How to make self-affirmation work, based on science |

Affirmations might be ineffective if they don’t align with what you believe about yourself, said Natalie Dattilo, a clinical psychologist with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. For fans of “Saturday Night Live,” the word affirmation probably triggers memories of a character popular in the 1990s: Stuart Smalley. With his carefully coifed blonde hair and … Read more

Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

“Actually, Kootenai Health agrees with those that are upset about our decision to temporarily close the addiction recovery program,” he wrote NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for northern Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due … Read more

‘Chaotic transition’: With mental health services diminished, Bozeman Health, Gallatin County try to fill gaps | Health

The Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital’s emergency room is seeing an influx of people seeking mental health care. The hospital has seen an increase – whether people are checking in voluntarily or being brought in by law enforcement – for the past four to six months, said Diane Patterson, the health care system’s chief nursing officer. … Read more

Urgent action needed to address disparities in women’s heart health

Investing in and improving research, awareness and equity in women’s heart health are critical for the health and well-being of women, according to a new Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The advisory is a call to action to identify and remove barriers to health care … Read more

Hospital officials: New Vandalia Health System will improve access to care for West Virginians while reducing costs to hospitals State Journal News

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Mon Health System weathers pandemic storm to bring new services to communities | State Journal News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) – After a year of tremendous challenges in the health care industry, the Mon Health System has managed to grow in both patient visits and revenue, with a continued focus on patient experience, according to the system’s president and CEO. The Mon Health System operates at about 50 sites, mostly in … Read more

Acceptance, mental health difficult for trans Hoosiers | News

INDIANAPOLIS – As a teenager, Lilith Le’fay Belladonna, recalls being confused about the relationship between her gender and masculine body and tried to repress any uncomfortable feelings. She hated how she looked and felt strange in her body, as if she were born with the “wrong parts.” “I didn’t even know, more or less, that … Read more

Relax and renew: Holston Valley opens lavender room for employee mental health | News

KINGSPORT – A hospital can bring about high emotions, overwhelming circumstances and daily stress for its health care workers. But Ballad Health is aiming to create a space for its frontline nurses and team members to escape all that. On Friday, Holston Valley Medical Center, along with Ballad’s Bristol Regional Medical Center and Johnson City … Read more

Minority health prioritized in statewide grant program News

ELKHART – The Indiana Department of Health’s Minority Health Coalition is pushing area organizations to submit their grant proposals for the Together We Will community-based mini grant which will end June 2023. The Indiana Department of Education received a $ 34 million grant to support COVID-19 relief programming and vaccinations across the state. Of those … Read more

Baker County Health Department director retires, reflecting on the pandemic | State

BAKER CITY – The telephone call that changed Nancy Staten’s life – and indirectly, pretty much everybody else’s – happened on a Friday. She remembers that part clearly, even if so much that was to come in the ensuing two years passed, as she puts it, “in a blur.” The date was Jan. 24, 2020. … Read more