18th Annual Kanawha City Health Fair set for September 17th

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The 18th Annual Kanawha City Health Fair brought to you by Highland Hospital is scheduled for September 17, 2014 from 7:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. in the Highland Gymnasium at 300 56th Street in Kanawha City. This annual Health Fair is a great opportunity to get your annual physical at a nominal price. … [Read more...]

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Staff

From: WBOY Clarksburg, WV...Highland-Clarksburg Hospital celebrated its one year anniversary on Tuesday with a special employee celebration.Employees who have worked with the hospital since the beginning were honored, and all the attendees celebrated the progress made since the hospital … [Read more...]

Preschool Figure Drawings Correlate With IQ a Decade Later

 From: Psych Central A four-year-old child’s drawings of a person can possibly reveal their intelligence levels then and also a decade later, according to a new study at Kings’ College London. But parents shouldn’t worry if their child draws poorly, as it isn’t the only way to determine … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital Proud to Support the Horace Mann ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ 5K

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Highland Hospital is proud to support the 'Fly Like an Eagle' 5K and 2-Mile Walk on August 23, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Horace Mann Middle School (HMMS). The HMMS PTO is sponsoring the event as a fundraiser for the school. We love supporting our neighbors in Kanawha City. Find ALL the … [Read more...]

WV DHHR Not Giving Up in Battle Over Management: Editorial

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From: The Journal The following is an Editorial from The Journal out of Martinsburg, WV. Earlier this month, it appeared an ongoing confrontation over management of West Virginia's two state mental hospitals had been averted. Now, it appears one of the parties - the state Department of Health and … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Navigating Heartbreak

From: Psych Central Rejection is a part of life — a painful part. Intimate relationships involve vulnerability and risk, and the ending of a relationship causes many to seek professional help and guidance. The following is by no means an exhaustive list, but includes some suggestions to … [Read more...]

Answering Children’s Questions about Foster Care

From: Psych Central By: Paul C. Milford, MSW, RCSWI  Recently, a colleague came to me for advice on addressing a very tough question from a child: Why don’t I live with mommy anymore? With roughly 400,000 children in out-of-home placements in the United States, this is a question that gets … [Read more...]

Nature is a Profound Therapy for Depression

From: Healthy Place By: Erin Schulthies My head is a labyrinth. I’m always judging myself, thinking about my past or worrying about the future. I feel trapped in my head — a classic sign of depression. Earlier today I couldn’t sort my thoughts out to write this blog post. I thought I was … [Read more...]

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital to Celebrate One Year Anniversary

The staff of Highland-Clarksburg Hospital (HCH) are proud on their accomplishments and plan to celebrate accordingly on Tuesday August 19, 2014. It was one year ago that HCH began seeing patients as they opened their 35-bed Child & Adolescent Unit on August 19, 2013.  Since then, the staff at … [Read more...]

Three Tips to Teach Your Child Emotional Intelligence

From: Psych Central By: Jonice Webb Emotional Intelligence (EI)is your ability to manage and understand emotions and relationships, your own as well as others’. Research has shown that Emotional Intelligence is more vital to life success and satisfaction than general intelligence. This makes … [Read more...]

Why Optimistic Leaders Build the Healthiest Companies

From: Inc. What can optimism do for you? Optimism happens to be our brand and a philosophical approach to life. But it can also be a powerful leadership strategy for your business. In the coming months, I’ll be writing about our company’s experience spreading the power of optimism and how … [Read more...]

The Power of the Mind: Can Meditation Really Slow Ageing?

From: Psy Post Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so. It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Get Ahead of ADHD and Anxiety

From: Everyday Health There are many things that can cause anxiety in my household. Right now it’s school starting, but it could just as easily be a big project, public performance, the reflection in the mirror, social standing, or if the stove was left on by accident. Whether the subject is big … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

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Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV.  Until recently, it’s been unusual for acute care providers like hospitals to think about post-acute care, which in plain English means care after discharge from the hospital. But, new pressures on … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Be Kind to Ourselves Every Day

From: Psych Central Some people believe that if we push through the pain or are critical or even cruel with ourselves, we’ll be more successful and get things done. But being hard on ourselves only leads to depression and anxiety, said Jennifer Kogan, LICSW, a psychotherapist who works with … [Read more...]

The Importance of Having a Friend to Talk You Down

From: Psych Central By: Michael Hedrick I’m stable. At least that’s how I usually am. In the eight years I’ve lived with schizophrenia I’ve managed to find a pretty strong footing for my life. I take my meds and go to therapy and practice my social skills and hell, I even have a job, … [Read more...]

Highland TV Show Highlights ‘Boots on the Ground’ Conference

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...]

What Can Parents Do When OCD Sneaks In?

From: Psych Central  Megan felt miserable. She and her family had relocated in the middle of the school year to another city. She was missing her friends and changes were difficult for her. It seemed the problems began one morning when she was getting ready for school. While washing her hair, she … [Read more...]

Can money buy happiness?

From: Psy Post If survey data are to be trusted, there’s a surprisingly weak relationship between money and happiness. As national incomes rise, happiness does not increase. Consider this: happiness in the United States has been stable for the past 50 years, although at the same time living … [Read more...]

Staying Cool and Confident Under Pressure

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From: Mind Tools "So, Susan, your report indicates you support forging ahead with the expansion, but have you considered the impact this will have on our customers? Surely you remember the fiasco in Dallas last year when they tried the same type of project?" Yikes! If you're Susan, you're likely … [Read more...]