Posts Tagged ‘Brookhaven Hospital’

By On February 17th, 2017

Caregivers need care too!

 Friday, February 17th is National Caregiver’s Day. It is important to recognize that caregivers are an important part of the recovery process. Caregivers experience high stress which can affect their physical and mental health causing illness and problems which can interfere with their ability to provide support and care to their loved one in the…


By On January 10th, 2017

Bariatric surgery might not bring positive life transformation

It’s impossible to be part of our culture, and not get ensnared in the cycle of striving for happiness. If we attain a certain possession, begin a new relationship or lose weight then our life will be transformed, and we will be happy. Of course, what usually happens once we attain one thing, it is…


By On May 13th, 2016

Brookhaven Hospital will be on KJRH Channel 2: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Brookhaven Hospital has been asked by Channel 2, KJRH news, to participate in a story about the opioid epidemic. Brookhaven team members will be in the KJRH studio and available by phone during the 5 pm and 6 pm newscasts on Tuesday, May 17th, to answer questions from viewers about addiction to prescription drugs. Addiction…


By On May 7th, 2016

Prince’s Death: A greater problem exposed

We have written about the role of substance abuse, addiction and mental health problems as the cause of death in many people in the public eye. Our list includes:  Amy Winehouse, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, and many others. Yet, with Prince’s death we found ourselves waiting, or maybe, not wanting to write…


By On May 5th, 2016

Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Fashion and Talent Showcase

Tomorrow on Friday, May 6th, is an event you will not want to miss: the Thirteenth Annual Fashion and Talent show hosted by the Mental Health Association Oklahoma. The Mental Health Association Oklahoma hosts many worthwhile events throughout the year. This event, though, as Chief Executive Officer, Mike Brose, will tell you, represents the heart…


By On April 22nd, 2016

Suicide Rate Up 24% Since 1999

Probably because, along with many of you, I am remembering Prince upon his passing yesterday, the song “1999” floated through my head when I read the CDC’s latest report on suicide rates. For more reason than one, I wouldn’t mind traveling back to 1999 today. Sadly, our rates of death by suicide are up in…


By On November 21st, 2015

Brookhaven’s Professional Seminar Series

Part of my job as Education Outreach Coordinator is organizing our ongoing Seminar Series.  Lately, the topics of our seminars have related directly to my life. Earlier this month, Joanna Majka, from the Tristesse Grief Center, presented “Exploring the Grief Experience.”  Next month, Sheri Mashburn will present, “The Benefits of a Therapy Dog Team” on…


By On April 25th, 2014

Delays in Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Men

Early intervention tends to improve the outcome of most diseases and disorders.  This proves to be a challenge when it comes to the diagnosis of men and eating disorders according to a recent small qualitative study.  Because of cultural views that stereotype eating disorders as a women’s disorder, the men themselves as well as their…

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