Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional recognized for excellence | Local News

PELLA — Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional was recognized for clinical excellence in patient satisfaction and wound healing rates and received the Center of Distinction and the Clinical Excellence awards from Healogics®. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92%, … Read more

Open Conversations: What is Mental Health?

WACO, Texas — There are more than 200 recognized mental illnesses and studies show roughly one in five people deal with at least one every day. Despite how common this is, for many people, it’s still really hard to talk about or even to understand what exactly mental health is. “Mental health and mental illness … Read more

It’s Getting Tougher to Find Spanish-Language Mental Health Services in US | Health News

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Mental health has become a hot topic during the pandemic, but some groups have been burdened by having too few services available even before the challenges of these past two years. A new study found that while the Hispanic population in the … Read more

Pinwheels at the park aim to curb child abuse | Medicine

ELDORADO (WSIL) — April is child abuse prevention month. According to the CDC at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect IN THE LAST YEAR. What most of us think of as a childhood toy turned into how important it is to keep kids safe. “Kids are here, they’re safe, they’re … Read more

Mental Health in the Black community

Mental health is a prominent topic of discussion in today’s era. However, in the Black community, the conversation may still be taboo. What is preventing more Black people from seeking mental help? This episode of Clarified examines some of the barriers to receiving mental health care and what some communities are doing to overcome them. … Read more

Connection key to reversing youth mental health statistics

JULESBURG, Colo. — It’s not uncommon for Kierra Ehnes to spend her weekends at her high school. After so much disruption thrown her way during the pandemic, being in the building is far better than the months of isolation she and her peers endured. “Our suicide rate went up in small-town communities,” said the high … Read more

ADHD Medication, Psychoanalytic Therapy and Mental Illness

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto In “For Mental Illness, Make Pills a Last Resort” (op-ed, April 5), Erica Komisar writes that ADHD results from trauma, loss and failed relationships but provides no evidence. I have practiced psychiatry for 53 years and have seen over 1,000 patients with ADHD. Almost all respond beautifully to medication. With gratitude, they … Read more

West Lafayette School Corporation adding licensed mental health therapist | Community

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette School Corporation is adding a new position designed to fill a big need. The school is hiring its first licensed mental health therapist. The therapist will work to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to overcome mental health challenges. West Lafayette Intermediate School Counselor Courtney … Read more

Music Is Just as Powerful at Improving Mental Health as Exercise, Review Suggestions

The next time you’re not able to get out to the gym, maybe spin some records instead: new research suggests the positive impact on mental health from singing, playing, or listening to music is around the same impact experienced with exercise or weight loss . That’s based on a meta-analysis covering 26 previous studies and … Read more

4 Easy workouts to help you manage symptoms of depression

Exercise is typically the last thing on your mind when you’re suffering from depression or anxiety. Exercise, on the other hand, can make a significant effect once you become motivated. Many studies have found that people who exercise consistently have a better mood and have lower rates of depression. Exercise may also assist you to … Read more