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Self-awareness is an umbrella term that encompasses many essential skills that allow women to maintain power and control over their own thoughts, behaviors and emotions. During the month of September, Brookhaven Retreat will celebrate International Self-Awareness Month by acknowledging its effects on women’s mental health and wellness. Many women with mental health issues struggle with establishing their own self-identity and awareness. For women with mood disorders, their reality is skewed and they are unable to…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

National Suicide Prevention Week

According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 40,000 Americans die by suicide each year, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In an effort to reduce this number through education and awareness, the American Association of Suicidology hosts National Suicide Prevention Week September 8-14 and World Suicide Prevention Day September 10. Mental health and substance abuse issues are the leading risk factors for suicide. Over 90 percent of the…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, a yearly celebration of growing older and recognizing the impact aging has on a woman’s emotional and mental health. Brookhaven Retreat understands the unique challenges the aging process presents and helps women address these challenges while in its residential treatment program. As women age, caring for their physical health becomes increasingly important. Many women face difficulties that may interfere with their ability to participate in the pleasurable activities they once…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

With the start of September comes the beginning of a new school year for universities and colleges across the nation. This is an exciting time for many young adults, as it brings more freedom and new experiences. Unfortunately, college campuses are not immune to violent crimes and traumatic events that leave lasting damage to a woman’s emotional and mental health. This September, Brookhaven Retreat observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month by helping women heal from…
September is on the horizon, and as this month approaches Brookhaven Retreat prepares to celebrate the 25th Annual National Recovery Month. Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this campaign aims to educate on mental health issues and spread the knowledge that recovery is possible. According to the National Institute of Mental Health almost 10 million American adults were diagnosed with a serious mental illness in 2012. Despite this high number, fear…
Women have many distinct responsibilities that often include prioritizing the needs of friends, family and others above their own. In doing so, a woman can feel like her life is on autopilot, running one errand to the next, without ever taking time for herself or even stopping to take a breath. The week of August 17-23 is Mindfulness Week in Brookhaven Retreat’s 12-week dialectical behavior therapy cycle. Throughout the week, women work on becoming more…
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…
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