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Friday, 28 March 2014 05:03

Brookhaven Celebrates 8th Anniversary

This April, Brookhaven Retreat celebrates its 8th year of service to women recovering from mental health and substance abuse issues. Since 2006 Brookhaven Retreat has given women a second chance to redesign their life. Women are taught coping skills, emotional regulation and how to realign their life. Its revolutionary 90 day Poncho® Program and The Lily Program® can be broken in to 30 day segments that focus on stabilization, awakening and growth. Licensed clinical social…
Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:20

Comprehensive Policy and Procedure Review

On February 20, staff members from Brookhaven Retreat joined consultants Scott Migdole from Yale University, Dr. Jennifer Payne from Johns Hopkins and its founder Jacqueline Dawes for a day focused on policy development and review. Staff members from all Brookhaven Retreat departments attended the Clinical Policy Review Retreat at Blackberry Farm. Throughout the day, Brookhaven staff had the opportunity to discuss current policies while considering them in the context of safety, independence and personal growth.…
Brookhaven Retreat is committed to providing women with a complete mind-body approach to healing and recovery. Brookhaven Retreat is excited to expand the role of our reflexologist, Stephanie Christian. Stephanie will not only offer reflexology, but also core exercise classes, massage therapy and head and neck massages concentrating on mindfulness. Other than just being pleasurable, massage therapy that includes mindfulness can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. A massage can release pent up emotions and help…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 20:46

DBT Training in February

Brookhaven Retreat is sending a five-person clinical team to participate in dialectical behavior therapy training February 3-7. The training, provided by Behavioral Tech, LLC, takes place in Cary, N.C. and is the first of a two-part, 10-day training that will conclude in August. Dialectical behavior therapy provides women with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and other complex mental health issues the tools to manage their emotions and complete successful recovery. The first part of the…
Thursday, 23 January 2014 19:03

Brookhaven Celebrates Healthy Weight Week

The emotional breakage at the root of many mental illnesses also causes self-esteem issues that affect nutritional habits and body image. Women with depression, anxiety and addiction issues often experience feelings of emptiness and worthlessness, and this internal suffering is often outwardly expressed in a woman’s relationship with food. Food is the way we nourish our bodies. Often, restrictive behaviors are a form of self-punishment or attempt at self-perfection. Instead of making women feel better,…
On December 16, Brookhaven Retreat staff attended ethics training in Maryville, Tenn. The training was designed to refresh attendants on the ethical standards of treatment maintained at Brookhaven Retreat’s residential treatment facility. The ethics training focused on ensuring that all staff is aware of the procedures to follow regarding self-harm behavior, suicidal ideations and client staff interactions. A variety of staff interacts with clients and encourages the healing process. Therapists, program counselors, nurses, psychiatrists and…
Friday, 13 December 2013 21:08

The Power of Giving and Gratitude

Women with borderline personality disorder, depression and other mental health issues aggravate their illness through prolonged isolation and negative thought processes. To alleviate many of the contributors to depressed mood and encourage women along the road of recovery, Brookhaven Retreat encourages women to participate in a routine of giving or volunteering. Volunteering connects women with others, helping to build important support groups and relationship skills. A supportive social network gives women someplace to turn to…
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 22:35

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that occurs at the same time each year, usually develops during the fall and winter months. For women with existing mental health issues, it can be a devastating issue. For most sufferers, seasonal affective disorder typically occurs in fall and winter. Symptoms include depression, hopelessness, anxiety, irritability, weight grain, increased hunger or constant fatigue. SAD occurs more frequently among women than men, making it an important topic in…
Friday, 08 November 2013 17:26

American Diabetes Month

Depression and anxiety are a real and immediate concern for people with diabetes. An awareness of the relationship between diabetes and mental health can safeguard a woman’s emotional health and prevent potential disease-related disasters. Diabetes requires constant attention. Medical side effects and the stress of daily management can cause feelings of anxiety, anger, helplessness and fear. The American Diabetes Association reports that 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and another 79 million either…
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