Congratulations to Dr. Tan of Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare!
At the UCF College of Medicine Awards ceremony 10-8-13, it was announced that Dr. Jesse Tan of Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare won the "Excellence in Teaching Award for Best Psychiatry Clerkship Teacher". Dr. Tan has won this award two years in a row! “This award is based on student evaluations of faculty, and thus demonstrates the respect and high esteem with which Dr. Tan is held by the students”, said Dr. Marty Klapheke, Professor of Psychiatry UCF College of Medicine.
Dr. Jesse Tan began his employment with Lakeside in 1996 working in several capacities through the years. Dr. Tan is currently the Medical Director of Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare and actively works with the Florida Assertive Community Treatment team at Lakeside. The FACT team employees a multidisciplinary team to provide intensive, community-based treatment, rehabilitation and support services for individuals in need of long-term, intensive treatment. This evidence based treatment approach is tailored to the individual’s needs. Dr. Tan provides treatment both in his office and the community, even seeing individuals in their homes. Everyone at Lakeside congratulates Dr. Tan on receiving this award for the second year in a row!
The gift of restorative sleep
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Centuries ago the Greeks understood the importance of the mind/body connection. They recognized that you can't separate spiritual well-being from physical well-being.
Today we know that taking care of your physical health helps you cope better with psychological stress. And a good night's sleep is a key part of the equation.
Overwhelming data demonstrate that when you don't get predictable and restorative sleep, you're more likely to suffer from irritability, anxiety, depression and a number of other health problems, including heart conditions.
So what can you do to get a good night's sleep? Experts recommend:
Click below for a video about Lakeside's merger with The Center for Drug Free Living and Seminole Behavioral Healthcare.
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: PATHWAYS TO WELLNESS
For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year's theme is Pathways to Wellness.
Wellness - it's essential to living a full and productive life. It's about keeping healthy as well as getting healthy.
Wellness involves a set of skills and strategies that prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness and promote recovery and well-being. Wellness is more than just the absence of disease.
Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being. And mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health.
Whatever our situation, we are all at risk of stress given the demands of daily life and the challenges it brings-at home, at work and in life. Steps that build and maintain well-being and help us all achieve wellness involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and community.
These steps should be complemented by taking stock of one's well-being through regular mental health checkups and screenings. Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it's a good idea to take periodic reading of our emotional well-being.
Fully embracing the concept of wellness not only improves health in the mind, body and spirit, but also maximizes one's potential to lead a full and productive life. Using strategies that promote resiliency and strengthen mental health and prevent mental health and substance use conditions lead to improved general health and a healthier society: greater academic achievement by our children, a more productive economy, and families that stay together.