Category: Behavioral Health

January 16, 2020

10 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

The heart of Winter is here, the days are short, the sun hides and you find yourself feeling a little down or not motivated. This is what we call the winter blues. “Winter blues is a general term, not a medical diagnosis. It’s fairly common, and it’s more mild than serious. It usually clears up […]

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September 17, 2019

What to Remember During Suicide Awareness Month

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness states that this is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. Did you know that 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness this year? And every year, thousands of people die by suicide? This has to […]

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November 15, 2017

Mental Health Services Expanding Across Northwest Missouri

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES EXPANDING IN NORTHWEST    Behavioral Health is one of the leading battles for Northwest Missouri including St. Joseph and the surrounding area. Northwest Health Services is committed to serving our community by providing behavioral health services across the state. This is why we’re looking for more people to join our team!

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September 1, 2017

Family Health Carnival – 2017

Happy Friday!   Our Family Health Carnival was a HUGE success! We hosted over 800 guests at our Family Medicine Associates clinic in St. Joseph. Free health screenings such as dental, blood pressure and blood sugar were offered to individuals at the event to promote the importance of preventative healthcare. Our goal is to encourage […]

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January 4, 2017

What Is Post-Holiday Depression?

January 4, 2017 | The holiday’s have come to an end and you either have all the motivation in the world, or no motivation at all. If you find yourself with no motivation at all this new year, well, you might be dealing with post-holiday depression or as some call it, “post-holiday blues.”

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November 11, 2016

Healthcare for Veterans

November 11, 2016 | Northwest Health is excited to announce the implementation of the Veteran’s Choice Program. The program improves access to care for Veterans across the United States. The goal of the program according to VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald “is to do all we can to remove the barriers that separate Veterans from […]

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October 28, 2016

What Is Instagram Doing To Improve Mental Health?

October 28, 2016 | We all love social media. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and more, however, one of these platforms is rising above the rest to improve mental health. The platform known as “Instagram,” where users post pictures and videos up to one minute in length, is adding some new features for […]

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September 8, 2016


September 8, 2016 | This week we are participating in National Suicide Prevention Week along with many other organizations and individuals. Suicide prevention is very crucial and saves many lives across America year after year.   SUICIDE FACTS   Here are some important facts about suicide in America, according to the CDC:   Suicide is […]

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June 14, 2016

Standing with Orlando in Missouri

June 14, 2016 | No words can ease the grief the victims, families and their communities feel after such a horrendous act of violence. Recent events here and around the world have opened the eyes for many of us to the psychological effects of trauma related to a mass shooting.   download our free guide on knowing trauma here […]

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February 10, 2016

Depression Doesn’t Discriminate

The difficulty of keeping a dark and hurtful secret can be so overwhelming that sometimes it seems as though the only escape it is to walk away from the situation forever. Suicide can be seen as an individual’s problem, but not only does suicide affect a single person, but it can affect the family of […]

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