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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Embrace Your Inner Scrooge

Bah-humbug you say? Don’t feel shamed into acting festive when you’re just not feeling it. Instead of masking your distaste or disinterest with tinsel and ropes of shiny artificial greenery, embrace your Inner Scrooge this year. Experts say you’ll feel better for it.

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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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Hectic Holidays: 10 Helpful Survival Tips

Hectic holidays make you want to hibernate until January 2nd? They don't have to with these ten tips!

Embrace Your Inner Scrooge

Bah-humbug you say? Don’t feel shamed into acting festive when you’re just not feeling it. Instead of masking your distaste or disinterest with tinsel and ropes of shiny artificial greenery, embrace your Inner Scrooge this year. Experts say you’ll feel better for it.

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.