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Blog Entries - tag: 'Mental health'

Gratitude Post 8: Grateful Teens

Some folks may chuckle a bit to see a blog post entitled "Grateful Teens."  After all, the moodiness and questioning characteristics of adolescence often challenge adults so much that they sometimes overshadow the way we think about teens.  The fact is, read more …

Gratitude Challenge Day 2 Post: Rosalyn Carter's Work in Mental Health

Posted on: November 3, 2013 8:00 am
Tags: News, Therapy, Psychiatric, Mental health, Behavioral health, Counseling, Anti stigma, Walden
Today, we are grateful to Rosalyn Carter, for a lifetime of civil and determined work against stigmatizing and marginalizing persons with mental illnesses.  Her 2010 book Within Our Reach:  Ending the Mental Health Crisis with co-authors Susan read more …

Don't Neglect Your Behavioral Health: Walden on Comcast Newsmakers

Posted on: November 24, 2012 8:02 am
Tags: News, Mental health, Behavioral health, Problem drinking, Substance use

View our video with Comcast Newsmakers regarding services in Charles County and Charlotte Hall for substance abuse and mental health issues as well as our message regarding the importance of not neglecting behavioral and mental wellness.

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Video Pick of the Week: Dr. Vikram Patel on Mental Health for All

Posted on: November 5, 2012 7:02 pm
Tags: Mental health, Behavioral health, Promising practices and research, Walden
Walden's video pick of the week features psychiatrist Dr. Vikram Patel presenting a short Ted Talk on the need for mental health services world-wide, shortages of professionals world-wide, and alternatives that provide complimentary care utilizing lay health read more …

Facebook Depression? Mental Health On-Line

Posted on: October 12, 2012 12:32 am
Tags: Mental health, Behavioral health, Promising practices and research, Walden, Addiction
As Newsweek writer Tony Dokoupil indicates in his article iCrazy, published 7/16/12, speculation about the potentially harmful impacts of internet use are “at least as old as hyperlinks.”  Questions about the “link” between Facebook and depression read more …

Congratulations to Walden's first Mental Health First Aid graduates!

Posted on: October 7, 2012 8:55 pm
Tags: News, Mental health, Walden, Mental health first aid
Walden congratulates the volunteers of the WARM program who completed Mental Health First Aid this week!  In this 12 hour certification course, graduates learned more about recognizing and offering a "first aid" response to individuals suffering from read more …

Walden Welcomes Psychiatrist Arlene Paden, M.D. as Medical Director

Posted on: October 7, 2012 8:38 pm
Tags: News, Mental health, Walden, Psychiatry
 Dr. Arlene Paden, M.D. joined Walden’s staff as Medical Director in September 2012. She will be providing psychiatric services to patients as well as acting as Medical Director for Walden’s emerging Community Mental Health Clinic services in Charlotte read more …

About Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Posted on: July 15, 2012 1:14 am
Tags: Counseling, Mental health, Behavioral health, Depression, Self-injury, Cutting, Walden
Contributed by LS Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraPerhaps the first public figure to talk about self-injury was Princess Diana of England.  For Diana, self-injury and bulimia were connected to depression and the overwhelming pressure of read more …

Music: a Mental Health Tool

Contributed by LS Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraThose of us who play a favorite song to feel better-- or a sad song to reflect on a personal loss-- know that music and mood can go hand-in-hand.  Dr. Galina Mindlin, MD, PhD has read more …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …