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Reimagine Rural Health For Missouri’s Youth

Read original article HERE. Adolescent Suicide in Missouri Suicide among children and adolescents is an escalating public health crisis. In 2016, MHA researchers found hospital utilization for suicide ideation among children and adolescents in Missouri had grown nearly 900 percent during the previous decade. The suicide mortality rate also is growing more rapidly for children in Missouri compared to the rest of the country, and research shows that the problem is most severe in rural areas. A new analysis from MHA suggests childhood suicidality may be linked to insurance coverage. The 2017 statewide Medicaid managed care expansion created an opportunity to study the differences in care delivery between the traditional Medicaid fee-for-service program and Medicaid managed care. The study reviewed care provided to 2,152 children ages 5 to 19 who experienced an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization within the two Medicaid coverage models. It found significantly increased rates of suicidality for children impacted by the expansion, which occurred predominantly in Missouri’s rural counties....Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Announces January 2019 Employee of the Month

CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce Bob B. as the winner of the January 2019 On-Pointe Employee of the Month Award.  Bob was nominated by his peers who made some of the following comments about Bob: “Bob is very dedicated to our Changing Pointe Program. He engages patients where they are and works diligently to ensure that their treatment is comprehensive and specific to their individual needs.  Bob is always a patient advocate and never hesitates to do what needs to be done to ensure quality patient care and customer service.  Bob is an asset to The Changing Pointe Program.” “Bob has become an integral part of the Changing Pointe Program.  He is always helpful, conscientious and supportive to patients and his co-workers.  Bob has been with us for over 15 years and he is an exemplary employee.” “Bob is dedicated to providing the highest patient care.  He is kind, gentle, empathetic, caring, non-judgmental and a source of great hope...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Featured in Architectural Newsletter

Read original article HERE. Centered on Patient Care CenterPointe Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, the first stand-alone behavioral facility in the area, is addressing a significant need for behavioral health services in the surrounding community. The 56,000 square-foot, 72-bed hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient services. Designed as a prototype, this $18.7 million building can be adapted for a variety of sites, with the lobby and dining space anchoring the design. Providing both a buffer between the hospital and the surrounding neighborhood and a comforting, natural setting is a 1.3 acre tree preservation area. Natural light infuses the space, with high ceilings and large windows in public spaces, and clerestory glazing in more sensitive areas. Horizontal banding in the dining area emphasizes the connection with the exterior by directing sight lines through the use of reveals. The dining area serves not only patient functions but can be used as meeting space for staff and public events.

CLOSED-CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture: Suicide Risk Assessment by Dr. Bart Andrews, March 22, 2019

CLOSED You are cordially invited to attend a CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture TOPIC: Suicide Risk Assessment PRESENTER: Bart Andrews, PhD Vice President of Telehealth & Home/Community Services Behavioral Health Response DATE: Friday, March 22, 2019 TIME: Lecture is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (two hours) Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym (tallest bldg. toward back/right side of campus) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304 DESCRIPTION OF LECTURE: This training reviews the current scope of suicide rate at the national level and prepares providers to address suicide risk. The training reviews basic screening and intervention skills, helps clinicians develop a framework for triage and provides resources for immediate and long term care needs. CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2.0 CEs for Suicide Prevention Training for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Addiction Counselors. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of the training to submit to their respective licensing boards. There is NO COST to...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Lecture on Innovative Strategies in Psychotherapy

CENTERPOINTE HOSPITAL HOSTED Behavioral Health Lecture February 22, 2019 Innovative Strategies in Psychotherapy by Howard Rosenthal, Ed.D During an extremely lively presentation where he talked about “fragranced lip gloss, colas and cars,” Dr. Howard Rosenthal encouraged an audience of nearly 300 social workers, counselors and other healthcare professionals to never be afraid to think outside the box – to develop their own unique techniques when working with patients for whom the traditional methods do not work.

St. Charles County Ranks as One of Missouri’s Healthiest Counties!

St. Charles County continuously ranks as one of Missouri’s healthiest counties and strives to be among the healthiest communities in the United States. The Department of Public Health is leading a county-wide effort called MAPP (Mobilizing to Action through Planning and Partnerships) to identify public health issues within the community and develop strategies to address those concerns. Take 5 minutes to help the St. Charles MAPP coalition identify health needs for this community and provide the best resources to you, your family and others by completing their survey at:

Women and Mental Health

Read the original article HERE. Overview Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of depression that are unique to women. Some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression. When it comes to other mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, research has not found differences in rates that men and women experiences these illnesses. But, women may experience these illnesses differently – certain symptoms may be more common in women than in men, and the course of the illness can be affected by the sex of the individual. Researchers are only now beginning to tease apart the various biological and psychosocial factors that may impact the mental health of both women and men. Warning Signs Women and men can develop most of the same mental disorders...Read More >

Diet and Mental Health

Read the original article HERE. There is research to suggest that what we eat may affect not just our physical health, but also our mental health and wellbeing. Eating well (i.e. a well-balanced diet rich in vegetables and nutrients) may be associated with feelings of wellbeing. One 2014 study found high levels of wellbeing were reported by individuals who ate more fruit and vegetables1.  A recent study found that a Mediterranean-style diet (a diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil.) supplemented with fish oil led to a reduction in depression among participants, which was sustained six months after the intervention.2  The importance of good nutritional intake at an early age is explored in multiple studies, including a systematic review in 2014, which found that a poor diet (with high levels of saturated fat, refined carbohydrates and processed food products) is linked to poorer mental health in children and adolescents3. However, there are a range of inequalities that can contribute to the development of mental health problems,...Read More >

CenterPointe Announces December 2018 Employee of the Month!

CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce Jacob K. as the winner of the December 2018 On-Pointe Employee of the Month Award. Jacob was nominated by his peers who made some of the following comments about Jacob: “Jacob is always smiling and pleasant! He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all aspects of CenterPointe Hospital. When a request is put in for supplies he is on it with speed! We have called him “Jimmy John’s – Freaky Fast!” “Jacob has been very instrumental in facilitating a number of cost containment initiatives for the Hospital. He is always willing to lend a hand to assist with projects that need extra assistance.” “During one of the recent winter snow storms, Jacob went the extra mile to make extra sure the staff and patients had everything they needed to be comfortable and resume their regular activities.” Congratulations to Jacob for a job well done! From the Staff and Administration of CenterPointe Hospital!

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