional Services

By Nelson W. Burns CEO, Coleman Professional Services On January 13, 1978, The Kevin Coleman Mental Health Center was formed in honor of Father Coleman who had died unexpectedly five years earlier and who had been an important advocate of community behavioral...

Accepting People of Disability in Your Neighborhood

By Nelson W. Burns CEO, Coleman Professional Services In the United States, people with disabilities have the right to live in any neighborhood they choose, as outlined in the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) which is 27 years old this year. This act was passed in...

Ohio’s Opioid Crisis: What Can Be Done About It

By Nelson W. Burns CEO, Coleman Professional Services Ohio is in the throes of an opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating. In 2005, 500 Ohioans died from opioid overdoses. Two years ago, 2,700 opioid overdoses occurred. That is a 440% increase in 10 years! ...