Entries by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Resiliency during COVID

As we all attempt to look at ways to navigate ourselves through the Covid-19 pandemic, one area that we need to look at is our mental health and how we are managing extra stress or mental strain that it has placed on our daily functioning. A recent survey by the CDC and Census Bureau asked […]

First Responder & Front Line Employee Support

EMS, Fire, and Police frequently experience high levels of stress and anxiety related to work responsibilities. This is also true of front line healthcare workers in both medical and behavioral fields. The current COVID-19 pandemic has only added to these responsibilities and many of these individuals are now unsure of how to cope or look […]

Maintaining Mental and Physical Health

Our Chief Nursing Officer recently sat down with our Program Director to discuss how we can maintain both our physical and mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As shelter in place restrictions begin to lift, it is important to remain vigilant and follow CDC recommendations to reduce the potential for virus transmission. For those returning […]

Youth & Family at Home During COVID

Our Chief Medical Officer recently sat down with Katie Hoye, Director of Social Services at Silver Oaks Hospital, to discuss what life might be like for families sheltering in place at home. In this short video, they discuss common behaviors and strategies families can utilize to maintain mental health including: Maintaining or creating structure Balancing […]

Maternal Mental Health

As we observe Mental Health Awareness month, it is important to recognize that events with the COVID-19 pandemic put those coping with mental illness at an increased risk. This can be especially true for mothers. If signs and symptoms go unnoticed or untreated, they can result in tragic and long-term consequences to mothers, children, and […]

A Nurse in Behavioral Health

Nurses are often the people patients interact with most in any hospital setting. They play an important role within the treatment team and often provide both physical and emotional support for patients and their families. Veronica Hughes, Chief Nursing Officer of Silver Oaks, reminisces on why she chose to become a nurse, “I always had […]

Perspectives on COVID-19

Scott Hullinger, CEO of Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital, recently sat down with our Chief Medical Officer and Co-Medical Director to discuss the additional symptoms of COVID-19 introduced by the CDC. They also discuss how to speak with children about the pandemic and how to recognize when it might be time to seek mental health help […]

Stress & Coping During COVID-19

The outbreak of the corona virus, known as COVID-19, may be stressful for people of all ages. Fear, anxiety, and uncertainty are all natural reactions. When these feelings become overwhelming, they can cause strong emotions in adolescents, adults, and senior adults. Learning how to manage this stress will make you, those you care about, and […]