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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

May is the official Mental Health Awareness month, but being aware of the prevalence, the signs and symptoms of mental illness are important year-round. Approximately one in five adults, or 43.8 million people, experience a mental illness each year.   Behavioral health issues are very treatable.  Unfortunately, many

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Haven Senior Horizons Expands Services and Changes Name

Haven Senior Horizons Expands Services and Changes Name

Haven Senior Horizons announces the expansion of high quality specialty behavioral health services and the transition of the facility name to Haven Behavioral Hospital of Phoenix. In addition to providing inpatient stabilization and treatment services for those experiencing acute psychiatric disorders, Haven now offers treatment for those

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Palo Verde Tours

Palo Verde Tours

Please join us for a tour of our new Palo Verde Unit. Tours are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on: Friday, February 9 Wednesday, February 14 Friday, February 16 Refreshments will be served. Please let us know if you can attend. RSVP to Lori Frazier

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Depression Screening

Depression Screening

Within the next three years, the anticipated leading cause of disability and the second contributor to global burden of disease, surprisingly, is depression.  Only heart disease surpasses depression in devastation when considering the number of years lost to disability or in extreme cases: death. Statistics show that

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

The recent terror attacks in Las Vegas, London and other cities around the world are difficult to hear about or watch unfolding on the news and social media outlets.  But for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these events may cause them to relive a past traumatic

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Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Each year, as designated by Congress, the first week in October is designated Mental Illness Awareness Week. As part of the effort, the National Alliance on Mental Health has put together toolkits to help communities focus on the power of beginning inspiring conversations and becoming informed. In

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What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

Inpatient psychiatry can sound intimidating to potential patients; however, most inpatient or residential patients, as they are often referred to, find more success and stronger rehabilitation services than individuals who seek outpatient psychiatric care. Inpatient psychiatric services offer essential components of healing that facilitate long term recovery.

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MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

The mental health status examination (MSE) is an important component of assessing a person’s mental condition. It often is used in conjunction with a patient history and may provide a roadmap to further assessment. It combines the objective observations of the clinician, as well as descriptions provided

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Restricting Access from Means of Harm

Restricting Access from Means of Harm

When a person is considering suicide, or when they are exhibiting suicidal tendencies, it only makes sense that restricting access to the means for suicide might lead to a different outcome. Research shows just how important that is. Studies reported by the National Action Alliance for Suicide

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Hurricanes and Other Disasters Impact Mental Health—and Not Just for Those Directly Affected

Hurricanes and Other Disasters Impact Mental Health—and Not Just for Those Directly Affected

The constant threats of the impending disaster. The heartbreak as it unfolds. And then, the weariness as the impact is felt for weeks and months. Natural disasters—like the recent rash of hurricanes—can bring unexpected mental health challenges. This was proven during one of the nation’s most devastating

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