Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

2013-11-12 16.11.22

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV. Technology is probably one of the hottest topics in health care today.  Electronic medical records, medication scanning systems, meaningful use, quality measures reporting systems all dominate … [Read more...]

Highland TV Show Highlights Susan G. Komen and Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center

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. … [Read more...]

Healthy Easter Candy Alternatives for Your Children

From: More 4 Kids Easter candy is almost a tradition in most households. Every year moms try to decide what to give their kids for Easter. No doubt the kids would prefer candy and chocolate. However, it is a good idea to include some healhier alternatives. There are many healthy replacements for … [Read more...]

Emotional Addiction: Does this Effect You?

From: Psych Central By: Shannon Cutts In my continued exploration of habitual anxiety – specifically, mine – I have also noticed a far more disturbing habit at work within me. I have become addicted TO emotion itself. I am also starting to suspect I am not alone in this. Everything in our … [Read more...]

Depression: New Medications On The Horizon

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From: Psych Central With the advent of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the 1950s, depression treatment was revolutionized. These medicines target the monoamine system, including the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. For … [Read more...]

Use Your Envy As Helpful Life Tool

From: Psych Central By: Cherilynn Veland, LCSW, MSW Envy comes from people’s ignorance or lack of belief in their own gifts. ~ Jean Vanier People stereotype women as being brutally jealous and envious of each other. Remember the Anna Nicole Smith Guess ad? It says a lot. However, I disagree. … [Read more...]

Why We Can’t Stop Procrastinating, According to Science

From: The Week If you are constantly running late or finding yourself behind on deadline, admit it: You're a procrastinator. And you're not alone. A study in Psychological Bulletin by University of Calgary professor Piers Steel showed that the percentage of chronic procrastinators has grown from … [Read more...]

Do You Have Avoidant Personality Disorder Symptoms?

From: Psych Central People with avoidant personality disorder experience long-standing feelings of inadequacy and are extremely sensitive to what others think about them. These feelings of inadequacy leads to the person to be socially inhibited and feel socially inept. Because of these feelings of … [Read more...]

Mental Illness in Your Family and Learning to Let It Go as a Parent

From: Healthy Place By: Chrisa Hickey  The Easter weekend before Tim turned three, he got sick and we spent some “quality time” in an emergency room. My parents were visiting and while I was gone, my father, the neat freak, got restless and decided to vacuum my family room.  He moved a chair … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital Proud to Support BOLLYWOOD NIGHT

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The 4th Annual BOLLYWOOD NIGHT is scheduled for Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Charleston Civic Center. Highland Hospital is proud to support this fundraising event to benefit three local charities: Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center, Manna Meal, and WV Health Right. The objective of the Bollywood … [Read more...]

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms

From: Psych Central Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of … [Read more...]

Friendship: The Laws of Attraction

From: Psychology Today By: Karen Karbo My best friend, Olivia, and I met in a fiction-writing class many years ago. We bonded in an instant during the discussion of one poor soul's incomprehensible story involving a woman who'd undergone surgery and was described delicately as having lost "that … [Read more...]

When It’s All Too Much: Three Tips for Managing Stress

From: Good Therapy  Stress has always been a part of our lives. Forty years ago, people had stress and worry that were significantly different from what most of us have today. Without the Internet or cell phones, they were able to disconnect from every detail of their friends’ and … [Read more...]

3 Lessons from Making Mistakes at Work

From: Psych Central We regularly hear that making mistakes is key to learning, innovating and succeeding. But how often do you hear people actually discussing the details of their mistakes? That’s what inspired Jessica Bacal to interview women about their biggest blunders. As she writes … [Read more...]

Am I Manic? Take a Simple Quiz to Learn

From: Psych Central Use this brief test to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of mania or bipolar disorder, or for tracking your mania on a regular basis. Instructions: You can use this quiz on a weekly basis to track your moods. … [Read more...]

Quiz: Myths and Facts About Depression

From: Web MD  When you have depression, it's more than feeling sad. Intense feelings of sadness and other symptoms, like losing interest in things you enjoy, may last for a while. Depression is a medical illness, not a sign of weakness. And it's treatable. You may be worried about depression for … [Read more...]

Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side Effects

From: Psych Central A new report finds that domestic violence extends across socioeconomic boundaries and often involves children as innocent witnesses. In the nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence, researchers found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in … [Read more...]

25 Healing Herbs You Can Use Every Day

From: Prevention Magazine By: Tieraona Low Dog, MD Prepare your own proven remedies for whatever ails you. There are times when it might be smarter to use an herbal remedy than a pharmaceutical. For example, sometimes an herb offers a safer alternative. Take chamomile: The flowers have been used … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

2013-11-12 16.11.22

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV. It’s always great to share good news. The good news to celebrate this week is that our outpatient business, Highland Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (otherwise known as Process Strategies), was … [Read more...]

Highland TV Show Highlights Jr. Achievement and Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association

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. … [Read more...]