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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness requires all of us. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care. Strength Over Silence Watch the new three-part docuseries, Strength Over Silence: Stories of Courage, Culture and Community. NAMI explores unique perspectives on mental health from the African-American and Latino communities. Through candid and courageous stories of lived experience, these mental health champions share their journeys of resiliency and recovery. Help us spread the word...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Announces March 2019 Employee of the Month

CenterPointe Hospital is pleased to announce Tinamarie E. as the March 2019 Employee of the Month! Tinamarie received the following nominations: “Tinamarie is very involved with and dedicated to helping adolescents and she invests a lot of time working together with their families. I don’t think we tell her how much she is appreciated, although she truly is.” “Tinamarie has strong leadership skills and she is dedicated to providing excellent patient care to adolescents. Tina stays late when needed and has been a great mentor to newer therapists.” “Tinamarie is reliable, caring and thorough in all that she does for adolescents and their families. She is a team player and is always willing to help out, from giving clinical advice to assisting with case management. It is a pleasure to work with Tinamarie.” Congratulations, Tinamarie, on this well- deserved recognition! From the Staff and Administration of CenterPointe Hospital

Depression: Why Isn’t Anything Working?

TMS THERAPY: A New Hope for Patients Diagnosed with Depression Read original article HERE. For those who have unsuccessfully battled depression while being treated with prescribed medications, CenterPointe Hospital offers hope in a noninvasive, advanced technology that may provide relief for individuals whose depression has not yet been effectively treated. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. As an area leader in behavioral health treatments and services, CenterPointe Hospital provides TMS therapy to its continuum of treatment options for depression. The FDA-approved therapy is designed to help depressed individuals who have not achieved relief through pharmacotherapy return to their routine activities and feel like themselves again. In some cases, individuals achieve full remission from their symptoms. TMS therapy targets the area of the brain rendered underactive by depression. Highly focused magnetic pulses pass painlessly through the skull and into the brain, noninvasively stimulating the target area. The technology used in TMS...Read More >

What is TMS and how does it work

What is TMS? How does TMS work? For more information about TMS depression treatment click HERE.

VOYCE Changing Landscape in Long-term Care Conference June 13, 2019

The VOYCE Changing Landscape of Long-term Care Conference, held on June 13, 2019, explored trends and developments in long-term care.  This year’s conference once again brought together professional long-term caregivers from across the Greater St. Louis region to learn strategies and tools critical to enhancing quality of care for residents. Participants visited with sponsors and exhibitors offering a variety of long-term care services in the area.  For more information about VOYCE, go to:  voycestl.org/about

Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows

See original article by Jacqueline Howard for CNN HERE. Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years — so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. An increase was especially seen among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men, according to a research paper published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The finding hits close to home for the paper’s first author, Oren Miron, a research associate at Harvard Medical School. “In high school, a friend of mine was bullied, and he unfortunately took his life,” Miron said. “He had such a brilliant future ahead of him, if he just made it two more years through high school.” Now, “our new information shows that suicide [among] adolescents has reached its highest recorded level, and it shows that there’s especially an increase in recent years in adolescent males,” he said. “The data shows...Read More >

Health Care Risk Management Week June 17-21, 2019

View original article HERE. Join the American Society for Health Care Risk Management in Celebrating HRM Week, June 17-21, 2019. This week is time to show your appreciation for the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do to ensure that patients receive safe and trusted health care. This year’s theme is Leaders in Safe and Trusted Health Care. The theme celebrates the achievement of all health care risk management professionals; and highlights their leadership in advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty and maximizing value across the health care enterprise. Purchase HRM Week Gifts It’s not too early to begin your preparations for HRM Week 2019. These gifts are an easy way to you to show your appreciation to your team and raise awareness of the risk management profession. This collection of HRM Week products, including the exciting NEW gifts, is now available to order. Start Shopping HRM Week Word Search Brush up on your health care risk management vocabulary...Read More >

St. Charles Pride Parade and Festival: Looking Back, Marching Forward

CenterPointe Hospital Congratulates the St. Louis Blues – Stanley Cup Champions!

  ‘We did it!’ Blues hoist their first Stanley Cup Read original article by Tom Timmermann St. Louis Post-Dispatch HERE. The 2018-19 Blues, a team once given up for dead, on Wednesday achieved hockey immortality. The Blues completed the longest road back in hockey history with a 4-1 win over the Bruins at TD Garden, giving the franchise its first Stanley Cup in its 52-year existence. And they did it an unprecedented way, coming back from having the fewest points in the league on Jan. 3 to being a dominant team the final half of the season. Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo scored in the first period for the Blues and Brayden Schenn added an insurance goal with 8:35 to go in the third. Zach Sanford, who grew up in the area and went to Boston College, scored with 4:38 to play to put it further in the bag. O’Reilly, acquired in a trade with Buffalo on July 1 and...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture: The Ongoing Opioid Crisis by Brandon Costerison, NCADA June 28, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend a CenterPointe Hospital Behavioral Health Lecture NO COST ~ Networking ~ Continental Breakfast Door Prizes ~ FREE 1.5 CE Credits TOPIC: The Ongoing Opioid Crisis PRESENTER: Brandon Costerison MARS, MPS National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, St. Louis DATE: Friday, June 28, 2019 TIME: Registration 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lecture 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym (2-story building toward back, right side of campus) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, Weldon Spring, MO 63304 DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR: This training will explore the roots of the current opioid crisis and discuss the impact it is having on the St. Louis metro region. We will explore the brain chemistry behind addiction, and work to understand holistic approaches to addressing the opioid crisis, including prevention, treatment and harm reduction. To register, please send your name, title, organization, address, phone and email to sahunt@cphmo.net or 636-477-2175. There is NO COST to attend this educational activity!

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