This week is National Suicide Prevention week, and today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Behavioral Health Provider Brooke Beckham explains what to look for and how to talk with someone who may be suicidal in the article below. There is not one single cause for suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Often times depression, anxiety, and substance
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (Valley-Wide) will open a new integrated health center in Buena Vista in the spring of 2020. Valley-Wide is dedicated to becoming the provider of choice for residents located in and near Chaffee County, one of the only counties in Colorado that does not have access to the services provided by a
May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing how and why mental health is such an important factor for living your best life. Taking care of ourselves is one of the most beneficial things we can do! Behavioral Health Provider Cindylee Herrera explains why in the infographic below: Valley-Wide Health Systems
May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing how and why mental health is such an important factor for living your best life. In the article below Dr. Patrick Smith discusses how stress effects our bodies, and gives some suggestions about how we can cope with it. We have all experienced
May is not only dedicated to mental health, but also Physical Fitness & Sports. Along with tips about mental health we will also be sharing information regarding physical fitness and how it improves our well-being. In the article below, Physical Therapy Director Ashley Koppenhafer shares why exercising is important for everyone at any stage of
May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing how and why mental health is such an important factor for living your best life. Today we start by answering the question, what is mental health? Take a look at the graphic below.
Behavioral Health services are expanding across Valley-Wide Health Systems as part of our commitment to providing an integrated model of healthcare delivery. However, you may wonder what “behavioral health” entails. We created some graphics to help answer your questions.
As part of the Great American Smokeout event, we are sharing tobacco cessation tips. Start your journey towards quitting today! Tobacco cessation tips: Be ready/motivated Take responsibility for quitting. Others may want to help you but it is ultimately up to you. It is a process that takes time and energy and often you may fail multiple
By Michael Henderson Exercising with diabetes is important! Aerobic exercise, even without significant weight loss, improves glycemic control and by reducing inflammatory effects, it also reduces risk of heart attack. Aerobic exercise also: reduces blood pressure improves cholesterol levels by lowering LDL and raising HDL decreases body fat, thereby decreasing the body’s resistance to the
Throughout the month of November, which is American Diabetes Month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be publishing regular articles and videos from our healthcare providers that focus on topics relating to diabetes. In the article below, Dr. Susan Kasza, a Family Medicine Physician and Obstetrician, discusses gestational diabetes, risk factors, and the importance of seeing your