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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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How to Choose a Memory Care Facility for Your Loved One

How to Choose a Memory Care Facility for Your Loved One

The time may come for your loved one to move out of his or her home, or even yours, into a facility that can provide round the clock care. As you begin to make this decision, consider the stress level of your caregiver especially if you are

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Activity Therapy

Activity Therapy

At Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania, Activity Therapy is a vital part of patient treatment. The goal of Activity Therapy is to rehabilitate each patient and to improve functioning and independence, as well as reduce or eliminate any limitations to participate in life situations caused by

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Depression in Women

Did you know that women are two times more likely than men to suffer from depression? According to the American Psychological Association (APA), depression in women is the “most significant mental health risk for women, especially younger women of childbearing or childrearing age.” Depression affects almost 17

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Haven Behavioral Hospital Names Bryan Lett Chief Executive Officer

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the addition of Bryan Lett as Chief Executive Officer. Lett has over 30 years of behavioral healthcare administrative experience, most recently as CEO/Managing Director at UHS – Michiana Behavioral Health in Indiana. Lett has extensive experience at

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Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania Opens Older Adult Unit

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania will open a new Older Adult Unit on May 11. The new unit includes 10 patient rooms for 20 total patients. The unit is part of an ongoing expansion to increase capacity and meet the community’s need for short-term, acute inpatient

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Haven Behavioral Hospital Recognizes March as National Social Work Month

March was deemed National Social Work Month by the White House in 1984. Since then, each March the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) uses this as an opportunity to provide education about social issues, what social workers do and how they benefit society. In 2015, the

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Naming a Mental Health Power of Attorney – A Different Resolution

While most people are making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat right, and get healthy, making a declaration to name a Mental Health Power of Attorney is a different type of goal. We all know the importance of having a Durable Power of Attorney for our

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Family Caregivers – Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays can seem overwhelming in addition to all of your other responsibilities. Whether you have aging parents, family members who need regular extra attention, or have an autistic child, you need to carve time out for yourself, at all times, but

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