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Seasonal affective disorder is more than just the winter blues, it is a type of depression that occurs at the same time each year, usually during the late fall and winter months. For women with existing mental health issues, it can be overwhelming and interfere with an already fragile balance. For most sufferers, seasonal affective disorder typically occurs as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. Symptoms include depression, hopelessness, anxiety, irritability, weight…
Consultant Dr. Jennifer Payne visited Brookhaven Retreat December 8-9. The two-day visit offered Dr. Payne a chance to first meet with individual clients at the facility, and then conduct an off-site comprehensive clinical training for staff the following day. Owner and founder Jacqueline Dawes and Brookhaven Retreat’s clinical and medical team attended the offsite training. Led by Dr. Payne, the group discussed unique mental health disorders such as mania, schizophrenia and psychosis and how they…
Brookhaven Retreat sent two of its primary therapists to Marion, NC to complete Part 1 of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) training December 14-16. This three-day training is the beginning of a two-part series that offers a comprehensive overview of the therapy and an EAGALA certification upon completion. As a type of experiential therapy, equine-assisted therapy relies on the horse’s natural ability to mimic our attitude and understand body language. Unlike humans,…
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) touts December as the beginning of the much dreaded flu season. In an effort to minimize the spread of the Flu virus, December 7-13 is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and during this time Brookhaven Retreat will focus on bringing awareness to the importance of its hand washing procedures. According to the CDC, correct hand washing technique is the most effective method to prevent the spread of infectious…
Brookhaven Retreat is excited to announce that it has set the date for its 2015 annual alumnae reunion. The event will take place on March 21, 2015 in Maryville, Tenn. This annual reunion is part of an extensive aftercare program available to all alumnae, and is a vital component of life after residential treatment. Brookhaven Retreat’s aftercare program provides lasting support that encourages success and health following a woman’s return home. It involves comprehensive pre-discharge…
November and December are months spent with loved ones, gathering gifts, preparing delicious feats and managing a busy travel schedule. Though often expressed as a season of joy and celebration, the holidays may cause overwhelming stress and exhaustion that can take a toll on a woman’s emotional and mental health. As the year winds down Brookhaven Retreat provides each woman in its residential treatment program with the essential skills to overcome any obstacles this holiday…
On November 21, Brookhaven Retreat welcomed its second alumnae visit this month. The alumna, who completed Brookhaven Retreat’s 90-day program, shared her personal road to recovery with women seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment. The Alumnae Share Time began Friday at 10am. She explained how Brookhaven Retreat was the beginning of her recovery journey that allowed her to understand her past does not define her, inspiring women to not only get well and but…
Dr. Lynn Swisher made her way to Brookhaven Retreat November 18-19. This two-day visit allowed the opportunity to meet with all departments and thoroughly assess Brookhaven Retreat’s performance improvement standards. As a member of Brookhaven Retreat’s professional consulting team, Dr. Swisher is board certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and makes monthly visits to Brookhaven Retreat’s residential facility. During these welcomed visits she attends each of Brookhaven Retreat’s performance…
This November, an arctic blast has been sweeping the nation with below average temperatures, icy winds and early snowfall. Although winter weather can be beautiful here at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the sudden change in seasons can quickly become a safety hazard. Brookhaven Retreat understands that feeling safe and stable is a critical component in managing mental health and substance abuse recovery, and encourages women to be prepared for all life and safety…
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