Hopewell House is a unique group home for adults struggling with mental illness, located on a historic farm in Northern Virginia. Hopewell House's private, rural-like setting provides an optimal environment for healthy independent living in our charming residential group homes.
Along with support from skilled and caring behavioral health coaches, each resident is offered a personalized plan to meet individual needs and goals. Our mission is to support each person on his or her journey of growth and healing. Hopewell House provides a supportive environment for those in need of a personalized residential program for the following: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorders, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, and other mental health illnesses.
It's Mental Health Month; the AFSP has posted a webinar on "Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health" online. FYI. https://afsp.org/campaigns/look-ways-mental-health-awareness-month-2017/
This news may be too late for Sunday Brunch people.... Time to double check some items in your pantry and frig!
fda.gov Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illn...
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"...there are many misconceptions about what it means to be mentally strong and myths about how to develop emotional intelligence."
psychologytoday.com There's a big difference between mental strength and emotional intelligence.
"...it never hurts to take a blood test to rule out one of the commonly confused conditions, such as hypothyroidism or diabetes."
psychologytoday.com Why it never hurts to get a blood test before diagnosis.
"More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding."
Which is why Mental Health parity, ready access and de-stigmatizing mental health is so important!
medicalnewstoday.com More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.
"This special type of blanket is designed to be warm and to provide gentle pressure to a person, mimicking the feeling of being held.The sensation has a positive effect on people's moods."
medicalnewstoday.com There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.
"...there’s no one “best” way to cope with stress. However, when it comes to emotion regulation, your strategy needs to work by at least allowing you to get your emotions under control."
psychologytoday.com Emotion regulation can be yours with this new, research-based approach.
I HAVE wondered! More importantly, I couldn't figure out HOW to figure it out! This helps!!
There has been a lot of praise and criticism of this series. Here is a culmination of some of those perspectives. As with anything, watch before you show.
psychologytoday.com Why the Netflix series doesn’t help prevent suicide
"...depressive symptoms can be substantially diminished by training a region of the brain known as the amygdala to respond more strongly to positive memories. "
psychologytoday.com Feedback from real-time functional imaging can lessen depressive symptoms.
April is Autism Awareness month. It is always good to have a perspective that causes you to look at a situation differently.
psychologytoday.com Our community's success with self advocacy raises new issues for all
"Until you know whether a group or culture’s norms will fit your sense of identity, taking the more conservative route of fitting in seems to be the safer path to follow. "
psychologytoday.com Gain acceptance with almost anyone by following these 5 tips.
bphope.com When bipolar disorder removes the range of human emotions, I now appreciate ALL my feelings as being my authentic self. By April Krueger For many people with bipolar disorder, wellness and stability are almost elusive states, something we might remember from our childhoods but something we’re afra...
You can slow down but keep moving!
medicalnewstoday.com The effect of exercise on the aging brain is still much debated. The latest review takes an in-depth look, concluding that physical activity is beneficial.
hmmmm....Not sure I could give up my morning or mid-afternoon caffeine but it's a thought!
medicalnewstoday.com Study reveals that adults who walked up and down stairs for 10 minutes showed greater increases in energy and motivation than those who consumed caffeine.
hopkinsmedicine.org Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition, Emory University
"There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. It's not true."
psychologytoday.com There's an unfortunate myth that says mental illness stems from weakness.
bustle.com Part of the reason the royal family is so intriguing is that they're so mysterious. It's impossible to keep up with them on a reality show or through social media, so the only time we find out personal information about them is when they explicitly d
It is always useful to take a good long calming breath.
time.com Deep breathing is the go-to solution for stress-filled situations. Now researchers have discovered the biological reason why breathing can calm you.
time.com If the game is played within six hours of a traumatic incident taking place
health.com A new study found that people with type 2 diabetes who are night owls are more likely to report depression symptoms than those who get up and go to bed early.
"....animals can also help improve mental health..."
time.com New studies prove just how beneficial it is to own a pet.
"New research investigates the neuroanatomical basis of forgiveness."
medicalnewstoday.com A new study explores the neuroanatomical basis of forgiveness and finds a brain area connected with the act of forgiving unintentional harm.
"Self-compassion is not some new-age concept reserved for the spiritually enlightened. Rather it is a simple practice that can have transformative power in our lives. "
huffingtonpost.com A therapist’s tips for practicing self-compassion.
"valbenazine administered once daily can significantly reduce tardive dyskinesia in patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder"
medicalnewstoday.com Antipsychotic treatment can cause involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking.
"this study is a wake-up call telling us that young people experiencing psychosis need intensive, integrated clinical and psychosocial supports"
medicalnewstoday.com A new study shows that young people experiencing first episode psychosis have a much higher death rate than previously thought.
medicalnewstoday.com Too much stress can have an adverse effect on health and well-being. Medical News Today take a look at five of the best blogs to help with stress relief.
Helping teens deal with adversity and build resilience. To become involved, join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/CommunityofSolutions.
The NoVA/DC Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) supports local families affected by ADHD. See our list of “Services”.
Therapist Serving Northern Virginia: Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Merrifield, The Mosaic District, Falls Church, Arlington
Providing patients in the Fairfax and metro DC area the latest in depression treatments, including TMS, pharmacogenetic testing, and Medicine.
Received my Master's in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Fairfax Therapy Solutions provides therapy expertise to include ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, School Challenges, Divorce Issues, Trauma. Check the website for specifics ~ fairfaxtherapysolutions.com
NOVACO helps homeless victims of domestic abuse become healthy, secure, and self-sufficient through community collaboration to provide housing, education, childcare, counseling and mentoring.
Fairfax Mental Health and Wellness offers a wide range of counseling services as well as medication management, psychological and psychoeducational assessments.