Entries by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental illness is not uncommon. Millions of people of all ages across our country, experience first-hand what it means to have a mental health condition. It is a reality, then, that even more of us know what it means to care about someone who has a mental illness. Each year, during the first week of […]

Broken in Grief, But Never Without Hope

August 30 commemorates National Grief Awareness Day. This important day is designed to help us understand that grief is different for everyone. There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief. Grief, in whatever form, means that there is a void in your life. Whatever time it takes to put closure on that […]

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What does it mean to have Post Partum? Post-partum depression and anxiety is characterized by severe depressive symptoms, excessive worry, and panic, following the birth or adoption of one’s child. Onset can occur between 6 weeks to 12 months post birth/adoption and symptoms can last indefinitely. What do the symptoms look like? The symptoms look […]


LGBTQ+ Pride Month is in June! Pride month is celebrated each June to commemorate The Stonewall Uprising of 1969 in Manhattan. On June 28 of that year, the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village New York was raided. Customers of that establishment were taken outside and treated as criminals. Tensions arose and rocks […]

Mental Health Month May Mean Making Changes

May has been the identified month for mental health since 1949. It means changing our beliefs about what it means to be unwell, making personal efforts to reduce stigma, and accepting responsibility for staying as mentally healthy as we possibly can. It may also mean making changes to become healthier and keeping our mental health […]

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 […]