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Ramesh Eluri, MD, Joins the Medical Staff of Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania

Ramesh Eluri, MD, Joins the Medical Staff of Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania

Ramesh Eluri, MD, recently joined the medical staff of Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania as a staff psychiatrist.  Dr. Eluri received his medical degree from S.V.R.Ruia General Hospital in Tirupati, India. He completed his adult psychiatric training at Temple University School of Medicine and his geriatric

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Alicia Reeves, MS, Named Director of Referral and Assessment at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania

Alicia Reeves, MS, Named Director of Referral and Assessment at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania

Alicia Reeves, MS, was recently named the Director of Referral and Assessment for Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania in Reading.  Reeves has over 10 years of experience working in acute care and community mental health settings with a concentration in crisis intervention. Reeves received a Bachelor

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Facing The Holiday After a Loss

If grief is a constant companion, it won’t take a break just because it is the holiday season. If the loss is new, the holidays may bring constant reminders: the way your spouse sang off key; shopping with the best friend; those long calls with a sibling.

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Mental Health During the Holidays for the Elderly

Mental Health During the Holidays for the Elderly

The holidays can be a challenging season for older individuals who feel alone and may be missing their own parents, siblings or friends who are either no longer living or do not live nearby anymore.  It is important for caregivers to be able to recognize the difference

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When the Holidays Turn Blue

When the Holidays Turn Blue

“Merry” and “Happy” precede many greetings this season.  And then there’s the song that reminds us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But for a number of people, the season is anything but. There are a number of factors that can contribute to holiday depression:

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Sundowning and People with Alzheimer’s: A Challenge for Caregivers and Patients Alike

Sundowning and People with Alzheimer’s: A Challenge for Caregivers and Patients Alike

People with Alzheimer’s disease may make a dramatic turn in the late afternoon or early evening. They may become more confused or agitated. They may pace or repeat behaviors. They may become confused about the time and place, or become more aggressive towards others. The Alzheimer’s and

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Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern PA Celebrates Fifth Birthday and Hosts Open House

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania recently celebrated its 5th birthday and held an open house to present its newly renovated clinical units.  With over 150 guests in attendance, a virtual hallucination station with Janssen, a Haven Art Therapy Station and an East West Massage Station were

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Mental Illness Awareness

October 4 through 10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) and time to get your flu shot. How are the two related? According the National Institute for Health (NIH), one in four adults in the U.S. suffer from mental illness and about the same suffer from influenza.

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National Suicide Prevention Week – September 7-12

National Suicide Prevention Week - September 7-12

Many cities and towns are preparing a variety of fundraising activities to contribute to research for suicide prevention during the National Suicide Prevention Week, September 7-12. Some organizations are promoting specific hash tags, such as #ENDSUICIDE and #SelfiesAgainstStigma to use via social media to raise awareness of

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Exercise for Mind and Body Health

Exercise for Mind and Body Health

Exercise can be one of the hardest things to maintain as someone gets older. Whether a person does it to lose weight, reach a fitness goal or for fun; the body doesn’t function like it used to at a younger age. It is even more difficult to

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