Let's Talk: Mind, Body, Spirit

Let's Talk: Mind, Body, Spirit

Join the innovators at Sierra Tucson as they discuss relevant topics impacting mental and behavioral health. Our doctors and clinicians will explore thought provoking issues that impact you or a loved one.

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August 3, 2022
The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Sierra Tucson is designed to provide an inclusive and in-depth psychiatric, psychological, and medical assessment. CAP’s intensive assessment evaluation includes recommendations for treatment and referral upon completion.
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Gaming, social media, and the internet have offered new ways to be close but also provided a multitude of ways to detach and dissociate from others. Let’s examine the benefits and the risks of the digital age, not just in our relationships, but also how to know when we may have a problem with “technology addiction, such as gaming” and how to address issues related to technology use.
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Internationally renowned as a pioneer in innovative treatments and integrative therapies, Sierra Tucson offers NeuroStar TMS Therapy® (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for treating depression. This treatment is non-invasive, FDA-cleared, and safe.
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The word ‘integrative’ in integrative therapies refers to creating a whole, cohesive treatment plan, and bringing together the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within an individual. An integrative approach to therapy looks at the whole person, and combines mainstream therapies with complementary and alternative therapies to bring healing to all areas of one’s life.

Let’s find out why an integrative approach to mental...
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Sierra Tucson recently conducted its Self-medication Nation Survey and found some stunning results. Some of the results demonstrated that during the Pandemic, employees viewed alcohol, drug use as a benefit of work-from–home and the concern is they may very well bring those drug habits back to the workplace and employers need to be prepared. To find out more survey results and what it all means, we have Sierra Tucson’s Chief Medica...
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There are many unique challenges that licensed professionals face – personally and professionally. When these individuals struggle with substance use disorders or mental health issues, their treatment plan must not only address their individual needs, but those of their licensing board.
There are many unique challenges that licensed professionals face – personally and professionally. When these individuals struggle with substance us...
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Mental health care exists in many forms, including outpatient care. During outpatient treatment, individuals receive a variety of mental health services within a clinical setting rather than being admitted to a residential treatment center or a hospital. Learn more about its benefits.
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We know that healthy relationships are so crucial to mental health and wellbeing, and yet in the United States approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. One therapeutic approach to increasing relationship success is Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy.
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January 25, 2022
Per the World Health Organization, there is no generally accepted definition of harm reduction; however, it is known to cover a set of activities that are intended to minimize the negative physical and social impact incurred by the behaviors related to substance use. Learn more here.
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December 21, 2021
Do you ever just look around and ask yourself “why?” or wonder what your journey is all about?  Does meaning serve a purpose in our daily lives? What does it mean to understand or have meaning in what we do? How can this focus on meaning have an impact in one’s recovery? What I may find meaningful may differ greatly from what is meaningful for you, and that’s the point. Finding meaning on an individual level at any specific moment ...
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Perhaps it is timely that we recently honored our Veterans, because today our guest, Bill Reynolds: Director of Military and First Responder Trauma Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson, will provide helpful information on current treatment options for PTSD, identify available resources for our veterans, and helps us better understand how we can help to a veteran in need.

Bill Reynolds is a U.S. Navy-trained physician assistant and ser...
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You would think that people who have been prescribed opioids for chronic pain would have severely painful physical pathology, but this is probably more the exception than the rule.

In the United states, we have been prescribing opioids as a psychotropic medication for the last 25 years, and now we have 100s of thousands, if not millions of America, being prescribed opioid pain medication “for pain” who are looking for a way off the ...
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You may have heard of Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, or Lorazepam. These are benzodiazepines and are prescribed for anxiety. Are they effective medicine or a scary drug? Do the calming benefits of these drugs outweigh the risks? Here to tell us more is Dr Eric Hansen from Sierra Tucson.
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Everyone uses defense mechanisms. When we use them unconsciously, it is to protect ourselves from negative thoughts or feelings. So you might ask “Isn’t it a good thing to have defense mechanisms?” To answer this question and more is Tom Cleereman, Director of Outpatient Services at Sierra Tucson.
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Through education we put ourselves in a much better position to become an ally to those who are non-binary. Why would you we want to do this? To answer that question and more, we have David Cato, Clinical Director at Sierra Tucson. He is a certified Transgender Care Therapist and knows how important it is to consider the gender spectrum during treatment.
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Measurement-based care is a much needed paradigm shift in the behavioral health field that involves the systematic collection of data to monitor treatment progress, assess outcomes, and guide treatment decisions, from initial screening to completion of care.
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March 31, 2021
The birth of a baby is usually a time of immense joy, but some women experience mental challenges before, during, or after pregnancy.

Is it Baby Blues or Post-Partum Depression?
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The US Department of Veteran’s Affairs reports that about 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. Camille Drachman, Director of Clinical Education & Specialty Programming at Sierra Tucson explains, for those seeking or providing treatment, why trauma-informed care makes all the difference.
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Mike Gaziano shares his insight on healthy family dynamics and the importance of boundaries.
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November 18, 2020
Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal discusses mood and anxiety and shares tips on how to own your mental health.
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