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Dr. Titte Srinivas
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Health Facilities (Overview)

Health facilities are all buildings and clinics that provide health care or are involved in health promotion. Health facilities include hospitals, clinics, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, as well as many others.


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What is a behavioral health facility?

What is a behavioral health facility?

New Name for Care: Behavioral health facilities are centers, clinics, or hospitals that address and treat mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. Most promote independent living in the community and aim to prevent unnecessary, restrictive institutional placements. The objective is to help these individuals to continue to be productive members of their communities. ...Read more

Dr. Titte Srinivas
133 doctors shared insights

Health Facilities (Overview)

Health facilities are all buildings and clinics that provide health care or are involved in health promotion. Health facilities include hospitals, clinics, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, as well as many others.


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What is it like to work in mental health facility?

What is it like to work in mental health facility?

See below: It's challenging as you're dealing with people in distress. It is also rewarding because people do get better. Working in a mental health facility requires flexibility, but also the ability to follow structure and ability to look at your own reactions to a client and monitor these reactions. Are there any specific aspects that interest you? ...Read more

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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any mental health facilities in california?

Mental health facili: Plenty of government run mental health clinics for severely mentally sick people. The government mental health hospitals in all counties. Search the web. http://ochealthinfo.com/behavioral-home [for orange county] http://www.Sfdph.Org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalhlth/cbhs/default.Asp [for san francisco] .... ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What is the goal of mental health facilities for their patients?

Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'manageable'. In either case, the goal of the clinic is to keep patients functioning and achieving their realistic goals. Oh yes, and a good mental health professional has a goal of getting a patient healthy enough to not have to come back. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Before entering a mental health facility do they test your blood when you get there?

Before entering a mental health facility do they test your blood when you get there?

Yes: Usually, if you're entering an in-patient ward, you will have a physical, including a blood test. For partial hospitalization programs (php) or intensive outpatient programs (iop), you might be asked for a physical from your primary care doctor. There's no need for a completed physical or blood test if you start individual outpatient psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any mental health facilities like the titicut folllies still in operation?

Does anyone know of any mental health facilities like the titicut folllies still in operation?

Go East: Very east. Sadly I have been told that romania has very bad conditions. As to the newer east block countries or afghanistan, i believe humane treatment is a low priority. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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How to deal with staff taking care of a loved one who has been admitted to a mental health facility?

Depends on the issue: Generally, the staff need to be dealt with respect and politeness -- these qualities usually bring more results. Is there any particular issue you'd like to address with the staff? If you want diagnosis or treatment related info, your loved one or his/her power of attorney or legal guardian will have to sign consent. The question is too broad and needs to be more specific for a specific answer. ...Read more

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Is there any relation of architectural structures to the well being of patients in mental health facility?

Is there any relation of architectural structures to the well being of patients in mental health facility?

Evidence Suggests: The concept of 'healing architecture' has been developing over the last two decades and a large amount of research has been carried out into the impact of architectural design on the success of healthcare environments. Evidence that architects can significantly alter patients' experience and quality of life has led to changes in designing healthcare spaces. From rsa royal society of arts. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What is it like to live as adolescent in a mental health facility?

What is it like to live as adolescent in a mental health facility?

Highs and Lows: An adolescent living in a mental health facility usually experiences a wide variety of emotions. Often they are placed in a facility against their will and can experience anger, frustration, and even fear. They may feel abandoned by their family and friends. They may struggle forming new relationships. Gradually as they learn to fit in they will join the program instead of fighting against it. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

I hope not: Haunted health care facilities would pose a major problems for patients and chickens like me. I know these facilities often make for great horror movies, especially all the dark corridors. There's a lot of effort now to make hospitals more patient friendly, better lit with a warmer atmosphere. ...Read more

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Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

That would depend: On the illness and the compliance of the patient. So if a person has had one episode of major depression 5 years ago with no subsequent illness, why wouldn't they be able to work with other people who have similar porblems? ...Read more

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How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

How are people treated in mental health facilities if they are stubborn and have dementia?

Dementia - stubborn: Hopefully, such individuals are still treated with dignity and respect. Once people can no longer positively contribute to their own well being, medications and the creation of a supportive environment become important. ...Read more

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