Mental Health Month

We tend to think that anything that starts with the word “mental” means “crazy”. We hope to dispel some of the myths and fears. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s a great time to take inventory of where you are emotionally in life. Suppressed issues or other stressors may have caused you to become a little bit off balance. Before you tune me out let me explain.

Mental health issues can be as simple as the following:
•Depression
•Overeating/Undereating
•Panic or anxiety attacks
•Insomnia
•Situational Phobias

If you have not experienced one of the above as of yet, I can pretty much guarantee that you will at some stage in your life (sorry – I didn’t preface that statement with a spoiler alert). That may not be a bad thing, but if left unchecked, can lead to more intense problems over time. Mental Health diagnosis may include:
•Alcohol/Substance Abuse
•Anxiety Disorders
•Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
•Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
•Postpartum Depression
•Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
•Seasonal Affective Disorder
•Social Anxiety Phobia
•Anorexia and Bulimia
•Sex Addiction
•Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorder
•Nightmare Disorder
•Narcolepsy
•Restless Legs Syndrome
•Attachment Disorder/Separation Anxiety Disorder
•Stuttering
•Antisocial Personality Disorder
•Avoidant Personality Disorder
•Dependent Personality Disorder
•Paranoid Personality Disorder
•Acute Stress Disorder
•Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
•Hoarding Disorder
•Hypochondriasis (Illness Anxiety)
•Intermittent Explosive Disorder
•Pain Disorder
•Gambling
•Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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Question of the Week

How do I deal with the guilt of putting my mom in a nursing home when I promised her I never would?

The meaning of the word Guilt: “A feeling of worry or unhappiness that you have because you have done something wrong.” Focusing on the last part of that meaning may help you to put things in perspective. When you understand that what you want most is for your mom to have the best care and you realize now that you can’t do that at home anymore, then you have to understand that even though you made a promise to keep her home, home with the state she is in would be wrong. If you were to keep your promise you may put her in harms way and that would cause guilt.

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Dinner and Show

We are so excited that our Dinner and a Show is almost here! We wanted to share with everyone, a sneak peek of our silent auction baskets. Come join us Thursday, April 18th for an exciting night. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show begins at 6:45 PM. The Silent Auction and show will run until 8:30 PM. See you all then!

Sacred Six Winner of the Month

Congratulations to Our Sacred Six Winner of the month, Marcedes Barksdale! Marcedes has been a nurse for one and a half years, but has been in healthcare for eleven years. She is a graduate from ATA college. She is a wonderful mother of three, Jeremiah, Micaiah, Elijah. She is happily engaged to her awesome fiancé, Eric. She loves caring for people, and being “extra”. She wanted to become a nurse because of her father. When he was in the hospital, she saw how the nurses treated him and took care of him. This inspired her to further her career in healthcare. We are so grateful, to have this wonderful, caring nurse call our facility her home.

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Sacred Six Winner of the Month

Congratulations to our Sacred Six Winner of the Month, Marcedes Barksdale! Marcedes has been a nurse for one and a half years but has been in healthcare for eleven years. She is a graduate from ATA college. She is a wonderful mother of three, Jeremiah, Micaiah, Elijah. She is happily engaged to her awesome fiancé, Eric. She loves caring for people, and being “extra.” She wanted to become a nurse because of her father. When he was in the hospital, she saw how the nurses treated him and took care of him. This inspired her to further her career in healthcare. We are so grateful to have this wonderful, caring nurse call our facility her home.

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Papa George Food Truck

Tuesday was such a yummy success! Don’t miss out on scrumptious Chicago-style foods, because you don’t know what you are missing out on! Papa George will be here every Tuesday, sharing his culinary skills from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come join us for some great eats!

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