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Haven Supports Local Charity

Haven Supports Local Charity

Members of Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania’s leadership team recently attended the 90th anniversary of the Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Charity Ball.  The Crystal Celebration, hosted by St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, drew close to 400 attendees. Proceeds from this event support the ongoing patient

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Haven Announces In-Network Status with HealthChoices Chester County

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Haven Offers Support for Bipolar and Personality Disorders

Haven Offers Support for Bipolar and Personality Disorders

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance (GRMHA) are joining forces to provide assistance and support for adults in the community with behavioral health challenges. Facilitated by Amber Hedemann, MA, CDP, Clinical Liaison at Haven, this new Self-Knowledge Support Group is

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Bob Scheffler, MSW, Named Chief Executive Officer

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Scheffler, MSW, as Chief Executive Officer. Scheffler is a behavioral health executive with over twenty years of experience in both non-profit and for profit behavioral health sectors.  Most recently he served as a

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Depression Screenings

Depression Screenings

Within the next three years, the anticipated leading cause of disability and the second contributor to global burden of disease, surprisingly, is depression.  Only heart disease surpasses depression in devastation when considering the number of years lost to disability or in extreme cases: death. Statistics show that

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

The recent terror attacks in Las Vegas, London and other cities around the world are difficult to hear about or watch unfolding on the news and social media outlets.  But for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these events may cause them to relive a past traumatic

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Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Each year, as designated by Congress, the first week in October is designated Mental Illness Awareness Week. As part of the effort, the National Alliance on Mental Health has put together toolkits to help communities focus on the power of beginning inspiring conversations and becoming informed. In

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What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

Inpatient psychiatry can sound intimidating to potential patients; however, most inpatient or residential patients, as they are often referred to, find more success and stronger rehabilitation services than individuals who seek outpatient psychiatric care. Inpatient psychiatric services offer essential components of healing that facilitate long term recovery.

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MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

The mental health status examination (MSE) is an important component of assessing a person’s mental condition. It often is used in conjunction with a patient history and may provide a roadmap to further assessment. It combines the objective observations of the clinician, as well as descriptions provided

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Restricting Access from Means of Harm

Restricting Access from Means of Harm

When a person is considering suicide, or when they are exhibiting suicidal tendencies, it only makes sense that restricting access to the means for suicide might lead to a different outcome. Research shows just how important that is. Studies reported by the National Action Alliance for Suicide

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