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COVID-19: HCA Healthcare launches series of virtual events to raise suicide prevention awareness

This World Suicide Prevention Day, HCA Healthcare is launching a series of virtual events to highlight caregiver and community resources to support individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression. Quarantine. Physical distancing. Stay-at-home order. The very strategies that have helped to keep us physically healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic have had an adverse impact on…
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Making mental health a priority: HCA Healthcare rolls out new resources for colleagues

The high-stakes environment of COVID-19 has created unprecedented mental health challenges for nurses and caregivers around the world. A veteran in psychiatric nursing, Dr. Amy Rushton, vice president of behavioral health services for HCA Healthcare, details the unique stressors that the pandemic presents. Dr. Rushton also sheds light on how HCA Healthcare is prioritizing and…
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Mental Health Month takes on new meaning in the midst of COVID-19

Three months in to the pandemic, we find ourselves in the middle of Mental Health Month, observed annually in May. The circumstances of COVID-19 leave many grappling with isolation, anxiety and fear. There has never been a more important time to monitor your mental well-being and that of your loved ones. At HCA Healthcare, we…
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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you or a loved one have been directly or indirectly…
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HCA Healthcare psychiatrist: how to handle your grief during the holidays

The holidays should be a time of tremendous joy. But when you’ve experienced a loss—especially if that loss is recent—the season can bring painful feelings of sorrow to the surface. Below, a psychiatrist with HCA Healthcare offers strategies to get you through the “holiday blues”. Grief manifests differently in different people. It often accompanies the…
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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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