Men’s Alcohol Addiction – The Bad and Good News

  Let us begin with the bad news: statistically men are more likely to use every type of illegal and legal drug than women. When it comes to men’s  alcohol addiction, men drink more than women in every category. This includes binge drinking, overall consumption, and substance use disorders. According to a CDC Fact Sheet […]

Fox 17 Interview – Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus

  Thank you to Fox 17 and reporter Marisa Oberle for taking the time to visit Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. Sanford West, the newest addition to Sanford Behavioral Health’s facilities, is well positioned to treat high acuity patients with an integrated approach to addiction, eating disorders, mental health and medical conditions. All of Sanford’s programs are backed by a multidisciplinary team of medical and […]

6 Ways a Michigan Summer Improves Mental Health and Recovery

  Michigan summer… It’s Memorial Day weekend and it finally feels like Michigan summertime has begun. After what we’ve gone through the past couple of years, summer has a special meaning; it feels hopeful and restorative. Green is the color or life, nature, renewal and energy. The color green is also associated with fertility, growth […]

Together 4 Mental Health – KIPU Health Interview

  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is #together4mentalhealth. It’s a great theme for us, because at Sanford we value our business relationships. We also value the mental health of our patients and staff. And we know that one of the key components in mental wellness is community involvement.   Together […]

Mental Health Awareness Month – 7 Ways to Do Your Part

  As the Marketing Director for Sanford Behavioral Health, I am responsible for social media outreach. Likewise, I am responsible for answering questions or responding to engagement on our various social media profiles. It shocks me when I post something about a new initiative we are launching, and along with the likes and shares I […]

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New Website Launch for Sanford Behavioral Health!

  It’s time for a celebration; we have launched our new website! Sanford Behavioral Health (formerly Sanford House) in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan has grown since its inception in 2015. And with myriad new programs and the opening of Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus, we were straining the capabilities of the old website. Six months’ […]

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10 Reasons a Michigan Winter is Good for Your Health!

  At the beginning of winter 2020, there is no question what was in the minds of Michiganders far and wide. After almost a year of isolation, distancing and COVID-19, we are heading into the months when we normally sequester. How are we going to handle this? And when the first snow fell in October […]

What to Expect When You Call a Treatment Center – Anatomy of Addiction Podcast

  Have you ever wondered what happens when you call an addiction, eating disorder or mental health treatment center to ask for help? Who answers the phone? What questions do they ask you? What should you have available? Do you have the telephone jitters, but just want to talk to someone about entering a mental […]

Nutrition for the Recovering Body and Mind – Limelight Interview

  Learning to prioritize healthy food is an important aspect of the treatment and recovery from a mental health disorder. So is rekindling the social aspects of eating, and at Sanford Behavioral Health we provide farm fresh options and a “family style” environment. Stimulating conversation and comradery occur around our dining tables.   Today we […]

Happiness in Recovery – Reset Your Day!

  I’ve been feeling down lately. I won’t burden you with the details. And sure, there’s nothing wrong with feeling down. Happiness is not a prerequisite of recovery for my clients. Personally, I practice coping skills to move through the rough patches: physical exercise, following a routine, and asking for help. I’m also fortunate to […]