Entries by Chicago Behavioral Hospital

Chicago Behavioral Hospital and Elyssa’s Mission Provide Mental Health Support to Educators

Studies show that teachers experience some of the highest levels of work-related stress among professionals. In a 2015 survey, the American Federation of Teachers found that 78% of teachers reported feeling physically and mentally drained at the end of the day. The current pandemic has only caused further complications for teachers who were already feeling […]

Chicago Behavioral Celebrates Pride

Pride Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the advances and victories of the LGBTQ community. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges they still face. Discrimination, lack of acceptance, and bullying can have detrimental effects on mental health. Research within the LGBTQ community has found that individuals who identify as […]

Caring for Moms During Mental Health Month

Budding trees and blooming flowers remind us that spring is a time for growth and transformation. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the month in which many people celebrate Mother’s Day. Between the cards, flowers, and thoughtful gifts, Mother’s Day can be a complicated holiday and a source of pain for many women. Motherhood […]

How COVID-19 Impacts Women

Women are reporting higher rates of psychological distress compared to men. Anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic is a growing concern but early studies have indicated women may experience these feelings at an increased level. Families affected financially by COVID-19 and those adjusting to closures of childcare and after school day care, are more likely to […]

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. For many people, social distancing can make it even more challenging. Learning ways to cope during the pandemic and knowing when to seek help, ensures your mental health needs will be met. The COVID-19 pandemic has most likely disrupted how you live your daily […]

COVID-19 and Mental Health

COVID -19 has caused a serious economic downturn and tremendous social changes impacting mental health of all ages.  This has resulted in an overall spike in suicide.  In addition, 67% of people report higher levels of stress since the outbreak of COVID-19. 57% say they have greater anxiety since the outbreak. 54% say they are […]