MHM Back to School Anxiety
13 August

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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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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02 July

Talking About Mental Health with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve

Category: Mental Health Mondays

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve discusses mental health as part of the “Okay to Say” campaign.  

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Stigma no more
21 May

Mental Health Mondays: Stigma no more.

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

“Mental health should be seen like any other health condition, like diabetes or hypertension,” says Dr. Chad Lemaire, Legacy’s medical director of behavioral health.

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Mindfulness Explained Mental Health Mondays
07 May

Mental Health Mondays: Mindfulness Explained

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

Watch Legacy Community Health therapist, Tierra Ortiz-Rodriguez, explain mindfulness, its stress-relieving benefits and how to do it. Ortiz-Rodriguez runs a mindfulness group therapy session at Legacy.

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Social Worker Helps Teens Behavioral Health
16 April

Mental Health Mondays: Social Worker Helps Teen’s Behavioral Health

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

“This is where we come in,” says Licensed Clinical Social Worker Maria Webb. “We treat the needs that exist outside of the doctor’s visit.”

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World Autism Day: Caregiver Advise
02 April

Care for Caregivers on World Autism Day

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

By Dr. Dana Kober, Psychiatrist It’s World Autism Awareness Day. And while many are focused on bringing more awareness to the condition, I’d like to take this time to draw attention to those caring for those with autism – the caregivers. Caring for children with autism can be quite stressful. Studies have shown caregivers of…

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I think I'm OCD
19 March

Mental Health Mondays: I think I’m OCD

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

By Betsy Vasquez, Therapist Houston’s Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale’s daughter, Elizabeth, had such an extreme case of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, that she would wash her hands, repeatedly, until they became raw. Thankfully, she sought treatment and is now a public advocate for OCD and other mental disorders. Due to public advocates like…

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