• A New Mindset for 2021

    2020, a year of unprecedented challenges and hardships, has finally come to a close. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our economy, our physical health and our mental well-being. Rates of anxiety and depression have skyrocketed while we struggle with loneliness and isolation. People are more stressed than ever and we’re seeing alarming rates of substance abuse. Read Full Post
  • Feeling the Winter Blues? You’re not alone. An estimated 10 million Americans experience symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) each winter and this number is likely to increase due to the challenges brought on by the pandemic. The stress of quarantine, job loss, economic hardship and grief over the death of a loved one may aggravate the symptoms of SAD. Read Full Post
  • November is National Family Caregivers Month, a wonderful time to salute those responsible for the health, safety and well-being of loved ones with a chronic illness, disability, substance misuse or the frailty of old age. More than one in five Americans have provided care in the past 12 months so chances are you or someone you know is juggling the physical, emotional and financial strain of caregiving. Read Full Post
  • It’s been over nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic began and there’s no end in sight. The number of reported confirmed cases continues to climb and more than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the virus. We are living with unprecedented uncertainties, social isolation and a profound sense of loss. It is no wonder depression symptoms are three times higher in the U.S. than before the pandemic. Read Full Post
  • September 2020 marks the 33rd annual Alcohol and Drug Addiction Awareness month, aimed toward increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol and drug usage. Although its initial intent was to target college students newly introduced to these substances, it has been found that an estimated 14.4 million Americans ages 18 and older reported having an alcohol use disorder (AUD) according to a 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).1 From that, only about 7.9 percent of adults who had AUD received treatment. Read Full Post
  • Every September, we observe National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders and treatment options. Addiction can be treated and successfully managed so patients may live a healthy and rewarding life. Kindred Behavioral Health is proud to partner with hospitals and health systems to deliver behavioral health programs to best serve the needs of these patients. Read Full Post