MHM Integrative Behavioral Health
10 December

Mental Health Monday: Legacy’s Integrative Behavioral Health Approach

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics

By Carolina Boyd It’s not unusual for most of us to turn to our primary care doctor when we get sick with a cold or hurt our backs. Now, medical doctors are becoming the first stop for mental health services–according to the National Institute of Mental Health, primary care physicians provide about half of all mental…

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21 November

Patient Profile: Jessica Ramirez on Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

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

Jessica Ramirez has struggled with depression much of her life, but outside of school counselors, she never had the opportunity to seek professional treatment. “My older family members don’t believe in this stuff, so it kind of makes you not believe in it,” she says. For her family, imbalances and uncertainty should be addressed with…

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19 November

Mental Health Mondays: Helping Your Children Deal with Grief

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

Legacy’s Director of Therapy Services, Roma Bhatt, explains how to talk to your kids about grief. Check out her helpful tips in this video.

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MHM-Better diet Better MH
05 November

Mental Health Monday: Better Diet, Better Mental Health

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

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian It’s no secret that a healthy diet is good for you but did you know it can also be good for your mental health? There is a growing evidence that the food we eat is strongly connected to our behavior and emotions.  While there is no specific diet that has…

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MHM-Keeping Brain Sharp
29 October

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care of Your Eyes and Ears

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

By Allison Aubrey, NPR Correspondent By age 40, about 1 in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. It happens so slowly and gradually, says audiologist Dina Rollins. “You don’t realize what you’re missing.” And even as it worsens, many people are in denial. By the time someone is convinced they have a hearing problem,…

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MHM-When Others Dont Understand
22 October

When Others Don’t Understand Your Mental Health Condition

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

By Meg Duke, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legacy Fifth Ward When you are dealing with depression or any mental health condition, it can be difficult to talk about it.  Offhand comments—whether born of ignorance or arrogance—can cut to the bone.  That is why it is important to have a group of family and friends to support…

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MHM-Brease Cancer and Depression
15 October

Depression: Breast Cancer’s Forgotten Side Effect

Category: Behavioral Health Services, Health News, Mental Health Mondays, OB/GYN & Maternity

By Winderlyon Hebert, Associate Therapy Director A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring a wave of different emotions for a woman. Feelings of sadness, fear, anger and grief are considered normal.  The shock of receiving such life changing news qualifies as a major stressor, so it’s no surprise that depression and anxiety are common among…

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The Ruminating Mind
01 October

Mental Health Mondays: The Ruminating Mind

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

By Dr. Josepha Immanuel, Psychiatrist Ever had a thought stuck in your head? One that you keep obsessively turning over repeatedly in your mind? It’s called a rumination. While not all ruminations are negative, this repetitive and often toxic thought cycle can be dangerous to your mental health. Ruminations are commonly associated with mental disorders…

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MHM-Depresion and Fatigue
24 September

Mental Health Mondays: Exploring the Relation Between Depression and Fatigue

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

By Meg Duke, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legacy Fifth Ward Living with depression can be tough, especially when it comes with fatigue, one of the most common depression symptoms. Fatigue can disrupt a person’s day-to-day routine as well make it difficult to get depression under control. People often know what they need to do to see…

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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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