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Growing Up During A Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact On Youth Mental Health

By | 2021-02-15T16:18:13-05:00 February 15th, 2021|health, mental health|

Today’s youth is burdened with not only living during a global pandemic, but also growing up in it. The coronavirus doesn’t target children directly. However, many kids and young adults are experiencing the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 era.

The Pandemic’s Overall Impact

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists a number of challenges children and teens face during the pandemic. Changes in their routines, such as having to physically distance from others, can cause increased […]

Beyond The Pandemic: How Telehealth Helps Patients With Limited Mobility

By | 2021-01-15T17:20:49-05:00 January 15th, 2021|Behavioral Health Services|

Telehealth allows patients to have conversations with healthcare professionals remotely via telecommunication technologies like video chatting. Healthcare professionals, from physicians to psychologists, are able to deliver clinical or non-clinical health services without an in-person visit.

As an emerging platform that has become crucial during the pandemic, telehealth offers several benefits to patients. One group, people with limited mobility, will benefit from its use even when the world returns back to normal.

Getting Services: The Problems People With Limited […]

The Road Back: Nutrition and the Path to Recovery

By | 2020-12-31T17:33:02-05:00 December 31st, 2020|health, Substance Use|

It’s important to recognize the role that the body plays when recovering from substance abuse. The effects of any substance are filtered through and sometimes felt long after it has left our system. Thus, it’s not just our mental and emotional health that needs treatment — it’s our body as well.

How Nutrition Can Help the Body Heal

Substance abuse takes a physical toll on the human body. Withdrawal can be a harrowing experience for many people. Additionally, […]

Funding Aims To Mitigate The Pandemic’s Impact On Mental Health Services

By | 2020-12-23T15:47:57-05:00 December 23rd, 2020|Behavioral Health Services|

Healthcare systems around the country have been largely overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Although the national focus remains on keeping COVID-19 positivity and hospitalization rates down, experts are pointing to another area exacerbated by the pandemic — mental health.

5 Ways Pets Help A Child’s Mental Health

By | 2020-11-13T13:15:10-05:00 November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

If you already have a child and own a pet, I’m sure you’ve seen the positive effects that they have on your child’s development. But for the rest of you, you’re probably wondering: “How can a dog help my child’s mental health?” Well, any pet can positively impact anyone’s mental health, regardless of their age. This phenomenon is called The Pet Effect.

Does Owning a Pet Improve Mental Health?

By | 2020-11-06T12:45:33-05:00 November 6th, 2020|health|

At some point in our lives, most of us wanted a pet. Whether that pet was a dog, cat, horse, or even a hamster, we all wanted something to take care of. Something to bond with, to play with, to be our companion. However, did you ever think of the mental health benefits that pets have on humans? The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has done extensive research on this subject, which is called The Pet Effect.

Why Healthcare Professionals Should Go Paperless

By | 2020-11-04T12:23:56-05:00 November 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

There's a ton of paperwork in healthcare, and sorting documents and other paper-based records can easily reduce the quality time staff have with patients. With digital files, different departments and doctors can access patient files from anywhere and at any time, in turn cutting down on the time it takes to find needed documents. With healthcare facilities stretched as they are, especially now, immediate access to information will lead to many more patients getting treated.

Red Ribbon Week and Why It’s Important

By | 2020-10-30T13:12:42-04:00 October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Remember those days we would have guest speakers, such as police officers, come to our school and talk about drugs? That’s because it was Red Ribbon Week, a drug prevention awareness week whose primary focus is to educate children on the dangers of drugs. Red Ribbon Week is now a national campaign thanks to one man who wanted to make a difference.

7 Ways Exercise Supports Mental Health (Infographic)

By | 2020-10-29T15:39:27-04:00 October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

"It’s common knowledge that exercise is great for your physical health, helping you to live longer and have less health issues. But did you know that regular exercise can also have a hugely positive effect on your mental health? Often overlooked, these benefits can help to treat stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD. " Max, Join Your Gym

Childhood Stress: The Ultimate Guide for Parents

By | 2020-10-27T10:30:30-04:00 October 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

"Stress and anxiety are increasingly common in children and teens. Noticing your child’s behavior and encouraging them to express themselves will make it easier for you both to become aware of problems before they get too big." This is a quote from the article written by Neve Spicer, which is the perfect guide to noticing symptoms of childhood stress and how to cope with them.

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