Behavioral Health

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide in America is at a record high.  Nearly 50,000 people died by suicide last year – 15 deaths for every 100,000 people. This marked a five percent spike over 2018, the year with the previous highest number of suicides. Suicides among young people were also higher than ever before.  “Circumstances and psychosocial experiences and …

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Seeking Help is the First Step When Stress Impacts Your Life

There is no shame in seeking professional help to treat stress, says Dr. Jacob Samander, a board-certified psychiatrist with Open Door Family Medical Center.   “You need to treat stress like you treat diabetes,” he said. “As with diabetes, treatment begins with seeing an expert and making lifestyle changes – eating healthier, learning to sleep better, …

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Seeing a mental health professional can be the most important step one can take to prevent suicide. This advice is particularly timely with September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is estimated that three people every hour die from suicide and 55 percent of the population has been affected directly by suicide. The overall …

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Teen Mental Health Concerns

Open Door partners with organizations in the communities we serve to deepen the impact of our services. This article features a longstanding important relationship between Open Door Family Medical Center and Family Services of Westchester as both organizations work to address significant mental health challenges faced by patients in local communities. Behavioral health therapists at …

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