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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

If someone you know struggles with depression or thoughts of suicide, please have this phone number, 800-273-TALK, ready to share with him or her, because a representative is always available to talk, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Sadly, suicide is the tenth leading cause

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Home Safety Plans for People Challenged with Mental Illness

Home Safety Plans for People Challenged with Mental Illness

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the idea that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Winston Churchill said something similar. Regardless of who was the first to come up with the idea, it is solid wisdom. A good plan can make dealing with a crisis a

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Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque and Institute for Compassionate Community Provide Ethics Continuing Education

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque and Institute for Compassionate Community Provide Ethics Continuing Education

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque and Institute for Compassionate Community have partnered to provide continuing education units (CEUs) on ethics-related topics to social workers. The Ethics of Medical Cannabis and Intermediate Ethics will be held on Friday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ethics

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De-escalation of Psychiatric Patients

De-escalation of Psychiatric Patients

It is becoming an all-too-familiar occurrence: a healthcare worker is violently attacked. According to the National Nurses Union, healthcare workers experience workplace violence at rates 5-12 times higher than the average employee. Mental health challenges can contribute to the problem. According to Reuters, 70 percent of staff

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Solar Eclipse Might Impact Mental Health

Solar Eclipse Might Impact Mental Health

It’s being billed as a “once in a lifetime” event—and with good reason. The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is rare in that it is only visible in the U.S. This hasn’t happened since the country was founded, USA Today says. While many of the articles and

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Lea Harrison, Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque’s Director of Business Development, Named to NAMI Board

Lea Harrison, Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque’s Director of Business Development, Named to NAMI Board

Lea Harrison, Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque’s Director of Business Development, was recently elected to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Mexico State Board. Nomination to the NAMI-New Mexico State Board is based on completed ballots by members of NAMI throughout New Mexico.  The newly

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety, or as it also classified, Social Phobia, is the extreme fear of being judged, analyzed and scrutinized by others in social or performance area situations.  The Anxiety and Depression Association of America claims that almost 15 million Americans suffer from some form of social anxiety

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Misti Melendez Named to SFHN Board of Directors

Misti Melendez Named to SFHN Board of Directors

Misti Melendez, a Community Liaison with Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque, was recently elected to the board of directors for the Santa Fe Healthcare Network (SFHN). Melendez holds a bachelor of science degree in Sports Management, and an associate of science degree in Exercise Science.  Her entire

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Emergency Department Suicidal Screenings

Emergency Department Suicidal Screenings

Emergency Department (ED) Suicidal Screening can predict a significant number of individuals at risk for suicide, according to a recent study published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  This study reports that many who seek treatment in Emergency Departments struggle with depression and have either attempted

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Evaluation and Treatment for Dissociative Disorders is Very Complex

Evaluation and Treatment for Dissociative Disorders is Very Complex

In the movies, those with multiple personalities have often been the stars of frightening events. The Three Faces of Eve, Sybil and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde come to mind. But for some, living with a type of dissociative disorder is far more real. Dissociative disorders were

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