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CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Joins the Jason Foundation, Inc. to Fight Youth Suicides

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., March 1, 2019– The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, and CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia announced today that they have entered into an affiliation to help fight the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide. CenterPointe Hospital has become a Jason Foundation Pillar Affiliate and will establish a Pillar Affiliate Office at its center located in Columbia, MO. The Pillar Affiliate Office will serve as a hub where parents, teachers, guidance counselors, students, churches and other community organizations can obtain educationalmaterials and learn about training programs available throughJFI. All programs and materials are offered to the public at no cost. “The Jason Foundation is thrilled to begin working with CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia,” said Clark Flatt, President of JFI. “As a Pillar Affiliate, CenterPointe will help supply young people and families in and around Columbia with the tools and resources to potentially save a life. Suicide is preventable.” “CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is proud to...Read More >

Missouri Crisis Intervention Team Conference 2019

Thank you, CIT for all you do for our communities!

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia January 2019 Employee of the Month

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is pleased to announce the January 2019 Employee of the Month, TYLER C.! Tyler was nominated by his peers who made some of the following comments about Tyler: “Tyler goes above and beyond to make sure shifts run as smoothly as possible. He is loved by patients and sets a positive example for coworkers.” “Tyler frequently asks, ‘What can I do to help?’” “Tyler stayed at the hospital and worked extra hours during the snowstorm, ensuring we were adequately staffed.” “I know it’s going to be a good shift when Tyler is working. I wish I had 10 more just like him!” CONGRATULATIONS, TYLER! From the Staff and Administration of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia

Get Enough Sleep

Read original article HERE. HOW SLEEP HELPS Sleep may seem like a waste of time. You could instead be answering e-mail, doing the dishes, repairing the deck or decking the halls. But research shows that you’re more likely to succeed at your tasks—and enjoy greater well-being—if you get some serious shuteye. Of course, it’s not easy to sleep when you’re feeling overwhelmed. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they lose sleep because of stress. That’s especially unfortunate because sleep combats some of the fallout of stress, and poor sleep has been linked to significant problems, including: greater risk of depression and anxiety increased risk of heart disease and cancer impaired memory reduced immune system functioning weight gain greater likelihood of accidents CREATING GOOD NIGHTS Are You Getting Enough Rest? Experts suggest that adults get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Everyone is different, though, and you may need more after a few days of burning the midnight...Read More >

Reimagine Rural Health For Missouri’s Youth

Read original article HERE. Adolescent Suicide in Missouri Suicide among children and adolescents is an escalating public health crisis. In 2016, MHA researchers found hospital utilization for suicide ideation among children and adolescents in Missouri had grown nearly 900 percent during the previous decade. The suicide mortality rate also is growing more rapidly for children in Missouri compared to the rest of the country, and research shows that the problem is most severe in rural areas. A new analysis from MHA suggests childhood suicidality may be linked to insurance coverage. The 2017 statewide Medicaid managed care expansion created an opportunity to study the differences in care delivery between the traditional Medicaid fee-for-service program and Medicaid managed care. The study reviewed care provided to 2,152 children ages 5 to 19 who experienced an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization within the two Medicaid coverage models. It found significantly increased rates of suicidality for children impacted by the expansion, which occurred predominantly in Missouri’s rural counties....Read More >

Free Lecture: Suicide Prevention in Adolescents, at CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, March 29th

You are cordially invited to attend a CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Behavioral Health Lecture TOPIC: Suicide Prevention in Adolescents PRESENTER: Sheila Hunt, MA, LPC CenterPointe Behavioral Health System Sheila Hunt, MA, LPC has over 30 years of experience working with youth in clinical and administrative roles in inpatient hospital, residential and outpatient settings. She is a strong advocate for youth and for providing suicide prevention training in the community. “All youth should have a joyful adolescence…” DATE: Friday, March 29, 2019 TIME: Lecture is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia 1201 International Drive (off Range Line St.) Columbia, MO 65202 TRAINING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: • Recognize the prevalence of teen suicide in our community • Distinguish between the facts and myths about teen suicide • Recognize the risk factors that can make a teen vulnerable to suicidal ideation CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 2.0 Continuing Education Credits in Suicide Prevention Training will...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Featured in Architectural Newsletter

Read original article HERE. Centered on Patient Care CenterPointe Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, the first stand-alone behavioral facility in the area, is addressing a significant need for behavioral health services in the surrounding community. The 56,000 square-foot, 72-bed hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient services. Designed as a prototype, this $18.7 million building can be adapted for a variety of sites, with the lobby and dining space anchoring the design. Providing both a buffer between the hospital and the surrounding neighborhood and a comforting, natural setting is a 1.3 acre tree preservation area. Natural light infuses the space, with high ceilings and large windows in public spaces, and clerestory glazing in more sensitive areas. Horizontal banding in the dining area emphasizes the connection with the exterior by directing sight lines through the use of reveals. The dining area serves not only patient functions but can be used as meeting space for staff and public events.

Women and Mental Health

Read the original article HERE. Overview Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of depression that are unique to women. Some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression. When it comes to other mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, research has not found differences in rates that men and women experiences these illnesses. But, women may experience these illnesses differently – certain symptoms may be more common in women than in men, and the course of the illness can be affected by the sex of the individual. Researchers are only now beginning to tease apart the various biological and psychosocial factors that may impact the mental health of both women and men. Warning Signs Women and men can develop most of the same mental disorders...Read More >

Diet and Mental Health

Read the original article HERE. There is research to suggest that what we eat may affect not just our physical health, but also our mental health and wellbeing. Eating well (i.e. a well-balanced diet rich in vegetables and nutrients) may be associated with feelings of wellbeing. One 2014 study found high levels of wellbeing were reported by individuals who ate more fruit and vegetables1.  A recent study found that a Mediterranean-style diet (a diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil.) supplemented with fish oil led to a reduction in depression among participants, which was sustained six months after the intervention.2  The importance of good nutritional intake at an early age is explored in multiple studies, including a systematic review in 2014, which found that a poor diet (with high levels of saturated fat, refined carbohydrates and processed food products) is linked to poorer mental health in children and adolescents3. However, there are a range of inequalities that can contribute to the development of mental health problems,...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Hosts the Leadership Columbia Behavioral Health Round Table Feb. 20, 2019


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