Anxiety and Genetics

Mental health disorders are often misunderstood. That includes where the issues originate from in the first place. “One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people ‘bring upon themselves,’” says Healthy Living Editor Lindsay Holmes in a July 2015 Huffington Post article. In the piece, titled “Science Finds Even More…

The Great Hartgrove Obstacle Course

Our Expressive Therapy department does such a great job coming up with creative ways to get some fresh air while incorporating important lessons! The latest was an obstacle course with our beautiful garden in the background. The course was a success and we definitely think it will become an annual event!

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…