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Dr. Raafea Malik Speaks on Effective Treatment for Addiction on Great Day in St. Louis

Dr. Raafea Malik with CenterPointe Hospital talks about their effective treatment for addictive disorders. KMOV.com

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture on Integrated Treatment Approaches for Dual Disorders and Relapse Prevention October 27, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a Behavioral Health Lecture Friday, October 27, 2017 Topic: Integrated Treatment Approaches for Dual Disorders and Relapse Prevention Presenters: Raafia Malik, MD, and Candi Finan, MA, LPC Time: Lecture 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: CenterPointe Hospital Gym (tallest bldg. toward back/right side of campus) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Substance addiction is often a chronic, relapsing illness which impacts every aspect of an individual’s mental and physical health and well-being. It’s not uncommon to find that people suffering with substance addictions also often have mental health problems. It is critical that an integrated approach utilizing both psychiatric and addiction treatment modalities be used to treat dual disorders. CEUs: 1.5 CEUs for Missouri Social Workers and Missouri Addiction Counselors. A Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours will be awarded for other disciplines to submit to their licensing boards....Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Behavioral Health Lecture on Boundaries & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings

Dr. Cara Wallace presented on the topic, “Boundaries and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Settings” at CenterPointe Hospital’s Behavioral Health Lecture series on September 22nd to an audience of nearly 200 healthcare professionals and community leaders. Dr. Wallace presented several models providing helpful guidelines in making ethical and boundary decisions. She engaged the audience is discussions about important boundary issues, including, when and how is it appropriate to accept gifts from patients, use spirituality in counseling and introduce health and safety interventions, to name a few. While there are not always easy or clear decisions in every situation, reviewing ethical guidelines and consulting with peers and supervisors are essential first steps in determining what actions are in the best interest of the client. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adolescents, adults, and senior adults primarily in Greater Metropolitan St. Louis and Mid-Missouri areas, as well as throughout the...Read More >

Congratulations to the 2017 ACT Missouri “Power of Prevention” Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations Art Contest Winners! ACT Missouri proudly honors our Grand Prize Winner, Rebecca S., a freshman at Calvary Lutheran High School in Jefferson City! The finalists were: 1st Grader Sarah S. from East Carter in Ellsinore 2nd Grader Joleea W. from Winnwood Elementary in North Kansas City 3rd Grader Jillian E. from Winnwood Elementary in North Kansas City 4th Grader Claira H. from New Madrid Elementary in New Madrid 5th Grader Mackenzie C. from Excelsior Springs 6th Grader Karla O. from East Carter in Ellsinore 7th Grader Hannah G. from East Carter in Ellsinore 8th Grader Logan T. from Lee’s Summit 10th Grader Mackenzie P. from Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City 11th Grader Becca M. from East Carter in Ellsinore 12th Grader Page H. from Richland High School in Richland   ACT Missouri encourages all participants to share their artwork on their school’s social media accounts, make posters for Red Ribbon Week, or exhibit at your community’s prevention...Read More >

Dr. Satish Kulkarni Gives TMS Interview on Great Day St. Louis

Dr. Satish Kulkarni with CenterPointe Hospital tells us how you can benefit from TMS Therapy if you’re suffering from depression. KMOV.com

NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy Extends Depression Research Leadership with New Data at U.S. Psych Congress

The NeuroStar Outcomes Registry surpasses 750 patient milestone and validates real-world outcomes for TMS therapy depression treatment MALVERN, Pa., September 15, 2017 – NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy, the established leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), will present clinical data and key findings from its outcomes registry and other data at the 2017 U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress) in New Orleans, September 16-19, 2017. Psych Congress, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is the nation’s leading independent mental health continuing education conference for advancing psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and wellness. NeuroStar’s depression outcomes registry, which launched in November 2016 to further investigate and better understand the use of the transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy in a clinical setting, has reached 781 patients across approximately 50 treatment facilities in the United States. The registry is projected to grow to 6,000 patients across 100 different treatment facilities by 2019 – making it one of the largest registries for depression treatment. “NeuroStar is the leader in clinical...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital at Psych Congress 2017

Psych Congress is the nation’s largest conference and exhibition designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of U. S. based healthcare professionals. Psych Congress serves as a unique forum to connect the entire mental health team—psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, primary care physicians and other mental health professionals—with the foremost experts in mental health to improve patient outcomes through education. CenterPointe Hospital is among the 2,000 participants, presenters and exhibitors to attend this conference being held at the New Orleans Convention Center September 16-19. Be sure to stop by the CenterPointe Hospital exhibit booth to learn more about our mental health and addiction treatment services for adolescents, adults and senior adults. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents in the metropolitan St. Louis area and throughout the country. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles (Weldon Spring)...Read More >

If you or someone you care about has difficulty with alcohol or drug misuse…CenterPointe Hospital Can HELP

If you or someone you care about has difficulty with alcohol or drug misuse… CenterPointe can help. Addiction Services Include: • Detoxification • 4-Week Residential Treatment (or as indicated) • Dual Diagnosis (Addiction & Mental Health Treatment) • Intensive Outpatient Program/Partial Hospitalization • Medication-Assisted Recovery • Family Services • Aftercare   For more information or to schedule an assessment call: 800-345-5407 Toll Free  •  636-477-2136 Admissions CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 Outpatient Locations in: St. Charles  •  St. Peters  •  West County  •  Columbia, MO

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Suicide: Know the Warning Signs

Be able to identify warning signs in an individual who may be hurting. Look for these warning signs: Verbal Direct statements such as, “I want to die,” or “I don’t want to live anymore.” Indirect statements such as, “I want to go to sleep and never wake up,” or “They’ll be sorry when I’m gone,” or “Soon this pain will be over.” Behavior Giving away possessions Composing a suicide note Discussion and/or making suicide plans Making funeral arrangements Previous suicide attempts or gestures Buying a gun, especially if the person never wanted guns in the home before Loss of interest in activities that previously brought pleasure, e.g., hobbies Scratching, marking body, or other self-destructive acts Death themes: spoken, written and in art Expression of hopelessness, helplessness and anger at self and the world Statement that family and friends would not miss them Recent loss through suicide Sudden positive behavior change following a period of depression Sudden decrease or increase in...Read More >

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