LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Resources

Learn More at afsp.org/lgbtq

Is COVID-19 Affecting Your Teen’s Mental Health?

Social distancing can magnify symptoms of depression and anxiety. Learn more.

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Cutroni

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please take a few minutes to read about how we can all prevent suicide.

We Can All Prevent Suicide

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Announcing Women’s Connection Inpatient Unit

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is excited to announce the opening of our Women’s Connection inpatient unit.

The Women’s connection program provides a safe and nurturing environment for women 18 and older. Treatment is comprehensive and individualized, focusing on crisis stabilization, mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and postpartum depression. Our continuum of care offers a gradual step-down to our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offering ongoing support.

We welcome referrals form families, physicians, healthcare providers, and the community.

Please call our Intake Center with any questions or to set up a free, confidential assessment at 774-314-3490.

Mental Health Awareness Month

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Covid -19 has caused a serious economic downturn and tremendous social changes impacting the mental health of all ages.  This has resulted in an overall spike in suicide.  In addition,

  • 67% of people report higher levels of stress since the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • 57% say they have greater anxiety since the outbreak.
  • 54% say they are more emotionally exhausted.
  • 53% say they feel sadness day-to-day.
  • 50% feel they are more irritable.
  • 42% report their overall mental health has declined.

With such impact on mental health it has become necessary for individuals to seek support for themselves and others.  We are here for you 24-7. Making one phone call is all it takes to get the support needed.  Call: (844) 319-0000 now.

What are we doing to combat COVID-19?

Mental health and addiction treatment should not be delayed, and we are taking every precaution possible while continuing to offer needed treatment in a safe way to you or a loved one.

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is following CDC guidelines, as well as that of state and local public health departments.

Every patient, family member, and visitor who comes to our facilities is screened for COVID-19 with a Symptom Questionnaire and by having their temperature taken. This ensures that people with symptoms of COVID-19 are recognized promptly and actions are taken to guarantee that illness is not introduced or spread.

Staff and patients are monitored daily for COVID-19 symptoms and are screened with a temperature check as well as the Symptom Questionnaire and are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill. Mask wearing, hand hygiene, social distancing, and environmental deep cleaning continues to be top priorities for us and occurs on a regular basis 7 days a week.

How does this impact patients?

We are committed to high quality, compassionate care, and that will not change.  We remain available 24/7 to screen and accept patients into all our inpatient and outpatient programs.

What You Can Do to Prevent Virus Spread

  1. Notify staff if you have a fever or are feeling sick. The hospital may ask you to stay home.
  2. Notify staff if you have reason to believe you have been in contact with an infected person.
  3. Wash your hands often with either soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  4. Routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home (doorknobs, light switches, countertops).
  5. Follow social distancing guidelines.
  6. Wear a mask.

 



Additional Resources

HBM is Hosting a Mental Health Special Interest Group

Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy works with schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the Board of Allied Health about relevant concerns in our profession. This will bring the opportunity for professionals to get together and discuss relevant topics in health care.

Meetings will be held every third Tuesday of the month. Watch for upcoming topics of interest.

$10 for non-members, all disciplines are welcome.

First meeting to be held March 17th 5:30p-7:30p for our first meet and greet and planning session

To register, email Sean Hourihan @ [email protected]

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is Celebrating our 1st Anniversary

February 15th, 2019 we started with a few patients. But now we are MANY and GROWING, not only in numbers, but also in talents, creativity and HEART.

In addition to celebrating our 1 year Anniversary, we are in the process of opening new programs for both inpatient and outpatient!

The achievements of this hospital are the results of the combined efforts of each individual working here.  Congratulations to the staff and families of Hospital for Behavioral Medicine.

Coming Soon: Women’s Connections

Women’s Connections: Specialized Behavioral Health Care

The Women’s Connection Program provides a safe and nurturing environment where women 18 and older can offer each other hope and support as they begin the healing process.
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