Stress Awareness Month
With lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising prices and daily triggers, stress continues to increase nationwide. If unmanaged, it can lead to acute and long-term mental health impacts like anxiety and depression.
Inpatient to Intensive Outpatient Care
After receiving inpatient treatment, many patients choose to step down and transition to outpatient care. Patients have likely made significant progress but need continued support before returning to their normal routines. This infographic highlights how both treatment options meet patient needs.
Women’s History Month: Putting your mental health first
March is Women’s History Month – a time to honor women of the past and celebrate the contributions women make each day.
We make it a priority to celebrate others but how often do we recognize our individual achievements or even check on our well-being? With the stressors and responsibilities of daily life or busy times like Mardi Gras season, women often lack energy to invest in their own mental wellness. In fact, many women feel guilty or selfish for prioritizing themselves.
Listen to Your Head and Your Heart: Heart Disease and Mental Health in Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the physical symptoms are usually the first thing people think of, emotional factors associated with the disease can also be harmful. The mind and heart may be more closely related than you think – especially for women. February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to explore the connection between heart and mental health.
How to Start a Conversation About Mental Health
One in five U.S. adults is managing mental health challenges. Chances are you have a friend or family member who could use some support. But how do you initiate a conversation about mental health?
Inpatient 101 – What to Expect During Your Stay
Not all mental health treatment occurs in a hospital or a therapist’s office. Nor are these options always the best. For some patients, an inpatient treatment program offers more care than is necessary. For others, an hour a week with a counselor or therapist is not enough time to address issues and begin a path to wellness.
Small Steps to Make a Big Impact on Your Mental Health in 2023
A new year offers a fresh start and opportunity to develop positive life strategies. But even with the best of intentions, almost all New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. It can be difficult to find the motivation to maintain these personal commitments, especially for those already managing mental health challenges.
Coping with Loss During the Holidays
For many, the holiday season is a joyful time spent with loved ones. For people experiencing loss, it can be a painful reminder of those no longer here. After nearly three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are still reeling from losses and emotional turmoil caused by the devastating effects of the virus. Navigating grief and trauma during this season of gatherings and celebration can be challenging.
Veterans and Mental Health: Addressing barriers to treatment
After returning from service, veterans often have to readjust to regular life but traumatic experiences in the military can lead to serious mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and substance use disorder. Despite emotional turmoil and stress, many veterans don’t seek treatment. In fact, less than 50% of returning veterans in need of mental health treatment receive help.