Category Archives: Behavioral Health Services

Is there such a thing as eating too healthily? Technically, yes.

By Barrett White Orthorexia is no joke, and it develops in gay and bisexual men more often than other demographics.   You can eat the birthday cake. You will be fine. Progress isn’t built in a day – it isn’t unraveled in a day, either. Orthorexia, the less-discussed cousin of anorexia, is an eating disorder …

July is Minority Mental Health Month

By Barrett White TW: Mental health outcomes. Mental health is often overlooked in minority communities in the United States. Let’s change that.   Across the country, millions of people face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Legacy observes National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month each July to bring awareness to the struggles …

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Observed since 1949, the event helps to promote mental health education and support with the goal of decreasing the stigma that is so often associated with mental illness. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many Americans. With the …

Managing Mental Health as We Remain at Home

For nearly a year, we’ve endured social isolation, family stress, and job insecurity. How can we cope? By Barrett White   We have collectively been through a lot since March. For nearly a year now, we’ve been in varying states of lockdown, dealt with social distancing, and have probably had to turn the car around …

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 …