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Each year, November 1 is the start of American Diabetes Month. This is an annual campaign run by the American Diabetes Association to reduce the prevalence of diabetes. For women with depression and anxiety the effects of diabetes can become emotionally overwhelming. Diabetes requires women to be constantly aware of their medical state. Potential side effects and the stress of daily management can cause feelings of anxiety, helplessness and fear. The National Institute of Mental…
On October 21 and 22, Brookhaven Retreat hosted an on-site visit by Dr. Swisher. This two-day visit allowed Dr. Swisher to meet with all of Brookhaven Retreat’s committees and provide additional administrative support. As a member of Brookhaven Retreat’s professional consulting team, Dr. Swisher attends and oversees each of Brookhaven Retreat’s monthly performance improvement meetings. These committees create self-monitoring reports for their department that are thoroughly reviewed by Dr. Swisher in order to make system…
Brookhaven Retreat congratulates primary therapist Katherine Myers on completing part two of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Training, held October 24-26 in Atlanta, Ga. This three-day training is the conclusion of a two-part series that began in June. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy founded by Francine Shapiro in 1987 and is most effective in treating clients suffering from the aftereffects of trauma. EMDR uses both sides of…
Over the last few months, domestic violence has had a foothold in the media due to the massive news stories surrounding NFL players such as Ray Rice and Greg Hardy, and the report of Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland filing for a restraining order from her ex, citing domestic violence and abuse. These stories are just a small piece of the approximate 25% of all women who are victims of domestic violence. Hosted by the…
Brookhaven Retreat is excited to congratulate primary therapist, Lana Wilcox and Lead Program Counselor, Erin Watson on completing the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) ropes course training this month and are now Level 1 Ropes Course Professionals. The training took place October 6-11, in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Ropes course is a type of experiential therapy offered by Brookhaven Retreat. It consists of high and low elements that create a challenging activity that encourages…
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is underway this October. This campaign is embraced by many organizations across the nation, which aim to share information and resources concerning breast cancer. The psychological stress that occurs with a breast cancer diagnosis can cause depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental and emotional health issues. Throughout October, Brookhaven Retreat acknowledges how critical it is for women to take ownership of their mental health during and after a health crisis.…
Each year, October 10 is celebrated as World Mental Health Day. Hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, this global observance promotes mental wellness and increases worldwide awareness about mental illness. This year the WFMH chose living with schizophrenia as the 2014 theme. Brookhaven Retreat recognizes the crucial importance of addressing the unique mental health issues of women worldwide. Untreated psychotic disorders interfere with a woman’s ability to meet the needs and responsibilities of…
Throughout the week of October 5-11, Brookhaven Retreat observes Mental Illness Awareness Week. This annual event hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) aims to educate, support and remove the stigma associated with mental illness. NAMI states that mental illness affects 1 in 4 American adults per year, and can include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, mood disorders and schizophrenia. According to the World Health Organization, women make up the majority of anxiety and…
This week, the world’s highest department of security, the Secret Service, failed to attentively do its job and allowed an intruder to access various rooms in the White House. As the most elite security force fails to protect the president’s residence from outside threats, Brookhaven Retreat urges women to evaluate how they plan to safeguard their emotional wellness. October is officially recognized as Emotional Wellness Month. Being emotionally well means possessing the ability to identify…
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