Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on NBC News NOW: Examining Mental Health in Beauty Pageant Industry After Cheslie Kryst’s Death

February 11, 2022

February 11, 2022 | In the wake of Miss USA Cheslie Kryst’s death by suicide, members of the beauty pageant community are trying to shine a spotlight on mental health…

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Council for Relationships Receives Bader Philanthropies Grant

February 3, 2022

Council for Relationships (CFR) received a two-year grant from Bader Philanthropies in the amount of $72,000 to provide services to veterans, families, and Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs). Since the outset…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on NBC News NOW: How The Covid Pandemic Has Affected National Suicide Rates and Mental Health

February 3, 2022

February 3, 2022 | The mother of former Miss U.S.A. winner Chelsie Kryst is speaking out after her daughter’s death was confirmed as a suicide, saying she was “dealing with…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on FOX 29: Death of Cheslie Kryst Emphasizes Importance of Addressing Mental Health Struggles

February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022 | Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program “Extra,” has died at age 30. Police said…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on 6abc: Cheslie Kryst’s Death Sparks Conversation About Mental Health: ‘Check on Your Strong Friend’

February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022 | PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — On Monday, people were remembering a former Miss USA and spotlighting the importance of mental health. Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on CBS Philly: Third Monday of January Known as Blue Monday, Saddest Day of Year

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The third Monday in January is known as Blue Monday, supposedly the saddest day of the year. It’s when those winter blues tend…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on FOX 29: Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

December 29, 2021

December 29, 2021 | Dr. George James joins Good Day Philadelphia to discuss how to keep your New Year’s resolution. Watch the full interview on FOX 29 George James, Jr., PsyD,…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on Boston 25 News: Family Therapist Talks About How to Keep Holiday Gatherings Free of Drama

December 21, 2021

Family therapist Dr. George James talks about how to keep holiday gatherings free of drama. Watch the full interview on Boston 25 News George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT is a Senior Staff…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on NBC News Now: How to Talk to Kids About Covid as Omicron Variant Spreads

December 20, 2021

December 20, 2021 | With schools closing again and indoor mask mandates being reinstated from coast to coast many parents are having the Covid-19 discussion with their children. Dr. George James,…

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Staff Therapist Allen-Michael Lewis featured in Philadelphia Magazine: How to Mentally, Emotionally and Financially Survive the Holidays, According to the Pros

December 6, 2021

December 6, 2021 | Local nutritionists, therapists, and financial advisors share how to best navigate your relationship with food and family, manage money, and cope with loss this time of…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on NBC News Now: Schools Use Covid Funding to Invest In Mental Health Programs

November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 | Licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. George James, joins News NOW to discuss a new push to bring more mental health resources to the classroom and…

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Staff Therapist Dr. Kenneth Covelman featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Home DNA Tests Can Lead to Shock and Trauma, But Mental Health Resources Are Scarce

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 | 1 in 5 Americans has spit in a tube and learned that their ancestors hailed from Greece or they have a cousin in Texas. But DNA tests…

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Staff Therapist Tracey Tanenbaum featured in Princeton University Migration Reporting: Supporting the Mental Health of Afghan Migrants Requires Cultural Humility, Deliberate Pacing, and Willingness to Listen

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 | The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center identifies three stages for the refugee experience: preflight, flight, and resettlement. Each stage can incur mental health conditions in refugee populations,…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on NBC News Now: How to Prioritize Mental Health at Work, on Social Media

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021 | Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. George James joins News NOW to explain how to prioritize mental health through work burnout and potentially harmful social media…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on CNBC: Don’t Let Fear and Anxiety Ruin Your Financial Life. These Strategies Can Help You Stay on Track.

September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 | Chassity Jackson is worried about her financial future. While the 42-year-old Air Force veteran is financially secure now, that wasn’t always the case. Two years ago, she…

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A Time of Transition at Council for Relationships

September 2, 2021

Along with the seasonal changes we will be experiencing as fall rolls in, CFR is also undergoing a time of transition. Deb D’Arcangelo is leaving her role as Chief Executive…

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on NBC News Now: Why Black Women Are Experiencing More Burnout During Pandemic and Racial Reckoning

August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021 | Following the decisions of high-profile athletes, like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, to step back from competition to prioritize their mental health, thousands of supporters took…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on CNBC: Money Disagreements Can Destroy Families. Here’s How to Prevent That from Happening.

August 25, 2021

August 25, 2021 | Arguments over money can ruin relationships. To be sure, families will not always agree on all financial matters. It is how you handle the situation that counts….

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Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. George James, featured on FOX 29: How to Deal with End of Summer Anxiety as Season Nears End

August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021 | Dr. George James joins Good Day Philadelphia in discussing how to cope with end of summer anxiety. Watch the full interview on FOX 29 George James, Jr.,…

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Dr. George James, Chief Innovation Officer, featured on FOX 29: 3 Things Parents and Teachers Should Be Doing to Prepare for The Upcoming School Year

August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021 | What should parents and teachers do if they feel overwhelmed? Therapist Dr. George James joins FOX 29 News at 5 to explain. Watch the full interview on…

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CFR Board Updates

August 19, 2021

Council for Relationships welcomes new board members, Krystal Dillard & Emmy Miller. Krystal Dillard is Co-Director of Natural Creativity Center, Germantown’s Self-Directed Education Center. Bio from Natural Creativity Center website:…

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