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Blog Entries - June 2012

Loneliness, Getting Older and Potential Risks to Health

The Archives of Internal Medicine published two studies in mid June that point to loneliness as a potential risk to health.  One of the studies looked at people aged 45 and up who had a high risk of heart disease or who had already been diagnosed with heart read more …

Lex Leader features Walden's Welcome to Your Health Home project

Thanks to a grant from Maryland's Community Health Resources Commission, Walden is able to work with primary care partners Medstar St. Mary's Hospital and Greater Baden Medical Systems to co-locate behavioral health interventionist staff within the Get read more …

Recovery Discovery Walk 2012 Set for October 27th!

Posted on: June 27, 2012 5:08 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
Put on some walking shoes and come on down to Leonard Hall Recreation Center on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 to join us for our 2nd Recovery Discovery Walk event!Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with light refreshments, and our easy 1.25 mile Discovery Walk read more …

Recovery Block Party is September 16th, 1-4 p.m.!

Posted on: June 27, 2012 4:50 pm
Tags: News, Walden events, Friends & alumni activities
Recovery happens.  Recovery is contagious.  Recovery gets even better with time. Recovery is worth it!In Millison Plaza in Lexington Park, in front of the Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center, Walden will host our first ever Recovery Block Party on read more …

July Calendar for Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center posted!

Take a look at the "hot" recovery action in Lexington Park at Beacon of Hope this July here!  New this month:  Recovery Block Party and Recovery Walk Prep meetings on July 9th, 23th and 30th, 5:30 to 7 p.m.!

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Honoring National PTSD Awareness Day June 27, 2012

Today is National PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Day.  For many Americans, living with PTSD is a daily reality-- for them and for their loved ones.   About 3.5% of American adults experience PTSD in any given year.Those impacted by PTSD, read more …

Walden and Van Go on the Road in Charles County Together

Posted on: June 27, 2012 10:05 am
Tags: News, Psychiatric, Mental health, Charles county, Waldorf, Treatment, Van go, Sayin it loud
Many thanks to Sayin It Loud for the help with putting Walden on the road with Van Go! We hope that this roving ad will help let folks in Charles County know about our outpatient substance abuse and mental health services in our Waldorf Office and our read more …

“No Time to Lose” to Understand Connections Between Behavioral Health and Global Health

By L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraAccording to Peter Piot, world re-known epidemiologist of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the priorities of global public health are evolving to include greater attention to read more …

New Research on Hereditary Aspects of Alcoholism Sheds More Light on Risk Factors

By L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraA new study authored by John P. Rice of Washington University, to be published in September 2012’s issue of Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, is the first to document a link between read more …

Powerful People Disclose Mental Health Issues to Break “Taboo”

Contributed by L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraEarlier this month, two elected members of British Parliament, Kevan Jones and Charles Walker, spoke publicly about their personal experiences living with mental illness.  Mental health read more …

Beacon of Hope Calendar for June 2012

Posted on: June 15, 2012 12:53 pm
Tags: News, Friends & alumni activities

Please click to open our June calendar of events at the Beacon of Hope Recovery Community Center!

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New Study Finds Therapy for Depression over the Phone Helpful

Contributed by L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraWe have known for some time that therapy is a very effective tool for people struggling with depression.  We also know that people with a mental illness often delay getting help—the read more …

Positive Benefits of Professional Counseling — Too Many for One Post!

Contibuted by L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraMany of us may have experienced the relief of getting something “off our chest” with a trusted confidante. We may also have experienced the disappointment—an even hurt-- when we try read more …

Behavioral Health Blog

Posted on: June 11, 2012 8:52 pm
Tags: Top menu

Recovery Block Parties - Taking Recovery to the Streets!

Contributed by L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraFor people seeking recovery, finding a positive place within the recovery community can be life-saving. Removing the stigma of illness and helping people in recovery have positive read more …

Posted on: June 1, 2012 12:06 pm
Tags: Main menu

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