New year-good intentions

January newsletters often discuss resolutions or making a fresh start – everyone has high hopes that this year will be better than the last. But too often those resolutions don’t make it past the first week or two. In fact, a recent study found that 64% of resolutions made on New Year’s Day are broken…

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers month. This recognition is celebrated during the month of November, likely because Thanksgiving is the perfect time to “give thanks” for what they do. (THANK YOU!) There are over 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent of adult caregivers are helping someone with…

Man with depression suffering from health problems

Healthy Mind – Healthy Body

The most re-occurring message that we hear in healthcare today is “there is no health without mental health”. But the wisdom behind this is often not explained. Mental and physical health are intertwined on many different levels including the unfortunate statistic that “There is a 10-25 year life expectancy reduction in patients with severe mental…

Finding A Community that Fits

Rose Hill is a member of ARTA (American Residential Treatment Association), which is comprised of 30 facilities across the United States serving adults with mental illness. While all the organizations are different, some are rural, some are urban, some are small while others are quite large, they all have one thing in common, they are…

a woman lies on the couch after experiencing compassion fatigue

Compassion Fatigue

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, over 40 million people in the United States provided unpaid care to a family member with a chronic health condition over the last year. This type of unpredictable, often intense and emotional care can create undue stress in the caregiver and up until recently was described as “secondary…