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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Mental Health Monday Change Your Thinking
12 March

Mental Health Mondays: Change Your Thinking

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

Watch Legacy Therapist, Tierra Ortiz-Rodriguez, explain how to change negative thought patterns to improve your life, in three easy steps.

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05 March

Mental Health Mondays: How to Keep Your Cool

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

Legacy’s Director of Therapy Services, Roma Bhatt, explains how to keep your cool with her top five anger-management tips. Watch this video to learn more.

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Don’t Give Up: 4 Ways to Stay Grounded in Behavioral Health Care
26 February

Mental Health Mondays – Don’t Give Up: 4 Ways to Stay Grounded in Behavioral Health Care

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays

As a behavioral health consultant at Legacy’s Montrose clinic, I often am referred patients that are in crisis. A behavioral health crisis is a state of temporary distress, which can be caused by psychological burnout, sleep deprivation, severe over work, traumatic events or an untreated mental health disorder. An untreated mental health disorder in combination with chronic health issues, relationship problems, grief or a change in housing or job status can be burdensome and lead to an inability to function.

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Talking to Kids About School Violence
19 February

Mental Health Mondays: Talking to Kids about School Violence

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

Adults have had a difficult time with the news, but what about our kids? As adults, it is our responsibility to process tragic experiences with our children who may be feeling fear and confusion.

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Smartphones affecting teen kids mental health
05 February

Mental Health Mondays: Could smartphones be affecting your kids’ mental health?

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Mondays, Pediatrics

Increased reports of teen suicide have rattled our nation and city, of late, and multiple studies have shown a sharp increase in adolescent depression. Could teen smartphone use be contributing to this spike?  

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