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 >
The Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk to End Suicide united the community through remembrance, hope and support.
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.
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.
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!
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 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
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 >
See original article from CNN HERE. What doctors want you to know about benzos There’s no understating the extent of America’s opioid crisis. In 2017, the same year it became a public health emergency, an estimated 1.7 million people in the US had substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioids. And this year, the National Safety Council found that the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than those of dying in a car crash. But there’s another prescription drug concern that experts say has grown in the shadow of the opioid epidemic: the rise in use of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are a class of medication commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. Even if you don’t recognize the term, chances are you’re familiar with the brand names that fall within this category drugs such as Xanax, Ativan, Valium and Klonopin. “It’s really not ‘the opioid overdose epidemic’ but the ‘opioid and …’...Read More >
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This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Although Missouri is making progress in improving access to behavioral health services, the needs are great. It’s important that hospitals talk about behavioral health — to help increase the public’s understanding of these issues and remove the stigma that historically has been attached to mental health diagnosis and treatment. From the Missouri Hospital Association and NAMI.
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