Our Behavioral Health Blog: Insights & Expertise

The Horizon Health blog features insights and expertise from a variety of behavioral and mental health professionals from within our organization and beyond. Rich with information, we hope this mental healthcare blog becomes one of your go-to resources.

Multi-Tasking Myth or Reality?

Nov 15, 2019

Photo credit: https://www.brainscape.com/ I recently presented a Program Director candidate to a hospital for review and consideration to fill an open position. The resume was well received and the hospital thought the candidate might be a good fit for their ...

Residential Youth Self-Reported Behavioral Problems

Oct 31, 2019

Regardless of level of care, youth can experience difficulties across behavioral domains. In this month’s Analytics in Action, MHO explores differences and similarities in the behavioral problems reported by residential youth patients by age and sex.

Sometimes Just Saying No Isn’t Enough

Oct 15, 2019

In the field of addiction recovery, there are many different philosophies and treatment modalities available to those who seek help.  Sadly, the complexities of treatment and prevention are often times boiled down into a single catchphrase or slogan for ...

Is Newer Always Better? A Comparison of Behavioral Health Facilities

Sep 30, 2019

Is newer always better? What do patients think? This month, MHO set out to take a look at how new construction facilities compare to existing facilities in patient satisfaction, and what each type of facility can do to ...

What Are You Watering?

Sep 15, 2019

We all have a choice in what we water in our own lives. Make the most of your water and see the beauty it yields when it comes to nurturing your mental health! ...

How well do patient alcohol screenings align with mental health diagnoses and…

Aug 31, 2019

Renovating for a Behavioral Health Program in your Hospital

Aug 15, 2019

Behavioral health is a very unique service line. With everything from physical plant, to regulations and certifications, to personnel, this is not your med/surg floor.

Examining Youth Residential Treatment Programs

Jul 31, 2019

My Aunt Dot

Jul 15, 2019

Aunt Dorothy was different.  As a child, I didn’t appreciate those differences.  I recall the day that she insisted my sister could fit one more tablespoon of cream into her mason jar.  After all, she was paying us for the ...

What’s Your Stress Load?

Jun 13, 2019

Are you feeling a bit stressed? There are so many responsibilities and pressures we feel on a daily basis that come from work, home, school, and our community.  These stressors all compound and create a type of “stress load”.  Stress ...

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