Local psychologist gives tip for people afraid of needles

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE   BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Some people have reservations about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. But for some, it is more than a reservation, it is a phobia. Trypanophobia is an extreme fear of needles, and it is the reason some people will not get the covid-19 vaccine. Local psychologist Dr. Kristi […]

Beckley Grows builds garden to transform community

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE   BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A group in Beckley is on a mission to make positive changes in the city of Beckley, and they are starting at the roots. Beckley Grows is a new organization in the community. They recently partnered with Vicki Web of the Transformation Center, Dumas Psychology Collective, […]

Mental health and virtual learning: Steps parents can take to keep students safe

BECKLEY WV (WVVA) – With many schools in the region doing virtual or remote learning, it is especially important for parents to monitor their children’s mental health. Students being isolated from their classroom, routine, activities and friends could have a serious toll on their mental health. Dr. Kristi Dumas, a local mental health therapist, said […]

The Brain Training Center kicks off phase 2 of Just Breathe WV initiative

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Monday kicks off week two of the The Brain Training Center’s Just Breathe WV initiative. During phase two of the initiative, everyone is encouraged to use meditation and yoga to help cope with anxiety and stress amid the pandemic. The Brain Training Center will be providing tips, tools, apps and zoom […]

The Brain Training Center launches Just Breathe WV initiative

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – As people everywhere are dealing with stress and anxiety from the coronavirus crisis, mental health is an important aspect of the Brain Training Center’s Just Breathe WV initiative. The JustBreatheWV initiative is a four-week campaign led by Brain Traning Center and Dumas Psychology Collective in Beckley, West Virginia. The intention is […]