Behavioral Health Blog

How to Help Someone Who is Having a Panic Attack

  If a friend or loved one is one of the millions of Americans who have panic attacks, it can be challenging to know how--or whether--you can help. If your loved one is in the middle of a panic attack now, stay as calm as possible and take the following five steps:   Ensure their physical safety Speak calmly and say reassuring things Ask…

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Dr. Omar Elhaj Interviews with WKYC-TV on Rising Mental Fall-out Amid Pandemic

Interview with WKYC-TV Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins and LifeStance Health Provider Omar Elhaj, MD. They discussed, among other things, an increase in mental fall-out from the pandemic on children and adolescents. Read the full article here.

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Do You Love Someone With Depression? Here’s What You Need to Know

  Approximately 7.1 percent  of the adults in the United States have experienced at least one episode of clinical depression. In fact, depression is so widespread that it is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. With statistics like these, it’s likely that you or someone you know will experience depression at some point.   If you’ve never been through a…

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Washington Post Features LifeStance’s Chief Medical Officer

Anisha Patel-Dunn, LifeStance's Cheif Medical Officer, was recently featured in an interview with The Washington Post. She discussed the role of telehealth in the mental health industry. Read the full article here.

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LifeStance Chief Medical Officer Featured on Fox News

Fox News reached out to Anisha Patel-Dunn, LifeStance's Chief Medical Officer, for expert advice on how clinicians are bracing for the mental health impact amid reopening reversals. Read the full article here.

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Dr. Niroshika DeSilva Featured on Romper

Dr. Niroshika DeSilva from Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates was featured on Romper. She discussed children's habits and the things they collect. Check out what Dr. DeSilva had to say in the full article here.

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Racial Trauma: What It Is and How Can You Heal From It

  Each July, the mental health community recognizes Minority Mental Health Month. During this month, we shine a spotlight on mental health issues and how they affect the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. Perhaps one of the most pervasive of these issues is racial trauma, but it’s not discussed nearly enough.   Learning about what racial trauma is and healthy coping mechanisms…

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Kyle Holsinger Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Delaware County Professional Services psychologist, Kyle Holsinger, was recently featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Kyle discussed how DCPS has adapted to using telehealth in their practice. Read the full article here.

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woman with ptsd on telehealth appointment

Can Telehealth Be Used to Treat PTSD?

Approximately one in every 11 people will live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Despite the prevalence of this disorder, a lack of awareness persists in many social circles. That’s why we take the time to honor PTSD Awareness Day each 27th of June. If you are one of the millions of people in the United States living with…

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How Telehealth Revolutionized Mental Healthcare

Telehealth is a broad term that describes remote interactions between patients and health care providers using video conferencing, remote monitoring devices, or other online communication. In just the last decade, the use and availability of telehealth services have skyrocketed. According to the American Hospital Association, just 35 percent of hospitals had any kind of telehealth service in 2010. By 2017, that number was at…

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