Category Archives: Behavioral Health Services

Your Favorite Legacy Stories

By Barrett White   Each week, Legacy brings you health news, tips, and patient stories. Now that we’re a week into 2019, we took a look back on what you enjoyed the most based on your likes, shares, click-throughs, and comments. Here are a few of your favorite stories from 2018. 1. Seven Ways to …

New Year, New You!

By Carolina Boyd A new year is fast approaching and with it—the promise of a fresh start. January 1st of each year provides us with a chance to cast out the clutter and regrets of the old year. As is often tradition, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions to welcome in 2019. “People …

Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays

By Carolina Boyd For many the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but the season can also be stressful. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people say their stress level increases during the holiday.  Unrealistic expectations, financial pressures and excessive time commitments are common stressors.  Fortunately there are ways …

Mental Health Monday: Legacy’s Integrative Behavioral Health Approach

By Carolina Boyd It’s not unusual for most of us to turn to our primary care doctor when we get sick with a cold or hurt our backs. Now, medical doctors are becoming the first stop for mental health services–according to the National Institute of Mental Health, primary care physicians provide about half of all mental …

Patient Profile: Jessica Ramirez on Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

Jessica Ramirez has struggled with depression much of her life, but outside of school counselors, she never had the opportunity to seek professional treatment. “My older family members don’t believe in this stuff, so it kind of makes you not believe in it,” she says. For her family, imbalances and uncertainty should be addressed with …

Mental Health Mondays: Helping Your Children Deal with Grief

Legacy’s Director of Therapy Services, Roma Bhatt, explains how to talk to your kids about grief. Check out her helpful tips in this video.

Mental Health Monday: Better Diet, Better Mental Health

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian It’s no secret that a healthy diet is good for you but did you know it can also be good for your mental health? There is a growing evidence that the food we eat is strongly connected to our behavior and emotions.  While there is no specific diet that has …

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care of Your Eyes and Ears

By Allison Aubrey, NPR Correspondent By age 40, about 1 in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. It happens so slowly and gradually, says audiologist Dina Rollins. “You don’t realize what you’re missing.” And even as it worsens, many people are in denial. By the time someone is convinced they have a hearing problem, …

When Others Don’t Understand Your Mental Health Condition

By Meg Duke, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legacy Fifth Ward When you are dealing with depression or any mental health condition, it can be difficult to talk about it.  Offhand comments—whether born of ignorance or arrogance—can cut to the bone.  That is why it is important to have a group of family and friends to support …

Depression: Breast Cancer’s Forgotten Side Effect

By Winderlyon Hebert, Associate Therapy Director A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring a wave of different emotions for a woman. Feelings of sadness, fear, anger and grief are considered normal.  The shock of receiving such life changing news qualifies as a major stressor, so it’s no surprise that depression and anxiety are common among …