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Women with mental health and substance abuse issues often lose sight of what brings them happiness. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other illnesses can overshadow a woman’s desire to meet basic mental health needs such as safety, responsibility, self-assurance and love. During treatment, women learn the importance of prioritizing these fundamental needs in an effort to find their happiness again. August is Happiness Happens Month. This month-long celebration began in 2000 by The Secret Society…
Many women experience traumatic events throughout their life, from divorce to the death of a loved one. Most of the time the grief settles and the pain becomes tolerable, allowing individuals to move on and return to a normal life. However, some women experience life-changing traumas where the memory never fades and the distress never ceases. This is referred to as posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD impacts all aspects of a woman’s life, including her mental,…
Brookhaven Retreat welcomed consultant Dr. Lynn Swisher August 5-6. Dr. Swisher is board certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and is an integral part of Brookhaven Retreat’s commitment to providing complete comprehensive care to women with mental health and substance abuse issues. Following up from her visit in July, Dr. Swisher met with various internal departments to ensure Brookhaven Retreat continues to meet the expectations and standards set by…
Brookhaven Retreat sends a small clinical team to participate in dialectical behavior therapy training August 4-8. The training, provided by Behavioral Tech, LLC, takes place in Cary, NC and is the conclusion of an intensive two-part series that began in February. Dialectical behavior therapy teaches women with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and other multifaceted mental health issues the skills to manage their emotions, cope with distressing situations and the skills to maintain a successful…
Letting go of the words, actions and thoughts that have caused pain and emotional breakage can seem like an impossible feat. Brookhaven Retreat’s experiential therapy group helps women let go of a painful past so they can move forward to a brighter future. July 27 through August 2 is Letting Go Week at Brookhaven Retreat. This is part of a unique 12-week dialectical behavior therapy cycle that encourages learning and practicing effective coping skills. During…
August welcomes the start of a new academic year for most universities and colleges. Whether it is her first year of college or she is a senior preparing for their last year, higher education is a pivotal moment in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, for some women mental health and substance abuse issues disrupt the college experience. Sleep deprivation and excessive workload can cause major devastation to a student’s wellness. According to a survey from the…
On July 23, Brookhaven Retreat staff completed a thorough review of its risk management and precautionary status policies and procedures. Along with owner and founder Jacqueline Dawes, staff from various other departments, including medical records, therapists, program counselors and the clinical team, took part in the event. The day started in full swing with an open discussion led by consultants Scott Migdole and Dr. Jennifer Payne. Program Counselor Brittany Jones stated, “Training opportunities like today’s…
World Hepatitis Day is observed internationally on July 28. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, this day focuses on bringing awareness to the effects, treatment and prevention of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a viral disease that has long-term effects on the liver. There are five forms of this virus referred to as A, B, C, D, and E, with hepatitis B and C being the most serious as these forms may potentially lead to life-long illness.…
Creativity plays a vital role in improving emotional, mental and physical health in women suffering from emotional breakage. Brookhaven Retreat is excited to introduce its new Art Therapist, Erin Laubenheimer. Through art therapy Erin will assist clients in expressing emotion, achieving personal insight, and increasing self-esteem and self-awareness. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is an effective treatment for people experiencing stress, anxiety and bipolar disorder, as well as emotional and physical…
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