Exploring the Connection Between Stress and Alcoholism for Stress & Alcohol Awareness Months Some stress is normal and it is not always associated with something negative (i.e. getting married can be a stressful event, but it is also a happy, celebratory moment in a person’s life). However, if … [Read more...] about The Link Between Stress and Alcoholism
Carrier Clinic's Webinar Series On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Carrier Clinic’s Director of Clinical Social Services, Mindy Altschul, LCSW, hosted a webinar on Understanding Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. This post provides a breakdown of the information discussed during the webinar. Skip down to … [Read more...] about Understanding Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
Brain Awareness Week March 12-18, 2018 is Brain Awareness Week (though some places “celebrate” for the entire month). According to the Society for Neuroscience, the Brain Awareness Campaign is a global campaign first launched by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives that celebrates the human … [Read more...] about Brain Science at Carrier Clinic
In February, an organization of Sussex County teens, known as Happy Cases, visited Carrier Clinic® and brought with them 90 care packages for the teen residents of Carrier Clinic's East Mountain Youth Lodge. The group raised money and then tie-dyed pillowcases and filled them with fuzzy socks, … [Read more...] about Happy Cases offer Carrier Clinic teens comfort and hope
Adolescent Hospital Admissions on the Rise Adolescent admissions for inpatient psychiatric care has risen over 54% in the United States in the last five years. And, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, the percentage of younger children and teens … [Read more...] about Teen Suicide: How Do We Save Our Kids?
Heart to Heart Board offers encouragement to new patients; is a part of the treatment process for current patients “Congrats on taking your first step toward recovery! If you’re anything like me, it was a very tough decision to make.” – Anonymous letter from a former Carrier Clinic® Blake Recovery … [Read more...] about Blake Recovery Center™ shares hope through new initiative
If you find that the winter stress puts you on an emotional sleigh ride, it may be just the right time to plot some new directions and settle down to a calmer, stress-free, healthier you.Issues that loom large each November and December often carry through to January, February, and March. On … [Read more...] about Seasonal Changes for the better!
Navigating the increasingly frantic demands of the winter season can get oneself hungry. Not for food coated in sugar and drowning in chocolate–but the kind that’s warm to the soul and filling to the stomach. Better yet, if it’s healthy and nutritional. The kind of food that resets your spirits from … [Read more...] about Fill your stomach. Nourish your brain.
What’s the four letter word that beats stress? GIVE. Ever Heard of Giving Tuesday? Each year, on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving--and the chaos of “Black Friday”--people all over the world take a step back from all that GETTING, choosing instead to participate in an international day of … [Read more...] about The Power of G I V E
A Holistic Approach to Mental Health Carrier Clinic®, an NJ psychiatric hospital and recovery center, is dedicated to holistic well-being – mental, physical and spiritual – so our patients experience better health overall. Long recognized for its protective role in physical health, spiritual … [Read more...] about Incorporating Spirituality in Mental Illness and Addiction Treatment