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Breast Cancer and Depression

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While most people are aware of the physical trials for breast cancer patients and survivors, the emotional challenges are less well known. Emotional or behavioral disruptions such as loss of energy, insomnia, mood changes and loss of cognition are common in

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Collin County Mental Health Symposium

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2017 Collin County Mental Health Symposium.

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Depression Screenings

Within the next three years, the anticipated leading cause of disability and the second contributor to global burden of disease, surprisingly, is depression.  Only heart disease surpasses depression in devastation when considering the number of years lost to disability or in extreme cases: death. Statistics show that

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

The recent terror attacks in Las Vegas, London and other cities around the world are difficult to hear about or watch unfolding on the news and social media outlets.  But for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these events may cause them to relive a past traumatic

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Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Each year, as designated by Congress, the first week in October is designated Mental Illness Awareness Week. As part of the effort, the National Alliance on Mental Health has put together toolkits to help communities focus on the power of beginning inspiring conversations and becoming informed. In

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Self-Medicating for Depression May Hurt Rather Than Help

It’s true: We all do things now and again to help us feel better. But when a person repeats those behaviors in an attempt to manage depression, improvement may not be the result. Self-medication for depression can take many forms; drugs or alcohol may immediately come to

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What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

Inpatient psychiatry can sound intimidating to potential patients; however, most inpatient or residential patients, as they are often referred to, find more success and stronger rehabilitation services than individuals who seek outpatient psychiatric care. Inpatient psychiatric services offer essential components of healing that facilitate long term recovery.

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MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

The mental health status examination (MSE) is an important component of assessing a person’s mental condition. It often is used in conjunction with a patient history and may provide a roadmap to further assessment. It combines the objective observations of the clinician, as well as descriptions provided

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Restricting Access from Means of Harm

When a person is considering suicide, or when they are exhibiting suicidal tendencies, it only makes sense that restricting access to the means for suicide might lead to a different outcome. Research shows just how important that is. Studies reported by the National Action Alliance for Suicide

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Hurricanes and Other Disasters Impact Mental Health—and Not Just for Those Directly Affected

The constant threats of the impending disaster. The heartbreak as it unfolds. And then, the weariness as the impact is felt for weeks and months. Natural disasters—like the recent rash of hurricanes—can bring unexpected mental health challenges. This was proven during one of the nation’s most devastating

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