The Lasting Impact Of Childhood Trauma

“Trauma leaves fingerprints on the victim. These don’t fade when the bruises do.”- Dr. Ellen Taliaferro Childhood trauma has a lasting effect on an individual’s life. The trauma which is either physical, sexual or emotional in nature, creates a devastating ripple effect on every aspect of the individual’s adult life. According to one study, more…

Age Can Have An Impact On Mental Health

“Caring for our seniors is the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we enjoy” – Senator John Hoeven A very true and apt quote; senior citizens definitely play a major role in making important contributions to the present generation and society as family…

When You Think Suicide Is The Answer, Think Again

By Michelle Wells, Alumni I had been discharged from my treatment program for a year and was in the ups and downs of early recovery when the call came. My husband’s voice cracked when he said my name, so I knew before he told me that my father was dead. There were no details yet,…

3 Tips to Resolve Panic and Anxiety Disorder

Panic, Anxiety, Stress all are different names of one disorder – Grief. All are related to one thing that is upsetting episode of your life. When you encounter something disturbing in your life, you feel panic attack which instills a sense of panic and triggers it every time when a person witnesses similar kind of…

Dr. Shelley Uram on Finding Your Essential Self

Dr. Shelley Uram, a Senior Fellows at The Meadows, recently sat down with Kristin Sunanta Walker on Mental Health News Radio to talk about her new book Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness and Peace by Reclaiming Your Essential Self. Dr. Uram says that she’s noticed over the many years she’s been in practice…

Dr. Jon Caldwell on Attachment, Trauma, and Mindfulness

Dan Griffin, a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, recently sat down with Dr. Jon Caldwell, Medical Director for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, for an in-depth conversation about early childhood trauma, attachment, triggers, reactivity and more. The conversation was featured on Griffin’s new podcast, The Man Rules, in which he talks with guests about the challenges men…

How God Shows Up in Recovery

By Nancy Minister, Workshop Facilitator, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows I recently listened to a friend talk about her practice of catching herself when she was “off” — in other words, being short or rude to someone when experiencing some sort of conflict. She explained in her sincere, soft voice, that she had learned…

Approach ‘13 Reasons Why’ with Curiosity Instead of Fear

By Lindsay Merrell, Therapist, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows Since the years of my internship, working with patients facing suicidal thoughts has been concerning, challenging, and inspiring. Individuals struggling with such hopelessness come to professionals in desperate need of relief from what is starting to feel like an inevitable outcome. Our responsibility as professionals is…

Why We Grieve: The Importance of Mourning Loss

By Tian Dayton, Ph.D. Senior Fellow at The Meadows Grief is a life issue that strikes at the very heart of being human, while we live in a body, pair bond and procreate we will love and we will lose. The effect of loss can be shocking and dis-equilibrating and it needs a process of…

What’s New at The Meadows

Here are just a few of this week’s highlights from the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare family of treatment programs. To have these delivered to your inbox twice a month, sign up for our email newsletter! We are Paying it Forward with a Special Offer on Inpatient Treatment! In honor of Pay it Forward Day — an…

Meadows Senior Fellows Featured at U.S. Journal Training Conference

For behavioral health professionals, The U.S. Journal Training Conferences are some of most highly anticipated events of the year. Each even in their conference series gathers internationally-renowned experts and thought leaders to share their latest discoveries and insights into the human mind. This year’s 4th Annual National Conference on TRAUMA, Addiction, and Intimacy Disorders in…

We’re Paying it Forward with a Special Offer

Human beings make about 35,000 conscious decisions every day. Each one of those decisions, no matter how small, is likely to have an impact on someone, somewhere, in some way. But, we typically have no idea what kind of impact our choices have made on the world around us. If you decide to have lunch…