Mental Health of America
Does Your Child Have a Mental Health Condition? How to Make Sure Both You, and Your Child, Are Ready for School
Providing support and guidance for a child with a mental health condition is a critical part of recovery. As a parent/caregiver, it is important that you work towards providing your child with the best school environment that is possible. To do so, it is important to be prepared for the upcoming school year.
There are some really great benefits to sending your kids to camp:
1. Life skills development to improve quality of life:
- Basic living skills
- Healthy living habits
- Self-care skills.
2. Problem-solving and decision-making skills training to develop personal empowerment.
3. Interpersonal Skills Training: Encouraging self-management, socialization, and communication skills.
4. Activities that promote recovery, restore skills, and develop adaptive behaviors that may include the following:
- Selection of nutritional food
- Verbalize thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a supportive environment
- Improving concentration and attention
5. Team building activities:
- Art therapy
- Group exercises & recreation
- Reinforce positive social skills
- Leadership activities
- Field trips; including Coastal Discovery Museum and beach day
As our loved ones age, it’s natural for some changes to occur. Regular forgetfulness is one thing, however; persistent memory loss or cognitive impairment is another thing and potentially serious. The same goes for extreme anxiety or long-term depression. Caregivers should keep an eye out for the following warning signs, which could indicate a mental…
The Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center is now serving more people with mental needs in the Lowcountry than ever before after opening a new facility in Hardeeville. Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center provides family support, psychotherapy and outpatient substance abuse treatment. It started in Holly Hill in 2010 and eventually expanded to Hilton Head, Bluffton…
Feeling Stressed Out? The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. Or, are they? For many people, the idea of entering a crowded room and chatting up coworkers or strangers at a party, exchanging gifts with friends, traveling from home, or attending large family gatherings can…
June 22nd –August 17th
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
First Baptist Church, 100 South Forest Beach Dr., Hilton Head Island SC 29928
At our Jamison Summer Camp, kids ages 8-16 can enjoy a wide array of fun summer outdoor and indoor activities – all under the supervision of our experienced staff members. We offer a fun, yet nurturing, summer camp – with sports, games, arts & crafts and, best of all, trained and experienced counselors who work to make sure that the summer camp experience is both fun, and enriching.…
Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center to Hold Free Programs to Help Parents Understand and Identify Mental Health Problems in Children and Teens May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center has announced that they will be holding a series of FREE programs, open to the public, to address common mental…
Stephanie Jamison recently spoke at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, presenting an overview of how Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center can help children in need of behavioral health services who are currently also involved in the Boys and Girls Clubs program throughout the region. Her interactive presentation — which provided an important…
While many people center their New Year’s resolutions around diet and exercise, there is another important area that many of us can, and should, focus on in the coming year: improving mental health and well-being. So as we head full-force into 2015, it’s important to not only consider ways to incorporate exercise and eating right into your lifestyle, but to look at ways in which you can improve your mental health (and the mental health of your family) in the year ahead.
According to the World Health Organization, good mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Good mental health is a critical part of a person’s overall health – with numerous studies showing that individuals with poor mental health are at increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.