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By On November 21st, 2012

Coping With the Holiday Blues

Holidays are a time of joy and togetherness for families and friends across the nation, but for an individual without those social lines, it can be a time of loneliness and sadness causing a sense of the “blues”. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that 35 million Americans will be affected by depression in their lifetime,…

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By On November 19th, 2012

Overcoming Stress

Brookhaven’s own Outreach Coordinator, Johnathan Hines recently published a book titled “Overcoming Stress: From a Cook Point View Point”.  Johnathan’s book addresses the main causes of stress in an easy layout that allows individuals to identify, address and overturn the negativity related to stress into something that is manageable and easily able to be conquered.…

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By On November 12th, 2012

It’s in the Genes, Not in the Jeans

Recently published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, a study was conducted on the topic of thin idealization between twins. Kelly Klump, Ph.D., of Michigan State University of Lansing and her colleagues, conducted a study on female twins that found that between the ages of 12 and 22 years of age, identical (monozygotic) twins…

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By On October 1st, 2012

Brookhaven on the Road in October

The month of October offers a packed schedule of events for the staff at Brookhaven Hospital and several opportunities for you to connect with us in the community. Starting on the 2nd day of the month, we will be exhibiting at the 19th Annual Case Management Society of America Oklahoma Chapter conference being held at…

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By On September 24th, 2012

The Weight is Lifted

September 24-28th has been identified by the Binge Eating Disorder Association as National Weight Stigma Awareness Week. Dieting and trying to control one’s weight is an issue that some individuals face with the passing of everyday, so this week is dedicated to those whom struggle with any negative body images and encourages them to lift…

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By On September 10th, 2012

Jerry Sandusky Brings HPD to the Spotlight

Former Penn State Assistant Football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was recently brought into the spotlight when charges were filed alleging  that  he  abused at least ten boys over a span of many years.  In the court, his defense attorneys stated that he possessed a mental illness called Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD), which was related to his…

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By On August 17th, 2012

Abusive Relationships: Their True Toll

  Relationships are the bonds that we willfully create to connect to those around us, but how do we determine when those bonds are no longer healthy for us? Any healthy relationship whether it is parental, sibling, friendship or romantic should revolve around respect and trust for the other person.  Consideration for the other parties…

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By On August 10th, 2012

Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

  Optimism is a mental attitude that interprets situations in a positive manner of thinking, where the best possible outcome will occur. An individual who always chooses to be optimistic or ‘to make lemonade out of lemons’ is going to have overall better physical and mental health than their neighbor who chooses to always disassociate…

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