I cannot tell you how many times I have had someone tell me, “You don’t sound like an addict” or “You don’t fit the profile of an addict”. My response used to be defensive and now I simply respond, “What does an addict look like from your perspective?” Hopefully, it provides an opportunity for discussion […]
Too often, those with mental health problems turn to self-medication to alleviate their symptoms. Although this may provide temporary relief for some, it usually makes mental health problems more severe and difficult to treat. In addition, those individuals with untreated mental illnesses are more likely to relapse into substance abuse. The Co-Occurring Disorders Unit (CDU) […]
Harrington Recovery Services at Webster, located at the 340 Thompson Road campus, is the culmination of a four-year effort to convert the former medical-surgical unit into a much-needed, secure, local, acute care environment where patients with mental health and substance use disorders can be treated on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
As cold weather sets in for New England, the number of people with depression has great potential to increase. The most widely known clinical diagnosis of depression at this time of year is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which affects 4-6% of the population1. While SAD may cause individuals to be more sluggish or tired, there […]
May 3-9 is National Children’s Mental Health Week, as celebrated by the National Federation of Families. 79% of children aged 6 to 17 with mental disorders do not receive appropriate care. This year’s theme is, “Mental Health Is Fundamental.” Mental health is fundamental to our ability to think, feel, and interact with each other and enjoy […]
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