Bridgehaven provides hope and recovery through innovative, comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults living with mental illness.
Welcome To Bridgehaven!
Bridgehaven is Hiring!
Full time position available. Requires LCSW, APRN or Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Minimum of three years’ experience with SMI population, prefer experience with dually diagnosed SMI and substance abuse.
Position Summary: Directs and coordinates psychiatric rehabilitation (psych rehab) and recovery services provided to an assigned caseload of members, documents service planning and evaluates service effectiveness in member goal attainment. Provides individual and group therapy. Collaborates with all internal and external service providers In all job functions, promotes responsiveness to strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of the member and advocates for members when applicable.
Resumes may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Bridgehaven/Solutions Bridge to Light Awards
June 8, 2018
11:30am – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets will be available on February 1, 2018
All Nominations Must Be Submitted No Later Than 5 pm on Monday, November 20
Half a Dozen Ways to Beat the Winter Blues!
Individuals with mental illness often experience a form of clinical depression in the gloom of the cold months called Seasonal Affective Disorder. As a matter of fact, up to 20% of ALL people, more females than males, and those with a genetic predisposition to mood disorders, feel SAD in the winter!
Serotonin, the neurotransmitter that controls sleep, mood, appetite, memory and sex drive, drops significantly with shorter days. So what can you do to help yourself stay up and happy even if your brain is telling you to pull the covers over your head and cry into your pillow? Just a few ideas…
*Throw open the curtains! As you’re waking up, expose your body to the maximum amount of natural light. Breathe in that fresh air – possibly through your scarf if it’s cold! Don’t wear shades – let those eyes absorb the rays. Better yet if you have four-legged companions to motivate you!
*Find something healthy to do in the cold months: try skiing, ice skating or the new circus classes that teach you to twirl and hang and swing! Cold weather increases your metabolism, and workouts might even have some of the benefits of anti-depressants for certain people.
*Eat well! Sugar equals depression and anxiety, so reach for protein, starch, fiber, and complex carbs instead.
*Use a “happy lamp”! Light therapy will help you wake up by decreasing that sleep-inducing melatonin…but talk to your doctor about its appropriate use.
*One word: Yoga! We already know it has amazing results for alleviating depression and anxiety, increasing flexibility, developing core strength and creating or enhancing mindfulness and ability to relax.
*Travel! A visit to the warmer climes can kick SAD to the curb for a time, but it’s also important to develop coping skills for where you live. Even if it’s a drive to southern Kentucky where it may be a few degrees above Louisville’s, it’s worth the gas to get a change of scenery!
If you feel you need professional assistance in coping with mental illness, we are here for you. Please visit our website at www.bridgehaven.org, or call us at 502-585-9444 and ask for David Sisk, Admissions Referral Coordinator.