Suicide Prevention: How we can all help save lives

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death among those ages 10-34. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 support to those in crisis at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org) The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has an online library, resources and tools everyone should check…

Garden Therapy: Mental Health Benefits

Our patients really enjoy garden therapy and they have done an excellent job planting and maintaining the garden at Hartgrove this year! Lots of beautiful flowers and even some peppers are starting to make an appearance. Horticultural Therapy has many benefits and can contribute to improved social interactions and reduce stress associated with depression among…

Trauma Program: My experience

The Trauma Program at Hartgrove Behavioral Health System addresses the impact of traumatic stress on the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and adults. Patients in the program receive comprehensive screening and assessment services, trauma-sensitive group services, and when clinically appropriate trauma-focused individual therapy services. This is the experience of one of our patients, in their…

Hartgrove Behavioral Health System Pioneers Trauma-Informed Care with First Ever Joint Commission Certification

Until now, no other hospital in the nation had been awarded Disease-Specific Certification for Trauma-Informed Care by The Joint Commission. Hartgrove Behavioral Health System’s TRAUMA Program received official certification following a rigorous survey conducted by The Joint Commission (nation’s leading healthcare regulatory entity), demonstrating they met the organization’s highest standards for quality health care. “We are now…