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Spirit | The latest news and updates on positive mental health. Touch Lives + Healing Hearts - October 2011 - Krist Samaritan Center www.samaritanhouston.org
Dedicated to Quality Care
In today's fast-paced world, it's often difficult to balance career demands, personal relationships and family situations. At Krist Samaritan Center, we make it our priority to help individuals and families cope with their problems, grow toward emotional maturity and strengthen their personal relationships.

Ironic Tears of Joy
The community has always played a vital role at Krist Samaritan Center and thanks to your generous support, our staff can continue to provide mental health services to those who would otherwise go without. In this month's issue of SPIRIT, we asked Dr. William July, director of MindWorks Testing, to share a story that
illustrates Krist Samaritan Center's mission of touching lives and healing hearts.

One of the most touching things I've experienced doing psychological testing is what I call 'ironic tears of joy'. This has happened in consultation sessions in which I'm reporting test results. So many people have cried or become emotional because they are relieved and hopeful after finally having a diagnosis that explains a disorder that has destroyed their relationships, stolen self-esteem, or caused them to lose countless opportunities. Perhaps it strikes some people as ironic that a person would be happy to receive the diagnosis of a mental disorder; but with the diagnosis and recommendations, for the first time they feel a renewed sense of hope. It's a blessing to be a part of that.
What Our Clients are Saying About Krist Samaritan Center -Our counselor has helped me change my life to one that is healthy and happy. -The counselors really helped me strengthen my relationship with God and my family. -We appreciated how our counselor was open minded and listened to our thoughts. -My son's therapist has been an amazing source of strength and understanding for him.    Celebrate the Samaritan Spirit Tickets Almost Sold Out!  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 River Oaks Country Club  Join us at the River Oaks Country Club for A Samaritan Celebration, an annual gala which presents The Samaritan Spirit Award to local individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the community.  Become a Sponsor  2011 Honorees Ron Hall and Denver Moore - Authors of 'Same Kind of Different As Me' Southwest Airlines - Corporate Champion Margaret Alkek Williams - Philanthropist  CHAIRPERSONS Carole & Ronald Krist
Live Auction Highlights
During the gala, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a number of live auction items, including an autographed guitar from Grammy-award-winner Taylor Swift and 4 tickets to her upcoming show, a stunning jewelry piece from Valobra Jewelry and Antiques, a tantalizing 12-course progressive dinner at 2727 Kirby and a three-night La Petite package from Cal-a-Vie, an exclusive destination spa resort located among 200-acres of lush, green hills in sunny San Diego.

Not Shown: Taylor Swift autographed guitar, and a fabulous jewelry piece from Valobra Jewelry and Antiques.

Colorado Adventure - Win a Trip to Beautiful Vail, Colorado
Picture yourself and family relaxing at a luxurious, 4 bedroom private home in Vail Valley. For 5 days and 4 nights, cuddle up by the fire or ski for hours atop beautiful, snow-capped mountains. Includes roundtrip airfare for 2 and use of a private car. Available for ski or summer seasons.

Drawing to be held November 1, 2011, at Krist Samaritan Center's A Samaritan Celebration. Need not be present to win.

PURCHASE TICKETS - Raffle tickets can be purchased for $100 each. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

All proceeds from A Samaritan Celebration will supplement Krist Samaritan Center's Counseling Assistance Fund. Purchase Online
Touching Lives + Healing Hearts
Our talented and caring clinicians seek to renew the spirit of each person they come into contact with. For more information about services offered at Krist Samaritan Center, call the Center's main office in
Clear Lake at 281.480.7554 or visit any one of our 22 locations throughout the greater Houston area.

Faith Lutheran Church
4600 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, Texas 77401

John Wesley United Methodist Church
5830 Bermuda Dunes Dr.
Houston, Texas 77069

Cypress United Methodist Church
13403 Cypress North Houston Rd.
Cypress, Texas 77429

17555 El Camino Real
Houston, Texas 77058

Deer Park United Methodist Church
1300 E. 13th St.
Deer Park, Texas 77536

First United Methodist Church
1320 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77002

St. John's United Methodist Church
2019 Crawford St.
Houston, Texas 77002

Trinity Lutheran Church
800 Houston Ave.
Houston, Texas 77007

William Temple Episcopal Center
427 Market St.
Galveston, Texas 77550

St. Luke's Center for Counseling & Life Enrichment
2719 Joanel St.
Houston, Texas 77027

Zion Lutheran Church
3606 Beauchamp St.
Houston, Texas 77009

Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church
3700 South Mason Rd.
Katy, Texas 77450

Kingwood United Methodist Church
1799 Woodland Hills Dr., F-15
Kingwood, Texas 77339

The Connection Center –
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
13150 Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas 77079

Covenant Glen United Methodist Church
401 Present St.
Missouri City, Texas 77489

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
5501 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77004

Spring Woods United Methodist Church
1711 F.M. 1960 West
Houston, Texas 77090

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church
2504 Almeda-Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77047

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church
18511 Klein Church Rd.
Spring, Texas 77379

Christ United Methodist Church
3300 Austin Pkwy.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

First United Methodist Church
3663 Westcenter Dr.
Houston, Texas 77042
At Krist Samaritan Center, Our Services Include: Counseling - Psychological testing - Psychiatric consultation - Training for mental health professionals - Congregational Care programs  
    For more information, call our main office at 281.480.7554 or visit our website. 17555 El Camino Real | Houston, Texas 77058 | 281.480.7554 | www.samaritanhouston.org
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