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Leadership Spotlight: Dr. Ahmed

Although not new to Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, our Leadership Spotlight focuses on the achievement of our very own attending psychiatrist to the position of Medical Director. Dr. Ahmed completed his residency at Rutgers University—Newark, NJ, is board-certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., and is a member of the American Society […]

Art for the Soul

  Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital recognizes and honors the benefit of expressing oneself on mental health, it is an integral part of our treatment plan here. For more information on benefits of Art therapy for mental health, click on the link below. 5 benefits of art therapy for mental health

Resolve to be Resolute in 2021

2021 opened its door a little more slowly and with a little more caution than the new year in years past. A pandemic, civil unrest and financial worries for many due to job loss are just a few of the major concerns that marked the start of our new year. Lots of us didn’t even […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update for Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital

Prior to the coronavirus vaccine being available to the general public, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital will be providing COVID-19 Vaccination as soon as it is available to all front line caregivers and employees. Once we are supplied with the vaccine we’ve developed an implementation process and are prioritizing distribution to front line teams and then […]

How to Talk to Children About Suicide: An Age-by-Age Guide

“You can’t prompt suicide by talking about it or asking about it,” says Thea Gallagher, clinic director at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: Losing a teenager to suicide, before you even know anything is wrong. Parents […]

The Mental Health of Healthcare Workers during COVID-19; Resources and Support

Working within high stress environments is familiar for emergency room and intensive care staff. Frontline healthcare workers have been trained to maintain focus and perform complicated procedures while responding to gunshot wounds, heart attacks, and patients coding. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic introduces a new challenge, a chronic stress and pervasive uncertainty that threatens both the […]

Will COVID-19 Make Seasonal Affective Disorder Worse?

A Yale Medicine expert explains seasonal affective disorder and how COVID-19 may impact it. For some people, the winter months, which bring fewer daylight hours, can trigger a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Medical experts worry that the added stresses from COVID-19 might impact SAD symptoms. But, treatment is available, read on […]

Guide to Mental Health Care for People Who are Transgender

Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the second week of November, is a one-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Gwendolyn Ann Smith began Transgender Day of Remembrance in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in 1998. 75% of transgender youth report they feel unsafe at […]