Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Mental Health Matter: Spiritual Inclusivity

Mental Health Matter: Spiritual Inclusivity   Spirituality is often an overlooked aspect of life in a mental health facility.  Treatment of the mind and body are the predominant evidenced based practices provided in most settings, while the spiritual domain is more of a glossed over afterthought.  Since the late 19th century, “the majority position of

Mental Health Wellness Fair Coming to South Side

  Mental Health Wellness Fair Coming to South Side By Tom Flanigan WFSU Public Media News There are many people talking about the need for more accessible mental health care. As part of that larger discussion, Mental Health Council of the Big Bend will present a very special kind of public health fair next Tuesday

Mental Health Matters: “She Was Admitted to a Psychiatric Hospital. What Happened Next…”

Mental Health Matters Mark Reeves, Ph.D. December, 2017 “She Was Admitted to a Psychiatric Hospital. What Happened Next…” What is it actually like to be psychiatrically hospitalized or seek mental health help?  How can we who meet people who are seeking or are brought for mental health help against their will respond? As a psychologist,

Mental Health Matters: Borderline Personality Disorder Stigmatization

Borderline Personality Disorder Stigmatization Sri Kothur, M.S., Therapist   “Manipulative,” “attention seeking,” “difficult,” and “treatment resistant” are a few deleterious ways clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are viewed [1]. More than any other psychological disorder BPD is viewed as the worse and most untreatable. A common view is that these clients’ take deliberate actions

Mental Health Matters – Can Stress Hinder Weight Loss?

Can Stress Hinder Weight Loss? By:  Natalie Lawson, RD Stress is part of our everyday life.  Work, kids, finances, relationships… and then you try and throw in something like weight loss and BOOM, you’ve got yourself an extra dose of stress!  Not to mention that weight loss causes so much stress.  Think about it… everywhere

Mental Health Matters: Some of Your Anxiety Might Not Belong to You

Some of Your Anxiety Might Not Belong to You Robert Stewart, LMHC Forensic Residential Program Supervisor   Recently, one of the training wheels broke on my son’s bike. Rather than replace it, I decided that the time was right to take off the training wheels altogether and teach him how to ride on two wheels.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

What is Motivational Interviewing? By: Taylor Googe, MSW Social Services Supervisor   Working in the mental health field you have probably come across that particular client who comes in again and again. You might have wondered why they haven’t changed and what you could do to help. You have also probably noticed that directives such

Mental Health Matters: Empathic Listening

Mental Health Matters Empathic Listening Samantha Tyler, NCC, M.S./Ed.S., Director of Residential Services   As a CPI instructor, I always stress to my students that although we may spend a great deal of time practicing physical techniques, verbal skills can and should be utilized first when faced with a crisis situation. As long as the

Apalachee Center Announces John Convertino Award Winner

Apalachee Center, Inc. 2634 Capital Circle, N.E. Tallahassee, FL  32308 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Sharon Poole Office:  850-523-3201   Apalachee Center Announces John Convertino Award Winner   Tallahassee, FL, June 16, 2016 – The Governing Board of Directors of Apalachee Center presents the 4th Annual John Convertino Award of Excellence to Anne Vinson.  Ms. Vinson


EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN THERAPY Sri Kothur, M.S., Therapist When clients decide to start therapy, they are faced with many choices. It is critical for clients to consider and understand the type of treatment offered. Evidence-based practice is the use of scientifically supported treatments studied in large scale clinical trials that show symptom reduction, which can

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