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Though 2014 taxes are not due until April, January is widely considered the commencement of tax season. It is the time that many people begin yearly budgets, set money aside and pay close attention to their finances. For women recovering from mental health issues, special help may be necessary to manage finances that have been shocked by mental illness. Often, women with bipolar disorder, depression or substance abuse issues may treat spending as an escape.…
Many women with mental health issues struggle with poor self-esteem that affects body image and nutritional habits. January 19-23 is Healthy Weight Week, an initiative started over 25 years ago to help people better understand the standards of health. During this week, the women in Brookhaven Retreat’s residential treatment facility focus on the healthy habits that improve body image and nutrition habits. Women with depression, anxiety and addiction issues often experience feelings of emptiness and…
January is National Eye Care Month, a month dedicated to educating people on protecting and caring for the eyes. This month was started by optometrists and ophthalmologists in an effort to promote healthy vision, and has since grown into a topic that is particularly important to women experiencing mental health issues. A study from 2006 reported that 61 percent of psychiatric patients experience impaired visual acuity, including vision, headaches and periorbital pain. And more recently,…
Substance abuse and mental health issues are never isolated to just one person. The impact is far reaching and often devastates the lives of those closest to them. January is National Codependency Awareness Month; a month dedicated to educating women on codependent behaviors and giving them the tools to break old habits and the skills to start new ones. Codependency is a frequent topic amongst the women and their families at Brookhaven Retreat. Many women…
Self-love is the act of doing something for your self that nourishes you from within. It is an essential part of creating a healthy whole. January is registered Self-Love month with an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of accepting your self, loving your self and nurturing your self in order to build a healthy and balanced life. Many women frequently place the needs of others above their own. The U.S. Department of Health…
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Hosted by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, this campaign was established to create awareness and increase participation in preventative techniques relating to cervical cancer. In January Brookhaven Retreat plans to raise awareness of this serious women’s issue and the importance of medical planning to create a healthy whole. According to the National Cancer Institute an estimated 12,170 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer by the…
With 2014 coming to a close and the new year on the horizon, Brookhaven Retreat prepares to usher it in with a variety of resolutions, each designed to maintain care in all 30 essential aspects of a woman’s life included in Brookhaven Retreat’s exclusive Poncho® Life Skills Program. Just as the new year is often a time for self reflection, the Poncho® Program focuses on analyzing a woman’s needs, wants and values in order to…
During the warm and sunny weather of spring, summer and early fall, establishing a fitness routine that is easily maintained can be fun and include many outdoor activities that are enjoyable. However, as we enter the colder and shorter winter days in the months of December and January, maintaining this healthy fitness routine can be challenging. Exercise is a vital part of a woman’s holistic health. When a woman exercises, her body releases feel-good neurotransmitters…
December is often hailed as a time of gratitude and giving to others. Altruism brings joy not only to the receiver, but can provide much happiness to those who give. This winter, Brookhaven Retreat encourages women to nurture their emotional health through acts of gratitude. Women with borderline personality disorder, depression and other mental health issues aggravate their illness through prolonged isolation and negative thought processes. Gratitude can alleviate many of the contributors to depressed…
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