Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco Announces Opening of The Reboot Program

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Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco is pleased to announce the opening of The Reboot Unit, a new adult behavioral health unit for those 30 to 54 years of age. “I am proud to announce our new venture to open our clinical programming to include adult patients ages

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Suicide Prevention

If someone you know struggles with depression or thoughts of suicide, please have this phone number, 800-273-TALK, ready to share with him or her, because a representative is always available to talk, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Sadly, suicide is the tenth leading cause

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Home Safety Plans for People Challenged with Mental Illness

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the idea that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Winston Churchill said something similar. Regardless of who was the first to come up with the idea, it is solid wisdom. A good plan can make dealing with a crisis a

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De-escalation of Psychiatric Patients

It is becoming an all-too-familiar occurrence: a healthcare worker is violently attacked. According to the National Nurses Union, healthcare workers experience workplace violence at rates 5-12 times higher than the average employee. Mental health challenges can contribute to the problem. According to Reuters, 70 percent of staff

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Solar Eclipse Might Impact Mental Health

It’s being billed as a “once in a lifetime” event—and with good reason. The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is rare in that it is only visible in the U.S. This hasn’t happened since the country was founded, USA Today says. While many of the articles and

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety, or as it also classified, Social Phobia, is the extreme fear of being judged, analyzed and scrutinized by others in social or performance area situations.  The Anxiety and Depression Association of America claims that almost 15 million Americans suffer from some form of social anxiety

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Glen Campbell and Alzheimer’s Disease

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The music industry lost a bit of sparkle recently with the passing of the “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Glen Campbell, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  Since the 1960’s, Campbell performed music that was one of the first to cross from country to pop.  While Campbell was talented and successful,

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Emergency Department Suicidal Screenings


Emergency Department (ED) Suicidal Screening can predict a significant number of individuals at risk for suicide, according to a recent study published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. This study reports that many who seek treatment in Emergency Departments struggle with depression and have either attempted

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Evaluation and Treatment for Dissociative Disorders is Very Complex

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In the movies, those with multiple personalities have often been the stars of frightening events. The Three Faces of Eve, Sybil and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde come to mind. But for some, living with a type of dissociative disorder is far more real. Dissociative disorders were

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Life Goes On, Even When Grieving

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Grief brings a natural feeling of loss and loneliness. The person who has died left a void. There may not be someone to watch that favorite TV show with, or to share dinner. For caregivers, the time spent performing daily tasks for the other person may suddenly

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