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The Winter Blues: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a recurrent, seasonal pattern of depressive episodes. Most commonly, the episodes begin in the fall or winter and go away in the spring or summer, but for some people, the opposite is true. Some individuals become depressed in the summertime.

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Meet Danielle Roncone, Laurel Hall Hagerstown Therapist

Being a school student can be a very emotionally challenging time, particularly for those who have difficulty regulating their emotions. Having access to a mental health therapist can make all the difference in having a successful year.

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Michael Hann, MD New Chief Medical Officer

Michael C. Hann, MD joined the staff at Brook Lane as Chief Medical Officer on September 20, 2021. “I was looking for an organization with a strong sense of service,” says Dr. Hann. “Brook Lane has a long history in helping and serving others and I look forward to getting started in my new position.” 

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Is Substance Use Treatment the Same as Addictions Recovery?

Is substance use treatment actually addictions recovery? The answer to that question can be yes and no. So, what is treatment, if it is not necessarily recovery? And what is recovery, if it is not only treatment?

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My Road to Healing and Recovery: Jason Marren’s Success Story

Three years ago I was in the darkest time of my life and it kept getting darker. I was miserable and felt like I was failing. I was wearing a mask to hide my low self-esteem and self-confidence. Financial insecurities were making me anxious and I couldn’t sleep.

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Preparing Your Child for a Positive Start to the New School Year

As the summer quickly comes to a close, parents are preparing their children for the new school year. Many of us are still in a bit of a whirlwind from last school year and all of the new challenges we faced with quarantine, distanced learning, and the new COVID lifestyle.

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Taffy Clark Joins Brook Lane Leadership

Taffy Clark recently joined Brook Lane’s Leadership Team as our new Director of Quality. She brings with her more than 20 years of healthcare experience in a variety of different settings, and more than 13 years of experience in quality/risk and legal management.

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Grieving the Loss of a Child

July is Bereaved Parents Month. The worst trauma that can happen to anyone is the loss of a child, regardless of the age of the child or the circumstance. The loss of a child is different that other losses; it is an out-of-order, traumatic event.

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From the Depths of PTSD to Business Owner of Blackout Nuts & Candies: Mark Smith’s Success Story

I was diagnosed with PTSD nearly five years ago. It was so severe that it took me a year and a half, with the help of my therapist, to slowly start making progress. When I entered therapy, I couldn’t get out of the batter’s box.

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Vinnie Caesar Ensures Safe & Therapeutic Environment

Many of us wear more than one hat, but very few of us wear four or more on any given day. Vinnie Caesar does just that.

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