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Behavioral Health

How can you tell whether a mental health issue is normal or not? It's tricky. The line between normal and abnormal mental health is often blurred. Still, it's helpful to consider your feelings, thoughts and behavior in relation to cultural norms and other benchmarks. Mental health includes issues such as self-esteem, relationships and resilience. If you're struggling with self-esteem, denial or other mental health issues, remember that we are here to help.

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In The News

Fairmont welcomes new behavioral health provider

Cathleen LaLonde, Ph.D., to practice at Fairmont hospital.

December 7, 2018

From The Blog

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness often is simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle May 29, 2020

9 ways to tame anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

For some people, anxiety is high as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about its symptoms, and get 9 tips for building your resilience.

Linda Hubbard, L.M.F.T. By Linda Hubbard April 8, 2020

Self-care tips during the COVID-19 pandemic

Taking care of yourself is important so you are equipped to help your family through this time. Here are some tips.

Sarah Reichert LSW By Sarah Reichert April 7, 2020

Helping your teen with social distancing

How do you help teens cope with cancellation of activities due to COVID-19? We'll show you ways to acknowledge feelings and give you 10 coping strategies.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty March 25, 2020

Maintaining human connection in time of social distancing

Connection with people is an important part of our society. Today, we are faced with a community test in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections. Here are some tips.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham March 23, 2020

Helping a child with ADHD develop social skills

Kids with ADHD sometimes struggle to play with others, and may have a hard time sharing and losing at games. Get tips to help your child with ADHD develop and practice social skills.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier February 24, 2020

Don't bet on it: Know when sports gambling is more than entertainment

With March Madness just around the corner, the topic of sports gambling is worth exploration. There are some simple rules to help manage gambling, as well as warning signs to help you see trouble coming.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson February 20, 2020

Gratitude challenge participants find new appreciation for life

Do you want to boost your spirits, feel happier and enhance your overall health? Participate in Discover Gratitude — a four-week virtual program designed to help improve your mental well-being through daily journaling and practicing mindful thankfulness.

February 18, 2020

Try the 'Road to Resilience: Raising Healthy Kids' program

Would you like to build resiliency skills with the children in your life? This program, designed to help build skills in a number of areas, is appropriate for all children, especially for those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

January 13, 2020

5 things you need to know about mental health and girls

One in 6 adolescent or teen children experience a mental disorder each year. Being a preteen or teen girl can be especially challenging. Get 5 tips to positively impact mental health in a teen girl in your life.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf December 13, 2019

9 ways to make your holiday season jolly

The holidays often bring times of joy, love and laughter, but it’s the busiest time of the year full of shopping, baking, preparing for parties and more. Rather than letting those demands raise your stress level, try some of these tips to help you enjoy the holidays and minimize that after-holiday rut.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 4, 2019

A day in the life of Luna — a facility dog

Luna may not be a superhero but she's pretty close. Thanks to her warm brown eyes, big floppy ears and calming presence, she helps patients feel more comfortable and relaxed. Read about a day in the life of Luna.

November 14, 2019