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HCA Healthcare unleashes the healing power of animals

Service animals across HCA Healthcare make a positive impact on our patients, families and colleagues every single day. These remarkable four-legged “healers” provide companionship, inspire confidence and perform tasks to assist people with disabilities. Service animal programs can help those with medical conditions such as seizure disorders, blindness, hearing impairments, mobility issues and diabetes. Therapy…
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HCA Healthcare and The Jason Foundation strengthen youth suicide prevention efforts

As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month comes to a close, HCA Healthcare sat down with The Jason Foundation to offer perspective on the youth suicide epidemic. Read on, join the conversation and help raise awareness on suicide prevention. On July 16, 1997, Clark Flatt’s world was turned upside down. His 16 year-old son, Jason, committed suicide.…
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Is “Big Little Lies” telling the truth about PTSD? Our expert weighs in.

Big Little Lies is a best-selling-book-turned-hit-HBO-drama that begins as a murder-mystery and binds five women together over – you guessed it – one big lie. It has all the makings of an instant cult classic. But that’s not all. The series also skillfully tackles a mental health condition that affects roughly 8 million adults each…
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It’s official! ‘Burnout’ defined and recognized as a medical diagnosis

Are you feeling physically or emotionally exhausted? Unmotivated, increasingly cynical, or detached from coworkers? If so, you may be on the road to burnout. Yes, burnout is real and is now a legitimate medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) handbook, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), that guides medical providers in diagnosing…
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Beyond the baby blues: navigating postpartum depression myths

When a newborn is brought into the world, mothers often experience a floodgate of emotions: excitement, jitters, joy. But, the beautiful milestone of a birth may trigger other feelings for new moms: isolation, numbness, hopelessness. There is a deepening silence around these feelings and a generalized stigma surrounding a prevalent maternal mental illness called postpartum…
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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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