Legacy Pediatrics Getting Kids to Sleep
20 September

What to Do When Your Child Won’t Sleep

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics

By Roma Bhatt, Director of Therapy Services If you are a parent then you are well aware of how challenging it can be to get your children to go to sleep at night! Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help your little ones get the Zzz’s they need. Set an individualized bedtime and…

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MHM-Managing Kids Anger
17 September

Managing Your Kids’ Anger: Remember the “Rose” and “Thorn”

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

When you hear the term anger management it can conjure up visions of adults who are unable to control their emotions. But children can struggle with explosive behavior as much as adults.

Managing emotions is an important key skill for kids to learn. The adults in a child’s life are their greatest teachers because role modeling is a powerful teaching tool. When adults manage emotions in healthy ways it teaches children to do the same.

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MHM-The Pet Effect
10 September

Mental Health Mondays: The Pet Effect

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Exercise, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

After a long day at work, nothing compares to the joyful feeling of coming home to your dog or cat. But the love of a furry friend can do more than just provide company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, owning a pet is good for your overall health.

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finding the right therapist for you
20 August

Mental Health Mondays: Finding the Right Therapist for You

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays

Life can bring challenges that are often too difficult to face alone. In many cases, therapy or counseling may help. But how do you go about finding the best therapist for you? One of the most important things to remember when looking for the right mental health professional for you is that you feel comfortable with that person.

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14 August

For LGBT youth, self-harm and suicide rates are double that of their peers

Category: Behavioral Health Services, LGBT

By Barrett White   August means it’s back-to-school time. For some youth, this might be a time for reuniting with friends they haven’t seen for two months, settling into a new schedule, and dreading the early mornings that have eluded them all summer. For others, this time of year is not so benign—the threats of…

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MHM Back to School Anxiety
13 August

Mental Health Mondays: Back to School, Back to Anxiety

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

By Dr. Teandra Gordon, LMFT-S, Clinical Director of School Based Behavioral Health The last days of summer vacation are coming to a close for students across the Houston area. Many will be headed back to school soon. It is an exciting time, but for many kids it is also a time of great anxiety. The…

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Mental Health Mondays Domestic violence PSA graphic
06 August

PSA: “The Voice in Your Head”

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, LGBT, Mental Health Mondays

Watch our new PSA and accompanying longer video to see what intimate partner violence is and how to stop it.

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02 August

Pregnancy to Pediatrics: Legacy’s New Program for New Moms and Their Babies

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd The journey to parenthood can be both a joyous and stressful time for many women. To help our patients on that journey, Legacy launched a new initiative focusing on that crucial period when a woman finds she is pregnant, through her pregnancy and delivery, and the baby’s first year of life. The…

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Sleep and Mental Health
30 July

Get Your Zzzz’s: The Role of Sleep in Mental Health

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

About a third of all Americans get less than the recommended seven hours or more of sleep a night. While an occasional bout of sleeplessness may not be anything to worry about, chronic sleep problems have been linked to many mental health issues including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

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Social Media ADHD
23 July

Mental Health Mondays: Study Finds Link Between Heavy Social Media & ADHD

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a statistically significant link between frequent social media use and Attention-Deficit/Hyper-activity Disorder (ADHD).

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