Answer from Jason Stone, M.D., psychiatrist, Providence Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Providence Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, and Barbara Oyler, R.N., M.N., PMHNP, clinical team leader, Providence Behavioral Health Services:
Answer from Jason Stone, M.D., psychiatrist, Providence Adult Eating Disorders Program and Providence Behavioral Health Services, and Barbara Oyler, R.N., M.N., PMHNP, clinical team leader, Providence Behavioral Health Services:
Q: “What’s the difference between normal adolescent angst and depression? My teenager seems depressed, but it’s hard to tell.”
Between running careers, families and households, women are multitasking all the time in a society that hasn’t quite formed itself around our multiple needs for maternity leave, childcare, elder care and other support systems. With so much on our plates, it’s no wonder that anxiety and depression are twice as common in women as in men.
Providence Gorge Counseling and Treatment Services recognize that chemical dependency is a disease.
Columbia Gorge Service Area brochure of services
We all go through mental health slumps from time to time, and just like physical ailments, they need early attention so they don't get worse.
Are you ready to kick off 2014 on a truly positive note? The developing field of positive psychology may offer the tools to help you experience a deeper sense of well-being and a more fulfilling life. And the beauty is that you don’t have to go through years of psychotherapy to benefit from it – tools are available that you can apply on your own, right away. I’ll give you a couple at the end of this article.
The basics for living a healthy, balanced life apply to everyone. Those basic activities include respecting ourselves and others; learning and growing; taking care of our body, mind and spirit; and connecting with other people. When life becomes turbulent, these basics can sometimes become a challenge. This guide provides simple tips and tools to help you live well.
The overuse or abuse of alcohol (alcoholism) or other drugs is called substance abuse. It is common and costly. It can cause or worsen many medical problems and can destroy families and lives.
If you think you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, take a short quiz to evaluate your symptoms:
Mental health problems are similar to other health problems: some can be prevented, others will go away on their own with home treatment, and some need professional attention.
NAMI's support and public education efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to those in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority. Mental illness is a serious medical illness that affects one in four families. No one is to blame. Treatment works, but only half of people living with mental illness receive treatment. NAMI has engaged in a variety of activities to create awareness about mental illness and promote the promise of recovery.
Live Your Life Well depression screener from Mental Health America
Every three years, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital assesses the needs and assets of Columbia River Gorge communities with a focus on Hood River County.