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Brook Lane accepts first patient into new Child & Adolescent High Acuity Respite Pilot Program: could be replicated and expanded across the state

Brook Lane, Western Maryland’s largest non-profit mental health system is excited to announce that it has accepted the first resident into a new Child & Adolescent High Acuity Respite (Residential) Program.

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Brook Lane and Meritus Consider Opportunities to Partner

Supporting a growing community need for mental health services: Brook Lane and Meritus consider opportunities to partner, enhance care for region and state

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Self-Care Solace: Nurturing Wellness and Combating Loneliness

The holidays are almost over and the hustle and bustle of the season is coming to a close. The increased interactions with loved ones will soon be replaced with regular routines and much less social engagement.  It is an opportune time to shed some light on the challenges faced by those grappling with loneliness, particularly the elderly.

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Social Boundaries and Holiday Health: Caring for Yourself and Others

It has been said for many years that the holiday season comes earlier every year. Stores are flooded with festive merchandise before Halloween is even over. Songs and hymns such as the old familiar tune “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” play in stores, offices and on radio stations.

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Minority Mental Health Equity

July is recognized as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell. Bebe Moore Campbell co-founded the National Alliance on Mental Illness Urban Los Angeles, advocating for mental health education and support for minority groups.

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How to Implement Behavioral Activation in Your Life

Many people seek therapy when their mental health becomes unmanageable, such as when they or their family members begin noticing the symptoms they are facing cause significant distress or impairment in their social or occupational functioning.

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How Mindfulness Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

If you have ever been in therapy, read a self-help book, or engaged in some sort of religious or spiritual practice, chances are that you have heard of mindfulness. But even if you recognize the term, you may still be unclear about the what, why and how of mindfulness. Considering the abundance of research on the benefits of mindfulness, it’s worth learning more, and perhaps integrating a mindfulness practice into your life.

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Summertime is the Perfect Time for Self-Care

In a world that keeps ever changing, one thing is certain: self-care is a vital aspect of our day-to-day lifestyle. Self-care is an intentional and mindful process of choosing to do something that is specifically designed for yourself that allows you to generate a sense of satisfaction. In a world that pressures us to be constantly on the move and needing to adapt to the environment all around us, this practice of taking care of oneself can be rather challenging.

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What is Addiction: What, How and When of Getting Help

When thinking about addiction, what is the first thing that comes to mind? I’d guess the first thought would be those stereotypes of stumbling and slurred speech. What might surprise you is the clinical definition of an addiction.

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The Importance of Sleep on Our Mental Health

Have you ever heard the expression that someone who is in a bad mood “woke up on the wrong side of the bed?” There is a lot of science that supports this statement. Sleep is a very important part of our lives.

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