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CenterPointe Hospital Participates in St. Louis NAMI Walk 2017

St. Charles, MO: On Saturday, May 6th, Team CenterPointe Hospital, comprised of 30 walkers, participated in the St. Louis National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk 2017. With the theme, “The words mental illness do not define YOU”, the CenterPointe team promoted a positive of message that, with proper treatment and support, individuals can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and contribute meaningfully to the world. The NAMI Walk was held at the beautiful Chesterfield Central Park and amphitheater where over 700 participants walked to celebrate recovery, combat stigma, and raise funds to support local organizations. NAMI provides peer-led support groups, family support groups, educational classes and information on mental health at no cost to individuals and family members affected by a mental health condition. 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 Greater St. Louis...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital’s Spring Conference 2017 Addiction and Treatment Modalities

Prompted by the alarming increase in opioid overdoses and the legalization/medicalization of marijuana across the U.S., CenterPointe Hospital held its Spring Conference 2017 on Addiction and Treatment Modalities on May 4th at the scenic Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. The esteemed presenters were Azfar Malik MD, Chief Medical Officer of CenterPointe Hospital; Raafia Malik, MD, Medical Director of The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center at CenterPointe; and Donald Bohnenkamp, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University. The conference was well-received by an audience of 250 participants, rep-resenting a wide range of healthcare professionals, community leaders and educators. The conference provided an overview of addiction treatment and interventions, discussed underlying psychological condi-tions including depression, anxiety, trauma and bipolar disorder, provided an overview of cannabis, as well as a discussion on its effects on major psychiatric illness. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, sen-ior adults...Read More >

SAMHSA National Prevention Week, Day 1: Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use

DID YOU KNOW… If a person has never smoked by age 18, the odds are three-to-one they never will. By age 24, the odds are twenty-to-one. Go to to  find out what the St. Charles area is doing to prevent youth tobacco use.

CenterPointe Hospital supports SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2017 from May 14–20.

This annual health observance is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance use prevention and positive mental health. #NPW2017   CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway • St. Charles, MO 63304 800-345-5407 Toll Free

May is Mental Health Month

Depression Can Be Treated While mental health conditions such as depression are common, they are treatable and individuals can go on to recover and lead full and productive lives. Symptoms of Clinical Depression Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood Sleeping too much or too little, middle of the night or early morning waking Reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain Restlessness, irritability Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as chronic pain or digestive disorders Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions Fatigue or loss of energy Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless Thoughts of suicide or death If you have five or more of these symptoms for two weeks, you could have clinical depression and should see your doctor or qualified mental health professional for help. Causes of Clinical Depression  Biological – Too little or too much of certain brain chemicals called “neurotransmitters. Cognitive – Negative thinking patterns and low self-esteem Gender – Women...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Participates in National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

St. Charles, MO: Chris Lewis, Community Liaison at CenterPointe Hospital, attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, April 17 to 20, along with 2,300 industry leaders and government officials. Among the government officials in attendance were Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy, two men on opposite sides of the political spectrum who have come together in a bipartisan commitment to eliminate opioid addiction and suffering through Advocates for Opioid Recovery. Gingrich and Kennedy stated “the current leadership is taking a serious look at the epidemic” and that “leaders tasked to this group can and will get things done to help those still suffering.” The overall tone of the conference gave an uplifting message about the promise of recovery and a dedication to advancing a science-based, evidence-based treatment system that can reduce death and suffering from opioid addiction, and produce more long-term opioid addiction survivors who are positively engaged in their families and communities. About The Changing Pointe...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Spring Conference 2017 on Addictions & Treatment Modalities – May 4, 2017

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CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Lecture on Hoarding

WELDON SPRING, MO: On Friday, March 24, 2017 Debbie Kricenski from the St. Louis County Problem Properties Unit, Department of Public Works, spoke to an audience of 200 at CenterPointe Hospital on the topic, “Addressing Hoarding Issues.” Hoarding Disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by a difficulty getting rid of possessions that are no longer useful, and efforts to get rid of the items and not acquire new items causes distress. Ms. Kricenski’s presentation addressed some of the underlying psychological issues in hoarding behavior such as obses-sive depression disorder, depression, grief, loss and trauma, as well as and emphasized the need for a sensitive, empa-thetic approach when working with individuals with hoarding tendencies. Ms. Kricencki works closely with many other agencies including police, emergency medical services, fire department, mental health facilities, Divisions on Aging, Department of Family Services, as well as with case workers, family mem-bers, friends and neighbors. About CenterPointe Hospital: CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric...Read More >

Signature Psychiatric Hospital Expands Services on Campus of Liberty Hospital

March 13, 2017:  Signature Psychiatric Hospital is pleased to announce an expansion of its inpatient services on the campus of Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri.  The Project will be a 36-bed facility servicing adults aged 18 and older with mental health needs.  The expansion adds 36 beds to Signature Psychiatric Hospital’s existing program in North Kansas City.  The project is scheduled to begin admitting patients in December of this year.   For more information contact: Sheila Hunt, Regional Director of Business Development CenterPointe Behavioral Health System 636-345-6150

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