Sweetbrier Behavioral Health

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Sweetbrier Behavioral Health is proud to support the AFSP in their efforts to raise awareness and funds to help support ...

Sweetbrier Behavioral Health is proud to support the AFSP in their efforts to raise awareness and funds to help support those impacted by su***de and to continue the fight to end su***de! At Sweetbrier BH, we stand with those who have been impacted, as we have also experienced the tragedy of losing a loved one by su***de. We want to help spread the word that you are not alone and have a place where you can be seen and heard.

We will be walking to honor the ones we have lost, the memories of the ones others have lost, and for any one who had to suffer alone. Join us and many more in the FM community as we walk on 9/17/2023 in Fargo.

If you cannot join the walk, please consider a small donation by following the link below. If donating is not possible, sharing this post will help us spread the word!

Thank you,

The Sweetbrier Behavioral Health family

Please support the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by su***de. Donate or register to walk!


Another great resource created by Faye!


Dr. Donald Baucom, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina, studied marital expectations for a decade. He found that people get what they expect. People with low expectations tend to be in relationships where they are treated poorly, and people with higher expectations tend to be in relationships where they are treated well.

Learn more about The Truth About Expectations in Relationships from Dr. John Gottman here: https://bit.ly/46Ij9gw


Babies can’t regulate their own emotions, and the changes in heart rate, hormone levels and nervous system activity that come with experiencing various emotions.⁠

This is why co-regulation and attunement is so important. Most people misunderstand what this means. When babies and caregivers are connected and “in sync” on an emotional level, they are also connected physically. “My calm nervous system rubs off on my child and my child feels calm too.” Think of it this way. Baby’s body is calm and then so is the emotional state. 😌⁠

When something bothers the baby (wet diaper, gas, feeling scared, wanting closeness with us, etc.) and we are nurturing in return and help them, they associate intense emotions/sensations with safety. This is the foundation of self regulation. This is how babies learn they can self-soothe. 💚 ⁠

In healing,⁠

Anna 🌱

Spend your Sunday soothing your soul ❤️

Spend your Sunday soothing your soul ❤️

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul."
- Alfred Austin


Here’s the most common mistake in compromising. Compromising is not the same as one person giving in, dismissing their most important needs and then feeling resentful.⁠

It’s important that both partners give something up and gain something. You should want to give up lots of things to meet your partner.⁠

What is the most important need you can’t give up? 🤔⁠

In healing,⁠

Anna 💚

Feeling taken for granted or disregarded builds contempt. Contempt is a pill that is hard to  unswallow.

Feeling taken for granted or disregarded builds contempt. Contempt is a pill that is hard to unswallow.

Psychologists and relationship experts Drs. John and Julie Gottman have studied more than 40,000 couples to identify the secrets to long-lasting marriages. Here's the No. 1 mistake that happy couples in successful relationships never make.


A healthy relationship needs two people to make it work, not one. 

A healthy relationship needs two people who are their own distinct individuals to create a cohesive unit.

In a healthy relationship each partner takes care of themselves, can rely on their partner when needed and they both take care of the relationship.

There’s quality time together and quality time apart. 

In a healthy relationship both partner’s needs are seen and valued. 💚

In healing,

Anna 🌱

Boundaries are so important to our mental health and our relationships.

Boundaries are so important to our mental health and our relationships.

When we make a request, we ask someone else to do, or not to do, something in order to meet our needs. When we set a boundary, we are making clear what our actions will be. An ultimatum is specifically designed to control somebody else.

On the Gottman Relationship Blog, Hailey Paige Magee breaks down the differences between requests, boundaries, and ultimatums. http://bit.ly/3l5HVnR



Self-love is something we could all use a little practice on. This month Sweetbrier Behavioral Health and I hope you’ll let us know what you’re doing to practice self-love. Leave us a note on a heart and we’ll share your great ideas in the lobby!


It’s true.


At the root of a lot of relationship conflict may be the following:

• I need to know that you’re there for me
• I need you to take interest in me
• I need your support
• I need to know that I matter to you
• I need to know that you care
• I need to be treated with respect
• I need to feel desired by you
• I need to feel heard
• I need to feel safe with you

Disclaimer: This post is not referring to situations of abuse.

I absolutely LOVE this woman.

I absolutely LOVE this woman.

Megan Thee Stallion cares about your mental health.

An AMAZING clinician in Grand Forks!!!

An AMAZING clinician in Grand Forks!!!

Our team is expanding at Woodnote Therapy, PLLC and we want to give a very warm welcome to our newest clinician Roni Vandal, LPCC. She will be joining us full-time next week and has immediate openings for ages 7 and up!

Roni is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Master of Arts (MA) graduate from the University of North Dakota. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt, ND. She has been in the field since 2018 and has worked with diverse populations experiencing various mental health challenges. Roni’s clinical approach focuses on trauma, family systems, feministic, multicultural, and interpersonal forms of therapy. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She works with individuals (age 7 & up) and is experienced in play therapy. Roni values and emphasizes inclusivity and is LGBTQIA+ affirming in her practice. Roni enjoys gaming, baking, Marvel, laughter, quilting, arts/crafts, and traveling.

An amazing group of women!!!

An amazing group of women!!!

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Fundraiser alert✨⭐️🌟

When we say as strong as the woman next to me, we want to make sure that includes people seeking abortion support. We are excited to collaborate with on this T-shirt fundraiser. All proceeds from the sales of these T-shirts will go to . They are a Minnesota based full spectrum reproductive justice non-profit. We were inspired by their focus on groups typically underserved or just plain ignored by the healthcare system.

These super soft one of a kind T-shirts are made specifically for you! PREORDERS will be open until October 1st 2022. Orders will be ready by mid-October.


Learn how to practice self compassion, common myths and misconceptions behind it, and its ultimate benefits.


Showing appreciation sometimes takes a radical shift in mindset. It can look like acts of kindness such as cooking a meal or writing a romantic note. It means saying “thank you” out loud instead of just thinking it.

These habits may not come naturally to everyone, especially if you were raised in a family where people criticized one another. But the benefits to your relationship are well worth the effort.

What makes you feel appreciated? 🥰


📱Nearly 75% of su***de attempts happen within one hour of contemplating it. Help is now available just by dialing 988 - act fast and share this number with your loved ones.
Take the mental health survey today 👇
Parent/Guardian survey: http://ow.ly/cAX150K8KVt
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Fargo, ND

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm




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