People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that are most frequently employed to help people living with disabilities, injuries and illnesses: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language and applied behavioral analysis.
In addition to an already challenging year, 2021 has been especially hard for the Raintree family due to the sudden loss of our founder and leader, Richard Welty, who committed suicide on July 21st. Despite the nature of his passing not being common knowledge, we have decided to share this publicly, in an effort to gain much needed awareness for behavioral and mental health initiatives as well as bring attention to the issues of gun violence.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and while we encourage you to watch our educational podcast from 2020, now more than ever we want to highlight the importance of not only being informed but also being proactive in silencing the negative stigmas surrounding anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and any other mental illnesses.
With COVID variants on the rise, it is understandable that many parents are concerned about sending their kids back into the classroom - especially as we're seeing more and more cases develop in younger patients. To help you navigate this school season, we wanted to provide some ways that you can keep your family safe during these next few months!
With telehealth solutions increasing exponentially in both usage and popularity, some healthcare specialties, in particular behavioral and mental health, have seen a big shift towards continuity of virtual care. A trend projected to persist even beyond the end of the pandemic.
Pediatric Associates of NYC has been New York City's most trusted pediatric care facility for over 7 decades. Founded in 1948, Pediatric Associates has dedicated their work to go above and beyond. Each and every patient that is admitted to or born at NYU is met with the full dedication and support of the staff at Pediatric Associates, giving continuity of care a whole new meaning.
Whether you are dealing with an injury or chronic pain, seeking out physical therapy can improve your mental health as well as your physical strength. A physical therapist not only provides you prescribed exercises that improve function but they also act as a source of encouragement and emotional support.
Established in 1997, as one of the earliest mental health billing services in the United States, Billshrinkers, Inc. has worked diligently to streamline billing processes and amplify revenue for healthcare practices nationwide. With over 20 years of experience and expertise - Billshrinkers’ primary goal is to alleviate stress for mental health providers by giving them the financial management and support they need.
Every May, we celebrate National Mental Health Month, a time set aside to recognize individuals with behavioral and mental health conditions as well as acknowledge the people who support them. In 2019 alone, 51.5 million U.S. adults struggled with mental health issues and because one in five people will experience some form of mental illness throughout their lifetime, chances are we all know someone who is affected.
March is a significant month for our disabled friends, family, and neighbors. Not only will this year mark the 34th anniversary of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March, 1987), but it will also be the 9th ever officially observed World Down Syndrome Day (March, 21st).
Join us in celebrating the lives of those with down syndrome and other developmental disabilities in an effort to further advocate for their rights, inclusion and welfare across the globe!
As you may know from part 1 of our #NEDA series, this week has been dedicated to increasing National Eating Disorders Awareness. While we have already discussed its history and purpose, today we want to dive deeper into the affects eating disorders have not only on the body but also on the mind.