Category Archives: Behavioral Health Services

Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kristy Miller, LCSW-S, Clinic Social Worker Manager We have all heard the statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States will experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within their lifetime. However, when natural disasters, crises, epidemics, and now pandemics increase the very factors that lead to IPV, what does …

Anxious Adolescents: Helping Teens Through the Ongoing Lockdown

A recent study by the Rox Institute found that nearly 80% of adolescents studied reported feeling lonelier since the lockdown began. By Barrett White   We’ve heard of “FOMO” – the “fear of missing out.” These days however, while we’re all shut into our homes in order to protect our communities from the ongoing pandemic, …

Sobriety in the Age of Staying-At-Home

Twelve-step programs are the cornerstone of balanced mental health for many struggling with alcohol use. When you can’t gather, how can you coalesce among peers? By Barrett White   Nobody should struggle alone. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are thought to be as bad as – if not worse than, in some cases – withdrawals from heavy …

Helping our children navigate the COVID-19 crisis

By Dr. Jessica Brown, MPH The world around us has shifted and things are vastly different than they were even just a few months ago. It is scary, I understand. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting thousands of people, families are being asked to stay in their homes for extended periods of time. Thank you …

Legacy is still your home for medical care.

There is much confusion in these times, but Legacy wants you to know that you’re still welcome. By Barrett White   With all of the confusion around who is allowed to leave the home, and where you’re allowed to leave it to, and who is even open anyway – Legacy reminds you that we are …

Legacy Opens Telehealth Option for Pediatric Behavioral Health Patients

By Carolina Boyd As the world deals with the uncertainty of COVID-19, many parents and their children are overwhelmed by the anxiety that comes from the unknown. But concern about accessing behavioral health does not have to be an issue for families struggling during this time. Legacy Community Health has launched telehealth services for our …

Navigating the Trans Experience During Coronavirus/COVID-19

The Transgender Education Network of Texas is offering guidance for transgender patients during the pandemic. By Barrett White   The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) provides shelter and safety for transgender Texans every day in the form of resources, community activism, and even grassroots work in Austin, but their work is especially important during …

Teaching your child “I Am Enough”

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Senior Director of School Based Behavioral Health “Am I enough? Do I matter?” These are the questions children ask when it comes to self-esteem. Is who I am enough to deserve love, success, life and joy? Believing “I am enough” is the foundation of life. A child’s answer to the …

New Legacy Southwest Clinic Is Open for Business!

After a media preview on December 12, the new Legacy Southwest opened its doors to the public on Sunday the 15th. By Barrett White   The new Legacy Southwest (LSW), located at the same address of 6441 High Star Drive, is a 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art clinic, bringing new space and a breath of fresh air …

You really can’t spoil a newborn

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Clinical Director—School Based Behavioral Health “Am I spoiling my newborn? It’s a worry that many parents have. Despite advice to the contrary from well-meaning relatives or friends, the truth is, it’s impossible to spoil a newborn. Giving hugs, kisses, closeness, and warmth provides children with the security they need to …