12 Hopeful Ideas to Improve Your Mental Health 2024

  During the holidays and beyond, we posted 12 articles with hopeful ideas to improve your mental health. We are heading into February with 2024 firmly under our belts. It seems like a good time to recap those 12 ideas while we still feel the newness of the New Year (and while our resolutions are […]

Holidays in Rehab – The Best Gift

It’s the holidays—the time for pageants at church and school, traditions, office parties, and family responsibilities. At Sanford Behavioral Health (Sanford), we understand that those with substance use disorders, eating disorders, and mental health conditions try to find reasons to put off getting treatment. Of course, the holidays present the ultimate excuse, no matter whether […]

Chronic Pain and Mental Health with Dr. Gilbert Masterson

It is a beautiful morning, the sun shining through the blinds, and you are ready to meet a brand new day. But hopping from the bed with optimism has become a problem because your back, knees, hips, or that lingering migraine sends a shock of pain with the first footfall on the bedroom floor. You […]

Mental Health Questions? Sanford Doctors & Therapists Answer

We get mental health questions regularly from individuals who do not know how to navigate a complex behavioral health system. Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to answer some of those questions in one place. Sanford Behavioral Health treats addiction, eating disorders, and mental health conditions. Appropriately, we focus on reducing […]

10 Self-Care Tips for Mental Health

The importance of self-care for mental health cannot be overstated, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking the time to do things that make you feel good improves your mental health and allows you to enjoy your recovery. If you or a loved one needs help overcoming a mental health disorder, call Sanford Behavioral Health […]

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Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus – the Wood TV Interview

Our seasoned team has fully functioned at Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus since January 2022. Our signature addiction treatment centers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have been operational since 2015; however, Sanford West is still a relatively new facility, with programs rolling out regularly. We want to thank Rachael Ruiz and eightWest Wood TV for their […]

5 Mental Health Activities

  Mental health activities can help you to reconnect with yourself, build emotional resilience, and reduce stress. Your mental health is just as important to look after as your physical health. That’s why learning activities that help maintain your mental health and well-being are equally important. We understand the importance of mental health and treatment […]

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Benefits of Art Therapy for Mental Health

  At Sanford Behavioral Health, we are always asking patients to “show me.” Show me where in the image you are feeling a conflict. Show me how you would change that. Of course, when we ask someone to show us something, we ask them to show themselves. In Sanford’s mental health treatment, patients participate in […]

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5 Signs of an Eating Disorder

An eating disorder is a serious mental health condition affecting millions of people in the United States and worldwide. Understanding the signs of an eating disorder is essential to help yourself or a loved one and access appropriate outpatient treatment options. Sanford Behavioral Health offers comprehensive outpatient treatment programs for eating disorders and can help […]

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6 Strategies to Not Feel Self-Conscious

Feeling self-conscious is a common struggle, especially in social situations. It can be a feeling that is hard to shake and can sometimes be debilitating. And when you’re feeling self-conscious, it can be challenging to change your feelings. However, some strategies can help you not feel self-conscious. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we believe that self-confidence […]

a woman smiling and looking confident after struggling with feeling self-conscious