Brain and Behavioral Health

Your mental health touches everything you do from your personal relationships and work performance, to your physical health and the ability to lead a fulfilling life. One out of four Rhode Islanders will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, such as depression, anxiety, or an addiction. Let the brain and behavioral health experts at Butler Hospital and Care New England guide you in your pursuit of wellness. We can help you, your family, and friends have a healthier mind by learning how to prevent illness, and we can help you find your way back to health when you’re not feeling well.

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Breast Cancer and Depression

Sadness, anxiety, fear are all feelings that can come with a diagnosis of cancer. But with some self-care and help from others, they don't have to lead to full-blown depression.

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A String of Days

She didn't think she could do it, but she did! Understanding the big picture in smaller increments helped this woman to see she could live a lifetime free from addiction.

Recent Posts in Brain and Behavioral Health

Parenting: In the Thick of it All

Summer has come to a close, and a new school year has started. For many families, this means the start of even more packed schedules, responsibilities to juggle and stress. As a clinical care coordinator at Women & Infants, a wife and mother of two girls, ages three and six, Jane Hesser, LICSW, provides insight into her own struggle to “have it all”.

The Mixed Messages About Food, Diets, and Weight to My Kids

"As a mom of two amazing girls, my mission is clear. Model the behavior I want to see in them. I never speak negatively of my body. What they witness is a mom who will mow the lawn, get dirty in the garden and get dressed up for special occasions. I want them to see being strong is important." Jocelyn Sherman, RD, LDN, is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Butler Hospital.

Breast Cancer and Depression

Sadness, anxiety, fear are all feelings that can come with a diagnosis of cancer. But with some self-care and help from others, they don't have to lead to full-blown depression.

Feelings That Come With Cancer

Feelings, like anxiety and depression, may get the best of you sometimes whne fighting cancer, but there is help and ways to lift your spirits.

What if You Only Had to Do It for One Day?

The thought of giving up something you love for good can be overwhelming and discouraging, but what if you had to do it for just one day?