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Depression Awareness

October is Depression Awareness Month, and South Sound Behavioral Hospital is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Bryan Hooper, Lacey WA, a local sought after mentor and coach. Bryan, who manages his Mental Health disorder, speaks on the importance of taking care of your mental health, from stabilization to long-term care, how we […]

Music Therapy Facts, Daisie Sutton and How Its Used at South Sound

Did you know that music therapy has a clinical history of 70+ years? We began servicing World War I veterans within Psych Hospitals and have since then progressed to working in schools, prisons, clinics, group homes, hospitals, etc. and servicing a wide range of populations as well as their needs. We also have several studies […]

Vitamin D and Mental Health

There are many things that can affect your mood; the foods that you eat and nutrients that you get (or miss) can be one such thing. Among all nutrients, Vitamin D has been linked to mood and mental health in different researches. Studies have shown that risks of developing depression are higher in people with […]

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

One of the ways SSBH has given back to the community is the involvement of awareness. The impacts of suicide in our society have hit home for many. To make a dent in the movement to provide understanding to Thurston County, SSBH has made it a point to provide suicide prevention awareness items for families […]

NAMIWALKS Your Way

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Health, NAMIWALKS is a fundraiser to raise awareness of mental health. NAMI walk consists of teams walking towards a 5k route. This year is a bit different since COVID-19 has reached the shores of the United States. Why they walk? Promote Awareness of mental health and reduce stigma by sharing […]

Tai Chi at SSBH

Tai Chi instructor Brian Weaver has brought another level of self-care to South Sound Behavioral Hospital patients. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practice known for its defense training, but also widely popular for its health benefits and meditation. Tai Chi overcomes hardness with softness and is a full-body workout which improves balance, […]

September is National Recovery Month

Have You Assembled Your Recovery Support System? When people talk about the future, the terms often used are journey, goals, work, career, plans, determination, responsibility, etc. Each person has their journey, and not all journeys travel in a straight line. Some people hit a bump in the road or have to take a detour, and […]

Mental Health is not a Weakness

Within the communities of minorities and those who are marginalized, mental health is often considered a weakness. To receive treatment was kept quiet or even frowned upon in BIPOC communities. Since 2008 it has become apparent that there are mental health concerns for minority and marginalized communities. To be more specific, mental health concerns and […]

Minority Mental Health Month

In this tech-savvy world and through all the medical advancements the world has to offer, there are continued disparities in the mental health world. There are reports, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, that state racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S are less likely to have access to mental health […]

PTSD Awareness Month

  Along with Pride and Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, June is also PTSD Awareness Month.   Have you ever thought about how many people are affected by PTSD?    It may not just be the person diagnosed with it, but loved ones are also affected by the symptoms of PTSD. Even though PTSD treatments […]