• June Is the Month For World Elder Abuse Awareness Jul 03, 2017

    In many countries and communities around the world, the proportion of young people is becoming smaller while the proportion of older people is increasing. Unfortunately, because of the increase in older people, there will be a substantial increase in elder abuse worldwide. Inaugurated in 2006 by the United Nations National Assembly, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15th) attempts to inform the entire world of this growing problem.

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  • What can you do for mental health month? May 31, 2017

    What can you do for mental health month? May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and that means its time to focus on the other half of our personal selves that we neglect too often. As a society within America, we are undoubtedly focused on living a healthy lifestyle, but more often than not it is geared towards the physical aspects of our body. Eating healthy is absolutely a positive for the body as well, but we tend to overlook one area: our minds and mental wellbeing.

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  • Good Mental Health Nutrition Apr 24, 2017

    What we put into our bodies can always affect us in different ways.  Some individuals may be highly sensitive to sugar or gluten, while others may have issues being allergic to eggs or shellfish. The nutrients we also receive from food can impact us negatively or positively, which makes what we eat on a daily basis very important. You cannot live on a diet of ice cream or fatty foods and not expect to gain weight and experience some medical issues down the road. It may be fine at first, but overall you will likely not be in the best of health.

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  • When Health Issues Become Mental Health Issues Mar 24, 2017

    When interacting with individuals who discuss psychiatric issues, we may often hear the phrases “Mental Health Issues” and “behavioral health” used interchangeably. While it may have been less clear in the past as to what each phrase or concept represented, in more recent times, medical professionals, doctors and mental health specialists have come to recognize that each of these problems is a different category, focused on specific differences. In order to better understand why each issue is different, and how they are focused on individually, w e should look a bit closer as to their meanings.

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  • Advocacy Center’s Support Mar 13, 2017

    Thank You Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center for supporting Palms Behavioral Health. We appreciate your help and are proud to be a supporter of the community.

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  • Can One Phone Call Help? Feb 13, 2017

    How does a person get mental health help? Can one phone call really make a difference? When it comes to struggling with mental health issues, there is no doubt that picking up your cell phone or home phone and dialing a number for help or to get answers is a key element towards recovery.  Many men and women make the mistake of suffering in silence, thinking that there may be no hope for their particular situation; they could even be afraid of ridicule or the stigmas that are often associated with these types of conditions

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  • Does Your Child Need Mental Health Help? Dec 19, 2016

    When it comes to mental health issues in children, it is important to realize that these problems can often be mistaken for behavioral challenges that may be unrelated. As a parent it truly can be difficult trying to figure out what these issues may or may not be, especially without any guidance. By the same token, it is also important to understand how serious mental health issues can affect children and adolescents, especially when it is left untreated for years at a time.

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  • Geriatric Depression Sep 28, 2016

    Depression is often a natural part of our emotional canvas, one of many emotions that we can experience within normal parameters. You may have a bad day at work and feel a bit depressed. You may have had plans that got cancelled and you ended up feeling disappointed and a bit sad. Ultimately, the point is that it is normal to feel some depression now and then, and it can be determined by not only our circumstances, but also what we eat, our environment and other outside factors.

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  • Benefits of Psychiatry Sep 28, 2016

    The state of our nation when it comes to mental health issues is a bit precarious.  While the country has made greater strides within the past 50 years in terms of how we perceive individuals with mental health challenges, as well as investing in better treatments and methods of discovery, there is still much to be addressed. There are still numerous stigmas associated with having mental health issues, especially in places such as the average workplace, the military and other venues. 

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  • Human Trafficking Sep 28, 2016

    One of the more serious issues that the world has been facing, and one that one is not often in the public eye, has been the subject of human trafficking. In short, human trafficking is essentially a form of modern-day slavery, where women and sometimes men are coerced or forced against their will to become involved with commercial sex acts or various types of labor.  While this might seem to be more of an issue in other parts of the world, especially in poorer countries, the reality is that it also happens here within the United States.

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