Hopewell House For Independent Living

Hopewell House For Independent Living

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.


Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

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/


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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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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.

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medicalnewstoday.com There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.

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psychologytoday.com Emotion regulation can be yours with this new, research-based approach.


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I HAVE wondered! More importantly, I couldn't figure out HOW to figure it out! This helps!!

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psychologytoday.com Feedback from real-time functional imaging can lessen depressive symptoms.

psychologytoday.com 04/26/2017

The Controversy Around Autism and Neurodiversity

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psychologytoday.com Our community's success with self advocacy raises new issues for all

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Five Ways to Fit in with Just About Any Crowd

"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. "

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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 04/24/2017

Schizophrenia Center Annual Symposium at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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psychologytoday.com 04/20/2017

Yes, You Can Have Depression and Still Be Mentally Strong

"There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. It's not true."

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Prince Harry’s Mental Health Struggles Make Him Part Of “A Big Club” & That Openness Is The Key To Reducing Stigma

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Pasadena Villa utilizes Art Therapy


time.com 04/17/2017

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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 04/17/2017

Playing Tetris Can Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Study Says

time.com If the game is played within six hours of a traumatic incident taking place

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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.

time.com 04/17/2017

The science of pet therapy is getting serious

"....animals can also help improve mental health..."

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medicalnewstoday.com 04/17/2017

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"New research investigates the neuroanatomical basis of forgiveness."

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huffingtonpost.com 04/14/2017

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medicalnewstoday.com 04/14/2017

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medicalnewstoday.com A new study shows that young people experiencing first episode psychosis have a much higher death rate than previously thought.

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