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Showing Gratitude Through Action

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Drew Rothermel, MBA, JD – President and Chief Executive Officer, Origins Behavioral HealthCare As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is natural to begin reflecting upon the aspects of our lives which elicit the most genuine feelings of gratitude. Those things that make our spirit thankful. Given enough time, we will probably be able to… Read On »

Survivors of Suicide Day: Addiction, Awareness and Recovery

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Considered one of the nation’s greatest health epidemics by many in the medical field, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, especially among young people. Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 44,000 people. National Survivors of… Read On »

Mental Health Disorders and Addiction – A Lethal Partnership for Seniors

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Older Adult and Baby Boomer clients battling addiction often suffer from mental health related co-occurring disorders (CODs) that also require treatment. Origins Behavioral HealthCare has both the staff and the expertise needed to address the multiple problems many seniors face particularly as they recover from addiction.   Reports published in the “Journal of the American… Read On »

Practicing Gratitude, Re-wiring Your Brain

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We have countless opportunities for experiencing gratitude every minute of the day. The smell of morning coffee, the smile from a stranger at the grocery store, the light wind that brushes our face as we walk, or the kind laughter of a co-worker. I am not speaking of the mechanical gratitude that comes from our… Read On »

Practicing Gratitude, Re-wiring Your Brain

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Laura Martinez, Director of PsychoNeuroPlasticity We have countless opportunities for experiencing gratitude every minute of the day. The smell of morning coffee, the smile from a stranger at the grocery store, the light wind that brushes our face as we walk, or the kind laughter of a co-worker. I am not speaking of the mechanical… Read On »

Practicing Gratitude, Re-wiring Your Brain

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We have countless opportunities for experiencing gratitude every minute of the day. The smell of morning coffee, the smile from a stranger at the grocery store, the light wind that brushes our face as we walk, or the kind laughter of a co-worker. I am not speaking of the mechanical gratitude that comes from our… Read On »

Overdose Deaths Top 60,000 in 2016, Illegal Opioids on the Rise

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Deaths from drug overdose in the United States exceeded 60,000 in 2016, according to the Center for Disease Control’s most recent report. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) used information from death certificates and coroner reports, in addition to information from death scene investigations and results of toxicology testing. This is the first report to… Read On »

What Is Spiritual Care?

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Spiritual care is a coin with many sides. On one side, spiritual care is something that everyone can do. It is happening any time one human being is sharing the struggles of life with another. Spiritual care happens when a grieving widow is held by a friend; when a teacher helps a student learn to… Read On »

Training Your Brain with the BAUD

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Dr. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D. – Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs As more people have read about Psychoneuroplasticity (PNP) (Lawlis with Martinez, Psychoneuroplastricity Protocols in Addictions), there has been a growing interest in the device called the BioAccoustical Utilization Device (BAUD). A brief understanding needs to come about to understand how this instrument works… Read On »

Music, Wellness and Sleep

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“OK, I will have 8 hours of sleep if I can fall asleep in 10 minutes. Should I get groceries this weekend? I wonder how I did on that test. Work will be so busy tomorrow! 6 hours if I can just get some shut-eye. Maybe I should watch a movie. I need to flip… Read On »