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Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied

Read original story HERE. Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors according to a new study from the University of Bristol. Researchers wanted to find out what factors influenced depression in young adults between the ages of 10 and 24 and why some people responded differently to risk factors such as bullying, maternal postnatal depression, early childhood anxiety and domestic violence. Using detailed mood and feelings questionnaires and genetic information from 3,325 teenagers who are part of Bristol’s Children of the 90s study, alongside evidence of these risk factors at nine points in time they found that childhood bullying was strongly associated with trajectories of depression that rise at an early age. Children who continued to show high depression into adulthood were also more likely to have genetic liability for depression and a mother with postnatal depression. However, Children who were...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Brings Additional Mental Health Services to Columbia and Central Missouri

Phil Sheridan, CEO of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, talks to KSSZ The Eagle “Wake Up Columbia” listeners, about mental health treatment for all ages and how to access those services.

Contact with nature during childhood could lead to better mental health in adulthood

Read original article HERE. Date: May 21, 2019 Source: Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) Summary: Almost 3,600 people participated in a European study on the impact of green and blue spaces on mental health and vitality. Adults who had close contact with natural spaces during their childhood could have a better mental health than those who had less contact, according to a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa,” involving four European cities. Exposure to natural outdoor environments has been associated with several health benefits, including a better cognitive development and better mental and physical health. However, few studies have explored the impact of childhood exposure to natural environments on mental health and vitality in adulthood. Furthermore, studies have more frequently considered green spaces (gardens, forests, urban parks) than blue spaces (canals, ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, beaches, etc.). This study, published in the International Journal of Environment Research and Public...Read More >

Project Wake Up documentary shines a bright light on mental health

See original article HERE. Wake up! That’s the message that Alex Lindley is spreading through the nonprofit he helped to found off tragedy and heartbreak. In 2012, Lindley’s friend Carolyn Dolan took her own life. Although college students at the time, a group of friends, including Dolan and Lindley, had remained close since their Parkway West Middle days. The friends hadn’t experienced a loss quite like this one and instead of banding together, Lindley said there was silence. “We didn’t talk about it. We didn’t know how,” he said. “Some of us had experienced traumatic loss, but certainly not suicide.” Lindley knew Dolan was battling some form of mental illness, and she often was down while going through tough times. But he never expected the outcome. When a second friend in that group, Ryan Candice, died by suicide two years later, Lindley was reeling. “Personally, I was hyper-vigilant in looking for signs that my friends were contemplating suicide,” Lindley said....Read More >

Local Community Providers and Leaders Welcome Phil Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer

Local community providers and leaders met Phil Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, during a welcome reception on July 19th.  Phil comes to CenterPointe with over 25 years of corporate and senior executive experience working in a wide range of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings.  Phil is a strong community advocate for behavioral health treatment and will work closely with community partners to provide a quality continuum of treatment services that benefit the patients we mutually serve.

CenterPointe Hospital Announces June 2019 Employee of the Month

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is pleased to announce that Kara H. has been selected as Employee of the Month for June 2019.  Some of the ways that Kara has distinguished herself are noted below. Kara  . . . Advocates for the patients every day! Leads patient groups with great skill – compassion – concern! Really looks out for the patients’ best interest. Wears many hats and works hard wearing each of them!! Is very friendly! Always has a smile and handles stressful situations with such grace! Congratulations, Kara! From the Staff and Administration of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Announces May 2019 Employee of the Month

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is pleased to announce that Ariel F. has been selected as Employee of the Month for May 2019.  Some of the ways that Ariel has distinguished herself are noted below. Ariel . . . Goes above and beyond her job duties; including performing tasks that are beyond the scope of her own job; Is quick to find an answer and respond timely; Does things not required of her; And, most importantly she does all things WITH A SMILE! Is the sunshine of the office! Puts everyone else’s request above her own work. Is compassionate! Congratulations, Ariel! From the Staff and Administration of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia!

Exercise: Psych patients’ new natural prescription

Read original article HERE. Date: May 21, 2019 Source: University of Vermont Summary: A new study advocates for exercise as a fundamental treatment and intervention method within inpatient psychiatric facilities. Full Story: When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders — from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes — a new study suggest that physical exercise is so effective at alleviating patient symptoms that it could reduce patients’ time admitted to acute facilities and reliance on psychotropic medications. “The general attitude of medicine is that you treat the primary problem first, and exercise was never considered to be a life or death treatment option. Now that we know it’s so effective, it can become as fundamental as pharmacological intervention,” explains David Tomasi, a lecturer at the University of Vermont, psychotherapist and inpatient psychiatry group therapist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and lead researcher of the study. Practitioners...Read More >

Adolescent suicides reach highest recorded rate since 2000

The suicide rate for adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and young adults aged 20 to 24 years increased in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, according to a research letter published in JAMA. Read the article HERE.

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Welcomes Phil Sheridan, CEO

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is pleased to welcome Phil Sheridan, MSW, as Chief Executive Officer. Phil comes to CenterPointe with 25 years of corporate and senior executive positions in several prestigious behavioral health companies. He has provided executive leadership in treatment facilities providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, most recently as Vice President of Hospital Development, Haven Behavioral Health and CEO of Cottonwood Creek Hospital in Boise, Idaho. Phil is highly regarded as an innovative and effective leader and change agent with extensive experience in working with leadership teams to develop efficient and successful businesses. He has extensive experience leading clinical systems of care and is dedicated to serving the community’s behavioral health needs. Phil earned an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in social work, both from Boise State University. CenterPointe Hospital is fortunate to have a Chief Executive Officer who brings the depth and breadth of experience and leadership in behavioral health treatment that Phil...Read More >

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