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Shepherd Center Recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month

Neurorehabilitation Psychology Department provides resources for managing mental health care.

This May, Shepherd Center recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a particularly important topic all year round for our patients, families, caregivers and staff. Preventing and treating mental health issues such as depression, substance misuse, sleep problems, pain management, or stress and anxiety are key components of the person-centered care provided at Shepherd Center.

Our psychologists, neuropsychologists, counselors and social workers strive to provide the resources and treatment needed for Shepherd patients, family members and staff to feel and function at their best. Please see the following tips and resources for mental health care.

Benefits of Relaxation

Relaxation can be a very effective way of coping with stress, pain and other problems. Benefits include lowered heart rate, decreased blood pressure, heightened immunity, reduced pain and tension, improved mood and better sleep.

Healthy Tips from Shepherd Center’s Neurorehabilitation Psychology Department

Sleep and exercise are essential to maintaining a mentally healthy lifestyle.

Self-Care for Staff

Work can be overwhelming. Self-care helps employees continue to do their work with care, energy and compassion.

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Being a caregiver can be overwhelming and result in forgetting about oneself and one’s needs. This can lead to self neglect, anger, depression, feelings of isolation, resentment and even illness. These are some helpful ways to take care of yourself when you are a caregiver.

Top 10 Mental Health Tips for Living with Neurological Conditions

Self-care, communication, and support are top ways to manage your mental health.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.