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Holiday Depression and How to Treat it with TMS

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Holiday Depression and How to Treat it with TMS
The professionals of MidValley Healthcare know that holiday depression can have a negative impact on the individual's psyche and ability to connect with others in an authentic, healthy manner. As such, they are pleased to provide patients with TMS to help mediate and limit the experience of negative emotions associated with depression.
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Addiction & It's Relationship To Mental Health

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Addiction & It's Relationship To Mental Health
When reaching the goal of fighting and preventing addiction, discovering the all of the possible reasons behind an addiction is necessary. Numerous studies have found that the correlation behind mental health and addiction should not be ignored; at times underlying mental health issues may cause an addiction, and at other times an addiction can bring on mental health issues.
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What to Do When Traditional Therapy Is Not Working
Therapy is one of the best ways to deal with stress and depression, but it may not work all the time. Nevertheless, the fact that therapy may not work in some cases does not mean that you are beyond redemption. There are several alternatives to therapy that may help you deal with psychological problems.
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What is Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment is a term that most people don't understand. Knowing your choices when considering treatments is one of the most important things to remember.
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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?

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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?
As the weather gets worse, so can your mental health. Here are some tips to help cope.
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3 More Apps

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I have three more apps you might be interested in. The first is called ReliefLink.  It has several relapse prevention planning features in one app. 1. Mood tracking plus suicidal thoughts. If the mood is low or suicidal thoughts are present, the app links to your previously made safety plan or other in app resources. 2.  Relaxation Exercises (relaxation and mindfulness)3. Relaxing Music--just hit play and you will hear calming music. Reallllly calm. It's soft so I th...
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Apps for ACT and Mindfulness

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In all IOP groups, we discuss the concept of mindfulness. We often practice this skill in group, but in order to be proficient in this skill, it is something to be practiced regularly. Both of these apps are available for apple and android.
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2 new apps

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There are two new apps from The National Center for Telehealth and Technology. Both are available from iTunes and Google play.  The first is Virtual Hope Box. From the website: "The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.Patients and providers can work together to...
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One Woman's Experience with Moderation Drinking

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Here's an article from Oprah's magazine about a woman who grew up with an alcoholic father, and eventually found herself not happy with her relationship with alcohol. She started working Moderation Management's program. Here's the link to Moderation Management's home page.
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Suicide Prevention

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With the untimely death of Robin Williams, there have been many articles and programs written about suicide of late. They're hard for me to take in. When I was just starting out in mental health in 1990, I went to hear a psychiatrist speak about new brain research on schizophrenia. While perhaps the good doctor was speaking in hyperbole, he said, "The 90s is the decade of the brain! There is every reason to believe we will have a cure for schizophrenia by the year 2000". At th...
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