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Regional Mental Health Center: Understanding Recovery

Regional-Mental-Health-Center-Understanding-RecoveryEvery day I wake up knowing someone’s life will be changed. I live it-not only for myself, but also for the clients I serve in the Recovery Matters Unit at Regional Mental Health Center.

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Regional Health Clinic Celebrates New Clinic Opening with Ribbon Cutting


Regional Health Clinic celebrated the opening of its newest location with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday in Merrillville. This location is the first federally qualified health center in Southern Lake County and the fourth federally qualified health center to be opened by Regional Mental Health Center.

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Porter Regional Hospital Hosting 'Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders' Program in September

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Mood and anxiety disorders during and after pregnancy are a very real problem for millions of women in the U.S. Porter Regional Hospital is offering a free program to the community with an expert speaker to help navigate the complex questions around this topic.

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You Know You Should Quit Smoking, So What’s the Hold up?


Smoking increases your risk for health problems and diseases. Also keep in mind that the average smoker who is actually able to live to age 75 has 5.8 fewer teeth than a non-smoker. Along with highly addictive nicotine, cigarette smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals.

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New Regional Health Clinic in Merrillville Offers Variety of Services to the Community


Access to primary healthcare and additional services is something many struggle with. In some areas, the availability of basic care is limited or unaffordable. For those in the Merrillville area, Regional Mental Health Center has opened a new clinic located on Taft Street, capable of serving a wide variety of healthcare needs.

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Lifelong Community Mental Health Care Advocate Honored by Regional Mental Health Center


Regional Mental Health Center (Regional) recently dedicated its Merrillville Outpatient Services clinic as the Borto Building of Regional Mental Health Center at a ceremony on July 20, 2017. The dedication honored late board member, Ronald Borto, for his twenty-nine years of service and commitment to community mental health care.

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Regional Mental Health: How We Can Help Those with PTSD

lucinda-francoIn honor of National PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Day, which is Tuesday, June 27, we need to take time to understand what those living with PTSD experience and what can be done to help those suffering. Posttraumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that some develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as a natural disaster, car accident or assault. According to the National Center for PTSD, it is even more common after certain types of trauma, like combat and sexual assault.

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St. Catherine Hospital, Mental Health America Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental Health America of Lake County is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the communities it serves by providing programs and services to families dealing with mental health issues.

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Regional Mental Health Center Hosts 2017 Mental Health Awareness Luncheon


Regional Mental Health Center held their annual Mental Health Awareness Luncheon at Avalon Manor on Thursday. The audience was full of interested parties from Northwest Indiana who shared lunch and learned about the importance of mental health.

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Franciscan Health: Focus On - Seasonal Affective Disorder

Franciscan-Health-Focus-On-Seasonal-Affective-DisorderSeasonal Affective Disorder, commonly called SAD, doesn’t just occur when the days get shorter and colder, it also can happen when they are longer and warmer, said Jean Lubeckis, a Franciscan Alliance licensed mental health therapist.

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New Program To Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

New-Program-To-Help-Pregnant-Women-Quit-Smoking-2017_01Mental Health America of Lake County (MHALC), a non-profit prevention and early intervention agency, is trained and certified to offer Baby & Me – Tobacco Free Programtm, a program aimed at helping pregnant women quit smoking.

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