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Haven Supports the Giving Tree Program

Haven Supports the Giving Tree Program

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Philadelphia is honored to be a part of the “Giving Tree Program” that our local church Saint Bridget’s Parish is running. Saint Bridget’s Parish is located at 3667 Midvale Avenue in East Falls. Our community connection is Sister Margaret, she has provided us

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Depression During the Holidays

Depression During the Holidays

In Norman Rockwell’s paintings, holidays are a time of joy, of families being together and peace on earth, good will toward men. But for many people, those paintings are far from reality. Loneliness can be especially acute. Family tensions can rise. The holidays can be anything but

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Haven and HealthyMindsPhilly.org

Haven and HealthyMindsPhilly.org

Haven Behavioral Hospital is partnering with Healthy Minds Philly.  We want to help them spread the mission and provide people with access to the link for the survey. HealthyMindsPhilly.org is an online tool and resource designed to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians,

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Health Promotion Initiative and Event–Mind Your Holidays

Health Promotion Initiative and Event--Mind Your Holidays

Starting today and throughout the holiday season, the city’s behavioral health department will be calling on Philadelphians to take a quick online pledge to “check in” on family and friends who are suffering from the holiday blues for reasons that range from losing a loved one to

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Depression Screenings

Depression Screenings

Within the next three years, the anticipated leading cause of disability and the second contributor to global burden of disease, surprisingly, is depression.  Only heart disease surpasses depression in devastation when considering the number of years lost to disability or in extreme cases: death. Statistics show that

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Terror Attacks

The recent terror attacks in Las Vegas, London and other cities around the world are difficult to hear about or watch unfolding on the news and social media outlets.  But for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these events may cause them to relive a past traumatic

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Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Find Info, Fight Stigma With Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Each year, as designated by Congress, the first week in October is designated Mental Illness Awareness Week. As part of the effort, the National Alliance on Mental Health has put together toolkits to help communities focus on the power of beginning inspiring conversations and becoming informed. In

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Haven Participates in Lamb Foundation’s 7th Healthier “Ewe” Health Fair

Haven Participates in Lamb Foundation's 7th Healthier "Ewe" Health Fair

Haven recently participated in the the Lamb Foundation’s 7th Healthier “Ewe” Health Fair – Lamb Superbowl.  This event was also to celebrate the Lamb Foundation’s 30 year anniversary. Susan Palonicola, a Clinical Nurse Liaison with Haven, distributed educational information on Haven’s services.    

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What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

What is Inpatient Psychiatry?

Inpatient psychiatry can sound intimidating to potential patients; however, most inpatient or residential patients, as they are often referred to, find more success and stronger rehabilitation services than individuals who seek outpatient psychiatric care. Inpatient psychiatric services offer essential components of healing that facilitate long term recovery.

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MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

MSE Assists in Mental Health Evaluation

The mental health status examination (MSE) is an important component of assessing a person’s mental condition. It often is used in conjunction with a patient history and may provide a roadmap to further assessment. It combines the objective observations of the clinician, as well as descriptions provided

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