Freedom from addiction and hope for a brighter future at The Changing Pointe

It takes courage to seek help for addiction. The team at The Changing Pointe at CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles celebrates courage every day as a key step to freedom from addiction. “The good news is that addiction is treatable,” says Dr. Raafea Malik, the medical director of The Changing Pointe, which has been helping […]

Mental Health, Substance Use and Suicidal Ideation Has Increased During COVID-19

Read original article from the CDC HERE The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges related to the morbidity and mortality caused by the disease and to mitigation activities, including the impact of physical distancing and stay-at-home orders.* Symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder increased considerably in the United […]

CenterPointe Behavioral Health System Ranks in Inc. 5000 Annual List of Fastest Growing Companies

CenterPointe Behavioral Health System Ranks No. 4882 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 58.53 Percent NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today revealed that CenterPointe Behavioral Health System, LLC (CBHS) is No. 4882 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. […]

Race, Racism and Mental Health Resources

As healthcare professionals, it is imperative that we have a deep understanding of race and racism and that we provide a healing environment for those affected by racial trauma and oppression. Below are resources on race, racism and mental health.  We hope you’ll join us in listening, learning and applying this knowledge to your programs […]

Act Now To Get Ahead of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.

St. Louis Public Radio May 13, 20206:00 AM ET Yuki Noguchi Correspondent, Business Desk Mental health specialists are working now to bolster the resilience of Americans who are suffering from feelings of despair — in hopes of preventing increases in suicides among people who are under increased pressure during the coronavirus pandemic. Time is of […]

Coping With Fear and Uncertainty Amid the Corona Virus

The Corona Virus: Coping with Fear and Uncertainty Read original article by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP HERE Facing unknowns is very difficult. In the face of an epidemic, we are uncertain how to respond. Threatened by contagion, terrified by unknown risks, we move into survival mode. We worry. We ruminate. We have the urge to […]

CenterPointe Hospital Dietary Department is the WINNER of the 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award!

CenterPointe Hospital’s Dietary Department, led by Gina Tretter, Director, won the 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award for 2019, presented by the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection.  CenterPointe Hospital’s Dietary Department was selected from 1,400 facilities in St. Charles County, Missouri. The 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award is […]

CDC Reports U.S. Overall Drug Overdose Death Rate Down, But Opioid Overdose Death Rate Up by 10% in 2018

The age-adjusted rate of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2018 was 4.6% lower than the rate in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. New data from the National Vital Statistics System also show there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2018, 4.1% fewer than the 70,237 deaths […]

Lawmakers want to help first responders get treatment for PTSD

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains details that some readers might find disturbing. JEFFERSON CITY — First responders recounted traumatizing experiences in vivid detail during a Missouri Senate committee hearing Tuesday. “If you’ve ever held a limb separated from a person, it’s weird,” said Ben Chlapek of the Mid-America Regional Council and Missouri EMS Association. “And […]

St. Louis Makes Forbes List of Top 25 Places to Visit in the U.S. in 2020

US Travel: 25 Best Places To Visit In 2020 Laura Begley Bloom Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. ForbesWomen Transformative Travel: I look at how travel can change lives Where: St. Louis, Missouri Chosen by: Marcia DeSanctis writes for Vogue, Departures, Travel + Leisure and Air Mail, and is the author […]

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