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Brookhaven Retreat Client’s Created Blackberry Ombre Popsicles to Promote Fresh Picked Fruits

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Attended the East Tennessee History Fair

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Attended the East Tennessee History Fair

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes Dana Setzer for 4 Years of Excellent Service

Brookhaven Retreat Shared 5 Relaxation Tips with Clients for National Relaxation Day

Brookhaven Retreat Shared 5 Relaxation Tips with Clients for National Relaxation Day

Brookhaven Retreat Welcomed Dr. Jennifer Payne for Peer Review and Training.

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Celebrated National Happiness Happens Day on August 8th

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Celebrated National Happiness Happens Day on August 8th

Brookhaven Retreat Promotes Girlfriends’ Health for National Girlfriends Day

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes International Friendship Day

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes International Friendship Day

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Visited University Gardens on July 23rd as a Therapeutic Outing

Brookhaven Retreat Concludes Annual Employee Reviews in July as part of Performance Improvement Process

Brookhaven Retreat Celebrates National Parks and Recreation Month in July

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes National Blueberry Month

Brookhaven Retreat Observed Bereaved Parents Awareness Month on July 6th with a Walk to Remember

Brookhaven Retreat Will Welcome An Alumnae Visitor to Share Her Personal Story on July 19th

Brookhaven Retreat Promotes Sun Safety in Recognition of UV Safety Month during July

Brookhaven Retreat Encourages Women to Gain Emotional Independence on Independence Day

Brookhaven Retreat Hosts Outing to the Blount Country Historical Museum and Cades Cove Museum

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes PTSD Awareness Day on June 27th

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes PTSD Awareness Day on June 27th

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes National Daylight Appreciation Day

Brookhaven Retreat Raises Awareness for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Brookhaven Retreat Celebrated National Iced Tea Month by Serving Peach-Thyme Iced Tea

Brookhaven Retreat Recognizes National Fruit and Vegetables Month in June

Brookhaven Retreat Conducted Annual Fire Alarm System Test in Recognition of National Safety Month

Brookhaven Retreat Conducted Annual Fire Alarm System Test in Recognition of National Safety Month

Brookhaven Retreat Visited the Knoxville Sunsphere on June 4th as a Therapeutic Outing

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Learn the Benefits of Garden Therapy in Honor of Outdoor Month

Brookhaven Retreat Promotes Steps to Increase Positive Brain Pathways

Brookhaven Retreat Celebrates Memorial Day with Alfresco Barbeque Luncheon

Brookhaven Retreat Exhibited at the Annual American Psychiatric Association Meeting

Brookhaven Retreat Relays Information About Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month to Clients and Staff

Brookhaven Retreat Shares Tips About How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety during National High Blood Pressure Month

Brookhaven Retreat Hosted an Outing to “Vestival,” South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Fesitval

Brookhaven Retreat Hosted a Luncheon to Honor Nursing Staff during National Nurses Week

Brookhaven Retreat Celebrates Mental Health Month with Inspirational Mural

Brookhaven Retreat Alerts Clients of the Hereditary Aspects of Mental Health Issues

Brookhaven Retreat Hosts Dr. Stephanie Covington’s “Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women”

Brookhaven Retreat Informs Clients of the Mental Health Benefits of Planting Trees

Brookhaven Retreat Informs Clients of the Mental Health Benefits of Planting Trees

Dr. Jennifer Payne of Johns Hopkins Hospital Conducts Training for Brookhaven Retreat Nursing Staff

Brookhaven Retreat Hosted a Therapeutic Outing to Knoxville’s 17th Annual Earthfest

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Learn the Benefits of Volunteering on National Volunteer Recognition Day

Brookhaven Retreat Clients Learn the Benefits of Volunteering on National Volunteer Recognition Day

Brookhaven Retreat Offers Coping Skills to Clients for National Stress Awareness Day

Brookhaven Retreat Increases Client Awareness of the Link Between Child Abuse and Drug Abuse

Brookhaven Retreat Increases Client Awareness of the Link Between Child Abuse and Drug Abuse

Clients of Brookhaven Retreat Attend the Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk

Clients of Brookhaven Retreat Attend the Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk

Brookhaven Retreat Discusses World Health Day and How Physical Health Affects Mental Health

Brookhaven Retreat Will Discuss Facts During National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2016

Brookhaven Retreat Will Discuss Facts During National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2016

Brookhaven Retreat Shares Facts in Honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness in April

Brookhaven Retreat Shares Facts in Honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness in April

Brookhaven Retreat Celebrated National Dog Day with a Visit from Bella the Labradoodle

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Brookhaven Retreat Celebrated National Dog Day with a Visit from Bella the Labradoodle

Brookhaven Retreat®, LLC, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, celebrated National Dog Day on August 26th with a visit from Bella the Labradoodle.

Colleen Paige, a Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, founded National Dog Day in 2004. This day celebrates all dogs, of both mixed breeds and full breeds, and increases the recognition of the number of dogs that need rescued and adopted throughout the world.

As part of The Lily Program®, a 90-day treatment for women offered exclusively at Brookhaven Retreat, clients are provided opportunities to engage with animals, including dogs. Bella, the Labradoodle, is a frequent visitor to the pristine grounds of Brookhaven Retreat. Bella is a registered HABIT Dog (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee), a pet therapy program comprised of representatives from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, volunteers from the community, and private veterinary practitioners. Established in 1986, the HABIT organization fosters pet therapy in a variety of professional settings, such as Brookhaven Retreat.

According to Jacqueline Dawes, founder of Brookhaven Retreat and owner of Bella; “Some of the women here love Bella as much as I do. It’s very encouraging to witness the effect she has on people and her ability to calm them and make them happy at the same time. She offers unconditional love because that’s what pets do. She has the power to immediately change the energy in the room and relax anyone who pets her or pay her any attention at all.”

On August 26th, Bella made a special visit to the Brookhaven Retreat campus. She received extra hugs and kisses from clients and staff.

There are countless ways to celebrate National Dog Day. Below are some ways staff of Brookhaven Retreat honored National Dog Day:

  • Visiting a local shelter/rescue to visit with the animals and play.
  • Hosting a dog party with favorite eats, treats, and toys.
  • Teaching a dog a new trick.
  • Take dog for an extra walk.
  • Make a donation to a local shelter.
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