Is Online Therapy Beneficial?

By Martha McLaughlin The digital age has vastly altered the way that people access information and entertainment. It’s affected the way that people interact socially and is beginning to change the healthcare industry. In the mental health arena, online tools are being used, but much is yet to be determined about how they compare to…

The ABCs of ECT: Getting Past Misconceptions

By Martha McLaughlin Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for severe depression and a variety of other mental health concerns, but because of its history and portrayal in popular media, it may be misunderstood or even feared. The treatments first used in the 1940s were problematic, but today’s ECT bears little resemblance…

The Best Road to Healing When a Loved One’s Addiction Has Hurt You

There are many ways an active addict can hurt a loved one, through misunderstanding, frustration, guilt and jealousy. Perhaps the most painful is the feeling that your loved one is selfish and cares more about their substance than you. These feelings can be hard to overcome at first, but the following steps may help guide…

Research Shows Link Between Heat, Mental Illness

Being hot is uncomfortable and aggravating, especially when humidity tags along with the heat and hangs heavy in the air. So it’s hardly surprising that a study conducted in a Vietnamese mental hospital during a five-year span showed hospitalizations spiked considerably during heat waves. The study was published in the form of a thesis by…

Dr. Hart Special Guest on Recovery Unscripted

Our medical director, Dr. Hart, was a special guest on a great podcast that Foundations Recovery Network publishes called, Recovery Unscripted. You can listen to it through iTunes or SoundCloud by clicking the buttons below.

On a Roll: New Menu and New Options Boost Satisfaction at Rolling Hills Hospital

Rolling Hills Hospital, located in Franklin, TN. Newly expanded to 120 beds, the facility is equipped with the latest technologies and amenities to nurture their patients’ recovery process. Their mission: create a place to treat the whole patient, providing compassionate, comprehensive behavioral and mental health care. Spotlight on: Ron Kloes. Dietary Director, and his team….

Nashville Police, Justice System Show Compassion Toward Mentally Ill

The stories make the news with increasing frequency: A frightened person screaming for help when nobody else sees danger. Suicidal or scared people climbing onto freeway overpasses or bridges, either contemplating taking a leap or just contemplating. A confused, bewildered person walking around naked in an airport. Where do they usually end up? In jail….

Federal Data Shows Many Misusing Opioids Have “Serious” Co-occurring Mental Disorder

Roughly 41.2 percent of all people who have a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental disorder, 2015 statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show.1 But until now, specific data as to how often mental illness coincides with opiate use disorders has not been available. In late January 2017, the Substance…

How to Cope with Bereavement When You’re Sober

When difficult things happen, addicts habitually turn to their addiction to block out pain and discomfort. If you attend a treatment or rehab program, you learn how to cope with negative events in a healthy way, so that breakups or job losses do not lead to relapse. But there is perhaps one issue that is…

Suicides Rates Rise in Tennessee —and Other Unexpected Locations

It’s not something any community wants to see: suicide rates trending up, up, up. But it’s also not something to be ignored, particularly when treatment options like Lakeside Hospital in Memphis are right in our backyard. Tennessee’s suicide rate is the highest it has been in five years, according to the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network….