Highland Hospital Proud to Support the West Side Main Street OktoberWest

Highland Hospital is proud to support the West Side Main Street annual OktoberWest scheduled for October 11, 2014 from 4:00 -9:00 p.m. This is West Side Main Street's largest fundraiser of the year and it is just around the corner! OktoberWest, a fun version of the very popular Oktoberfest in … [Read more...]

How to Be Real Without Being Mean

From: Psych Central The mantra to “get real” has become popular nowadays — and for good reason. We live in a society where images rule and authenticity is reserved for blue jeans and ethnic recipes. We’re trained to polish and parade a false self that we think will garner acceptance and … [Read more...]

September is National Recovery Month

  From: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a … [Read more...]

Take the Childhood Emotional Neglect Test

From: Psych Central By: Jonice Webb During twenty years of practicing psychology, I started to see an invisible force from childhood which weighs upon people as adults. It’s a “non-event” which is unnoticeable and unmemorable, and yet leaves a profound mark upon the child which endures … [Read more...]

3 Steps for Changing Any Bad Habit or Forming Any Good One

From: Psychology Today Do you have a bad habit that you have been desperately trying to change for quite some time? Maybe it is quitting smoking or ending your love affair with donuts. Or maybe you are trying to cultivate a good habit such as going for daily runs or calling your mom more? Whatever … [Read more...]

Why Parents Shouldn’t Play Favorites

From: Psych Central New research from Brigham Young University shows that perceived preferential treatment of one child by parents can lead to alcohol, cigarette, and drug use by the less-favored children. That’s in families that aren’t very close to each other — what researcher Alex Jensen, … [Read more...]

8 Signs You Are Working Too Hard

From: Thin Difference Can you remember the last time you had a holiday? What about the last full weekend you spent that didn’t involve you checking your phone or email account on a regular basis? The chances are high that you’re not alone. In this technologically-driven day and age, work and … [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 Today, Lisa Layden, our COO/CFO, Jim Dissen, the Chairperson of our Highland Hospital Board of Trustees, and I participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We were challenged by Dr. Kiran Devaraj, our … [Read more...]

Addicted to Eating But Not to Foods

From: Psych Central  New research suggests people do not become addicted to donuts or sodas, but they can become addicted to eating for its own sake. UK researchers discovered the brain does not respond to nutrients in the same way as it does to addictive drugs such as heroin or cocaine. In other … [Read more...]

Highland TV Show Highlights the Fun Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health 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...]

Do You Say What You Mean?

From: Psychology Today There’s a scene in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” that simply and succinctly captures one reality about the truth. After catching the man she loves on a date with another woman, Diane Keaton is chased out of the restaurant by a guilty and distraught Jack … [Read more...]

When Children Remember 9/11/2001

From: Psych Central “Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” ~ Oscar Wilde. We don’t need to worry about forgetting. We have a part of the brain whose job it is to secure all information for future use.I work with children of all ages. I was on the air with a radio program … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital Featured on WSAZ Moms Everyday Segment

Highland Hospital was featured on WSAZ’s Moms Everyday segment on September 10, 2014. Moms Everyday is here to make Mom’s life easier. WSAZ accomplishs this with the help of a variety of news sources, community journalists, and comments and suggestions from Moms like you. Some of the … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital Proud to Support Walking Miracles

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Highland Hospital is proud to support Walking Miracles and their upcoming fundraising event. Wine Tasting and Art Auction is scheduled for September 26, 2014 at the Woodrums Building, 602 Virginaia Street East, Charleston, WV beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The Live Auction will begin at 5:30. Tickets … [Read more...]

3 Thorny Obstacles to Being Authentic

From: Psych Central By: John Amodeo, Ph.D. We long for intimate connections, which are essential for our emotional and physical health. But oftentimes we don’t know how to create the connections we desire. Summoning the courage to reveal what we’re experiencing inside allows people to see us … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital to Open Children’s PRTF Facility

From: Charleston Gazette By: Mackenzie Mays Staff Writer Charleston, WV...Highland Hospital plans to open a psychiatric residential treatment facility for children, with hopes that fewer families will have to travel out of state for services. Between 300 and 500 West Virginia children are … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital is Proud to Support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Highland Hospital and our family of companies is proud to support the West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders and their campaign 'GO GOLD'. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. WV Kids Cancer Crusaders is asking all of their supporters, both businesses and individuals to 'GO GOLD' and bring … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital Proud to Support the High School Webgame of the Week

Highland Hospital is proud to sponsor and support the High School Webgame of the week.  Highland Hospital has a long and rich tradition of supporting local high school student-athletes. We know it is not always easy to be a teenager. Care-free adventure and fun-filled times are sometimes replaced … [Read more...]

Understanding Different Approaches to Psychotherapy

From: Psych Central By: Lynn Margolies, Ph.D.   There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Use of one method or another depends on the psychologist’s or therapist’s training, style and personality. Some psychologists use one approach with all patients; others are eclectic, and … [Read more...]

Highland Highland Proud to Support the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter ‘Guys Night Out’

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Highland Hospital is proud to once again this year sponsor and support the Charleston, WV YWCA's 'Guys Night Out' event to benefit the Sojourner's Shelter. The event is set for October 25, 2014 at the McJunkin Redman Corporation outdoor field. Guys Night Out is in its 9th year and continues to be … [Read more...]