Spectrum Health Urgent Care Service

Spectrum Health Opens Cutting Edge Urgent Care Service: Behavioral Health, Addictions Care Facility is the First in the Region Spectrum Health and Human Services commemorated the opening of its innovative Urgent Mental Health Addictions Care Clinic (U-MHACC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. It is the first facility of

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Bipolar Disorder Challenges

Bipolar Disorder Challenges Medications, Compliance, Side Effects By Helaine Sanders, LMSW, JD    I live with bipolar disorder (bipolar), a mental health condition that causes episodes of mania, depression, and severe mood swings that can result in serious consequences, including psychiatric hospitalization. Having lived with bipolar for the past 30 years, I can tell you that it’s not

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When You’re in a Dark Place Ask for Help!

When You’re in a Dark Place Ask for Help! By Naomi Taylor   A mental health crisis can look different for each individual. People experiencing a crisis can feel heightened feelings of anxiety or depression, may be victims of domestic violence, or imagine hearing voices. The Renewal

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Understanding Depression and its Triggers and Symptoms

Understanding Depression and its Triggers and Symptoms    Many people periodically have days when they just seem to be in a bad mood. When a bad mood isn’t short-lived, this might be a potential indicator of depression. Depression is a common mental disorder that, according to Sanjay

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Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in a Pandemic

Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in a Pandemic   COVID-19 presented new challenges that have taken a toll on our mental health. Nearly half of U.S. adults say their mental health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic. According to Melissa L. Farrell, Managing Director of Clinical

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Leadership Through the Lens of the 12 Steps

Leadership Through the Lens of the 12 Steps By Annette Pinder   There are very few people who know more about the importance of mental health than Karl Shallowhorn, a leading national mental health advocate and educator based in Buffalo. As a person in long-term recovery from

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