CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce that Amanda S. has been named the July 2019 Employee of the Month!!! Nominations included the following descriptions of Amanda’s exceptional job performance: “Amanda makes sure the newly hired individuals feel welcomed and she assures them that they can do the job effectively.“ “Amanda doubles as a staffing coordinator when the need arises, and she does a very competent job in that role. Staffing is quite a challenge for a hospital of our size and Amanda anticipates the needs of the facility, and responds quickly to any request she receives.” “Amanda is well liked by her patients, conducts inspiration group sessions on the detox unit and is well respected by her co-workers. She has been a loyal CPH employee for many years, through many changes, she retains her positive attitude and she is always a joy to work with.” Please join the staff and administration of CenterPointe Hospital in congratulating Amanda for this wonderful recognition!...Read More >
Ty Bechel, CEO of Amare, provided a community of support for recovery at Rockin’ for Recovery – complete with vendors, music, food, speakers and community members – all focused on providing compassionate recovery and support for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
To magnify Community Strong as St. Charles County’s new health and wellness initiative, Community Strong hosted a Day of Play at O’Day Park in O’Fallon on September 7th, providing opportunities to play for all ages , birth to 99, to inspire a culture of health and well-being in St. Charles County. Day of Play featured family friendly games, live music for dancing, wellness education, and healthy food trucks to celebrate how we can all move one step closer to a healthier life through a playful mindset.
Over 30 local providers particpated in Fort Zumwalt North High School’s Community Resource Fair organized by Kylie Smith, Crisis Counselor. The resource fair provided a wide range of information to parents about local resources including legal, health, mental health, housing, disabilities and other information.
See original article HERE. Video Transcript Latinos are no different when it comes to prevalence of mental health conditions when compared to the rest of the population. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different. This page focuses on the common challenges many Latinos face in seeking mental health care so that you know how to find help. Why does mental health matter? Without mental health we can’t be healthy. Any part of the body—including the brain—can get sick. We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time that are caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions to specific situations. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood. These changes can alter your life because they make it hard to relate to others and function like you used to. Without proper treatment, mental...Read More >
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Read original article HERE. The flu can be pretty depressing. call my mom once or twice a week to check in. When I called yesterday, she took a second or two longer than usual to respond. When she did finally say something, she sounded pretty awful. “Welcome,” she whispered. (Raspy breath.) “To the house…” (cough, wheeze.) “Of pesti(cough)lence.” It seemed like it was hard for her to get this little six-word sentence out of her mouth. Then she took another shallow breath. (wheeze, cough) “I’ve got the flu.” She’d received the vaccination a few months ago, but like lots of Americans this year, she got the bug anyway. She explained to me that she had started taking anti-influenza medications, and she was already feeling better than she did the day before. Still, influenza in an older person—and she’d kill me if she knew I was calling her old—is a big deal. This got me thinking about the effects of this year’s historic flu season...Read More >
Keitt Stathem’s RockSTAR Suicide Prevention Program promotes Staying positive, Talking to someone, Asking for help and Recognizing the warning signs of suicide (S.T.A.R.) as important techniques for preventing suicide.
Read original story HERE. Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors according to a new study from the University of Bristol. Researchers wanted to find out what factors influenced depression in young adults between the ages of 10 and 24 and why some people responded differently to risk factors such as bullying, maternal postnatal depression, early childhood anxiety and domestic violence. Using detailed mood and feelings questionnaires and genetic information from 3,325 teenagers who are part of Bristol’s Children of the 90s study, alongside evidence of these risk factors at nine points in time they found that childhood bullying was strongly associated with trajectories of depression that rise at an early age. Children who continued to show high depression into adulthood were also more likely to have genetic liability for depression and a mother with postnatal depression. However, Children who were...Read More >
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Pet therapy by Dual Touch brings comfort, joy and smiles to all and helps speed recovery. Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and mental issues. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. This can help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state. Other goals of pet therapy can include: making you happier, lessening depression, and improving your outlook on life decreasing loneliness and isolation by giving you a companion reducing boredom reducing anxiety because of its calming effects helping children learn empathic and nurturing skills increasing self-esteem increasing verbal communication developing social skills increasing willingness to join in activities improving interactions with others motivating willingness to exercise