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ADHD Awareness Month

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people. An estimated 8.8% of children aged 4-17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4.4% of adults aged 18-44 have ADHD. With treatment, people with ADHD can be successful in school, work and lead productive lives. Researchers are using new tools such as brain imaging to better understand the condition and to find more effective ways to treat and prevent ADHD. Symptoms While some behaviors associated with ADHD are “normal” and not a cause for concern to most people, someone with ADHD will have trouble controlling these behaviors and will show them much more frequently and for longer than 6 months. Signs of inattention include: Becoming easily distracted, and jumping from activity to activity. Becoming bored with a task quickly. Difficulty focusing attention or completing a single task or...Read More >

How To Have A Healthy Halloween! 👻

Too much Halloween candy got you spooked? Try some of these healthy tips for party snacks and trick-or-treats. Ideas so good, it’s scary! Curb the Candy Craze The kids look adorable in their costumes and are counting down the days until October 31! Are you ready for the sugar rush? With a little creativity, you can find fun ways to include some healthy options in the mix, whether you’re having a party with friends or trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Try these tips to make your Halloween festivities a little healthier for your family, party guests and trick-or-treaters. For the Trick-or-Treater Fill up first. What kid doesn’t want to eat their favorite candy right when it goes into their trick-or-treat bag? Having a healthy meal BEFORE your kids go trick-or-treating can reduce their temptation to snack while walking or to overindulge, because their tummies will be full. Bag the monster bag. Choose or make a smaller collection container for your child and...Read More >

Depression and Caregiving

Strategies to Help Yourself Depressive disorders can make one feel exhausted, helpless, and hopeless. Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up. It is important to realize that these negative views are part of the depression and may not accurately reflect the situation. Below are guidelines adapted from the National Institute of Mental Health offering recommendations for dealing with depression. Set realistic goals in light of the depression. You may not be able to accomplish as much as you are accustomed to when you are feeling well. Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and do what you can as you can. Try to be with other people and to confide in someone you know and trust; it is often better than suffering alone. Participate in activities that may make you feel better, such as exercise, going to a movie or ballgame, or attending a religious, social, or community event. Expect your mood to...Read More >

Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Stephens Lake Park

The Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk to End Suicide united the community through remembrance, hope and support.

College Mental Health: A Checklist for Parents

Approximately four million students have enrolled in college for the first time this year. This transition to university life can be overwhelming for many young people, particularly for those with mental health issues. Read more HERE.

Addressing mental health in the workplace: What do employers need to know about EAPs?

Behavioral health is a critical issue for today’s workforce, yet limited provider access is a problem that is just as serious. Starbucks announced in September it would be enhancing its mental health initiatives, supervisor training and EAP offering. By presenting such benefits and promoting workplace wellness, the company is helping to reduce the stigma around behavioral health and is fostering a safer and healthier workplace environment. Just three weeks later, U-Haul International announced a similar update, which included adding mental health coverage and resources to its benefits package. Read more  HERE.  

Job Fair for CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia

A behavioral health hospital providing services for Children, Adolescents, Adults & Senior Adults DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 TIME: 11am – 7pm LOCATION: The Broadway Columbia Hotel Restaurant/Lobby 1111 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 JOB POSITIONS: RN LPN CNA Especially in need of staff with experience working with geriatric patients. Bring your resume. Light refreshments will be served!

Today is National Depression Screening Day

Roughly 40 million adults in the U.S. struggle with depression or anxiety. National Depression Screening Day is held annually on October 10. It’s important for many reasons. First, it can help people make an informed diagnosis. It also takes depression out of the darkness. And perhaps most important, it can bring help to those who need it.  Call CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia at 855-623-7016 for Help Today. 5 SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION You feel empty​ You’re way more irritable than usual You’re getting really thin You’re thinking about death​ You’re having trouble concentrating

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Announces Employee of the Month for August 2019 – Tracey B.

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is pleased to announce that Tracey B., Guest Relations Representative, has been named the Employee of the Month for August 2019. Some of the comments made about Tracey are that she . . . .  Is courteous, polite and very helpful while attending to patients, guests, visitors, and staff! Is very dedicated in providing the best customer service, all while ensuring patient privacy! Is sensitive and respectful to the needs of patients and families. Provides great customer service to vendors. Congratulations, Tracey! From the Administration and Staff of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia

National Case Management Week 2019

Case Management: Setting New Standards for Care National Case Management Week 2019 (NCMW 19) is October 13-19! This year’s ACMA theme, Case Management: Setting New Standards For Care was selected to emphasize the impact professionals in case management make every day. ACMA hopes you will celebrate NCMW 19 and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Across all care settings, case managers are making the difference! ACM Recognition Day: October 16 In conjunction with NCMW 19, Wednesday, October 16 is ACM Recognition Day! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize the efforts of those case management professionals who have earned their Accredited Case Manager (ACM) certification and those who are in the process of becoming ACM certified. Many organizations will choose this day to celebrate ACM professionals with a special event, congratulations or gift to recognize this important industry distinction. See the NCMW 19 Products Store for special gifts ideas. ACMA encourages...Read More >

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