Why Back-to-School Anxiety Is So Much Worse Now, and 5 Ways to Cope

By Danielle Roeske, PsyD, Vice President of Residential Services, Newport Healthcare It starts creeping up on us in early August — a sense of discomfort bordering on dread, a coldness in the pit of your stomach despite the heat. For both parents and kids, back-to-school anxiety is familiar and age-old; it’s built into the experience of…

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5 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Access Care

When is the best time to access care for mental health challenges? There’s a simple answer to that question: as soon as possible, because the longer a mental health issue remains untreated, the more serious it can become. That said, for teens, young adults, and families who have been considering treatment, summer is often the…

The Importance of Cultural Competence in Mental Healthcare

A Q&A with Najah Dail, LPC, LCPC, Director of Outpatient Services, Newport Healthcare By 2044, people from racial minority communities will represent more than half of the US population, according to census data. Yet currently only 17 percent of psychologists in the country are from minority groups, and many practicing clinicians lack the skills and…

The Role of Research in Behavioral Healthcare

A Q&A with Michael Roeske, PsyD, Senior Director of Newport Healthcare’s Center for Research and Innovation As a child, Michael Roeske was passionate about math. “I felt that there were patterns to be found everywhere, that everything could be measured and worked through equations, and therefore it was vitally important to study, understand, and apply…