Behavioral Health

December 11, 2020

How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

While the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall and winter mean relief from summer heat and sun, they can, for some people, bring changes in mood. These changes may take the form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs during particular seasons, then improves as the next season begins. In […]

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July 10, 2020

Mission Hospital McDowell Community Tele-forum: June 24, 2020 (Audio)

Mission Hospital McDowell CEO Carol Wolfenbarger and Behavioral Health Specialist Tiffany Bush provided an update on the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations for careful return to normal operations and an overview of the new Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, as well as highlights from the 2019 Impact Report and vision for the year ahead.   Click below to […]

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June 26, 2020

Do You Know the Signs Someone May Need Help with Mental Health?

By Cheri Hinshelwood 5 Ways to Show Support in Stressful Times 1. Communicate. Stop by, call or stay in touch. 2. Connect. Share time or an activity. 3. Don’t try to fix it. The best thing you can do is listen. 4. Encourage physical activity. 5. Ask how you can help. And then follow up. […]

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June 15, 2020

Empowering Healing for Behavioral Health Patients: The Group Approach

By Robert A. Poarch Treating people with behavioral health issues is one of the most sensitive areas of healthcare. It doesn’t help that there are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions. That’s probably why the thought of a behavioral health group therapy program might seem awkward. The actual results from group therapy, however, are quite […]

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March 31, 2020

Coping with Social Distancing and a Change in Routine

By Micah Krempasky, MD I pride myself on routine. I wake in the wee hours of the mornings. My coffee is set to brew precisely two minutes before my alarm chimes. While I sip my hot brew, I turn on a single lamp, sit in the corner spot on the couch and read my morning […]

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