Entries by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Loving Yourself Makes for Better Mental Health

Let’s start this article on Loving Yourself with two quotes that say it all: “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”, from Lucille Ball and “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”, from Rupi Kaur. […]

After the Holidays: Think Self-Care

The holiday has come and gone. It’s all a blur now! What a whirlwind! As the hustle and bustle and the excitement of the holidays has passed, it is now that the winter blues can really set in. It can be especially difficult if your holiday did not include seeing and spending time with those […]

Loneliness and Isolation During the Holidays

It is hard to understand the wonder and excitement others feel during the holiday season when all you feel is lonely. If this is how you feel, please continue reading. These feelings are not to be taken lightly. At the very least, you need to understand why you may feel this way. Although we often […]

November brings Gratitude

It is that time of the year when we naturally think of “Thanksgiving”. This is a time for caring family, friends, and gratitude for having both. Gratitude doesn’t need to just come once a year. Making gratitude a part of everyday can actually improve your life. Openly appreciating those around you will cause a positive […]

How Can This Happen to Me?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month One day things seem fine. The next day you get a call from your doctor that something was amiss on your mammogram requiring a diagnostic look at what might be going on. The rest is a blur of tests and conferring with your doctor about options for your specific […]


Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is suicidal, there’s plenty you can do to help save a life by taking any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. It’s a myth that people who talk about suicide won’t really do it!  It’s not […]


OVERALL: Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14. Number of US Adults with Mental Illness […]

Anxiety versus Depression

Do you know the difference? In the United States, approximately 40 million adults struggle with anxiety, and more than 16 million adults struggle with depression. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health challenges people in the U.S. face. They also cause the most confusion in distinguishing the difference between the two. […]