Category: Holistic Mental Health

Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction
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Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction

Encounter Telehealth has conducted an analysis of 40 partner skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, and we are proud to announce a 6.7% drop in anti-psychotic drug use among skilled nursing facility patients between 2015 and 2018 in Iowa, alone. The analysis shows the percentage of anti-psychotic drug use among facilities in 2015, prior to working...

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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Silicon Prairie News Article

Including an interview with Encounter Telehealth’s President and CEO, Jen Amis. “Omaha-based Encounter Telehealth provides behavioral healthcare services to underserved communities and patient populations through a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.” –SPN Newsroom, June 14, 2019 To read the full article, please visit: http://siliconprairienew.com/2019/06/encounter-telehealth-pairs-patients-with-providers-for-psychiatric-care/ Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Mental Health Crises
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Mental Health Crises

At Encounter Telehealth, we believe it is vital to have immediate access for mental health crises. Our friends at Happy Happy Vegan have compiled an international list of Mental Health Helplines, Suicide Hotlines, and Depression Advice Centers. If you are experiencing a mental health crises, please reach out to one of these facilities immediately: https://happyhappyvegan.com/suicide-hotlines-list/...

Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips for Staying Healthy and Avoiding Burnout
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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips for Staying Healthy and Avoiding Burnout

Image from Pixabay.com If you’re providing care for a loved one, you’ve probably been raised to be unselfish, to put the needs of others ahead of your own, and to care for those who need help. Oftentimes, caregivers are predisposed to think of others first, so much so that they often neglect their own basic...

How to Improve Sleep Quality
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How to Improve Sleep Quality

In Matthew Walker’s 2017 book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams,” Walker says that two-thirds of adults in developed countries get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. At least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. More traffic accidents are caused by drowsy driving than drunk driving...

Depression Sub-types and Treatments
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Depression Sub-types and Treatments

As we’ve written before, no two people have the same experience of a mental illness. What people don’t realize is that illnesses such as depression may appear in many different forms, many of which have similar symptoms.   If you feel sad or empty, have trouble concentrating or sleeping, and symptoms last for two weeks...

Merrymakers Association: Serving Omaha Nursing Home Residents for 32 Years
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Merrymakers Association: Serving Omaha Nursing Home Residents for 32 Years

A group of performers and musicians enters a nursing home, often greeting residents individually, by name. When they start to play, the effect is transformative. Some clap their hands. Others sing along. Everyone is moved.   The performance has benefits even after performers leave—social interaction increases, memories of the past are brought back to active...

What’s the Deal with Meditation?
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What’s the Deal with Meditation?

We’ve all heard the potential mental health effects that meditation can bring to the table. Whether you’re worried about concentration or relaxation, it’s time to weigh the benefits to see if meditation is a good fit for your life.   Does it Really Work?   It’s the question everyone asks, but it depends on if...

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