MHM-Baby Blues
07 January

The Baby Blues or is it Something More?

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

By Kristina Delhomme, Director—Therapy Services Having a new baby is supposed to be a joyous time. Unfortunately, many families do not get the opportunity to enjoy this time to the fullest. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and anxiety can dim the light of the joy a newborn brings. This is…

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04 January

Your Favorite Legacy Stories

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Mental Health Mondays, Public Affairs

By Barrett White   Each week, Legacy brings you health news, tips, and patient stories. Now that we’re a week into 2019, we took a look back on what you enjoyed the most based on your likes, shares, click-throughs, and comments. Here are a few of your favorite stories from 2018. 1. Seven Ways to…

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MHM-New Year New You
31 December

New Year, New You!

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

By Carolina Boyd A new year is fast approaching and with it—the promise of a fresh start. January 1st of each year provides us with a chance to cast out the clutter and regrets of the old year. As is often tradition, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions to welcome in 2019. “People…

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MHM-Taking Stress Out of Holidays
17 December

Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays

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

By Carolina Boyd For many the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but the season can also be stressful. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people say their stress level increases during the holiday.  Unrealistic expectations, financial pressures and excessive time commitments are common stressors.  Fortunately there are ways…

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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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