Do Comfort and Adventure Have to Be Mutually Exclusive?

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From: Psych Central By: Will  Donnelly “Which do you prefer, adventure or comfort?” I was asked recently, matter-of-factly, as if the two were mutually separate entities, and I, given the option to choose only one. I closed my eyes and I wondered. Now, at the age of 53, I see clearly that my answer is […]

3 Steps to Battle Self-Hatred

From: Psych Central By: Jenise Harmon, MSW, LISW-S  Dear Reader, If I were to sneak inside your head, just for a moment, what would I hear? At your darkest moment, when you’re all alone with your thoughts and your thoughts are the things of chaos, when you can’t sleep, and you are at your lowest, […]

Early Intervention Program Offers Hope for Youths With Psychosis

From: WNPR News  Yale University and the state are now offering a new treatment to young people living in the New Haven area who are experiencing psychotic symptoms. The treatment is also the subject of a soon-to-be-released study. People who suffer from psychosis often have their first psychotic episode sometime in their late teens or […]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV This week, I read an article about how small organizations can use their size to their advantage in meeting the challenges in health care today. I tend to agree in some respects, but certainly would argue that in some […]

House Bills Seek to Curb Overdose Deaths

From: Charleston Daily  Mail By: Whitney Burdette Charleston, WV…The House of Delegates is working on two pieces of legislation that could save lives. The House Health Committee on Thursday considered two pieces of legislation. House Bill 2009 would permit first responders to administer Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, to people experiencing overdoses, while House Bill 2045 […]

Highland TV Show Highlights WV Symphony League Fashion Show & Make-A-Wish

  Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way. The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink. The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17. […]

Men and Women Process Emotions in Different Ways: This Affects What They Remember

From: Psy Blog By: Dr. Jeremy Dean Men and Women Process Emotions in Different Ways: This Affects What They Remember — PsyBlog Women rate emotional images as more stimulating and are more likely to remember them than men, a new study finds. While strong emotions tend to boost memory for both men and women, this […]

3 Ways to Harness Your Brain’s Power & Change Your Life

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From: Psych Central By: Jonice Webb, Ph.D. Between psychology, medical science and neuroscience, we have never known so much about the human mind. Recently I’ve been amazed at the number and quality of studies which are showing us the amount of pure power our brains have; powers that are truly amazing. Powers that change the […]

Kids Struggling With Body Image Issues Earlier

From: Think Progress Many Americans may not realize that the media influences kids’ body image concerns from a very young age, according to a new brief that provides an overview of the existing research in the field. Researchers from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that reviews content targeted at kids, say that dozens of […]

Process Strategies in Search of Clinical Documentation Specialist

Process Strategies is in seach of a full-time Clinical Documentation Specialist. Closing date is Until Filled. JOB SUMMARY: Works in conjunction with therapists, case management, utilization review, compliance, Health Information Systems and other health team members to ensure medical record documentation reflects clinical treatment, decisions, and diagnosis for outpatient therapy services in accordance with regulatory […]