A blog by Marianne Svendsen, LMFT with Sutter Health’s Employee Assistance Program You may be feeling exhausted or burned out due to the impacts of COVID-19, the climate of social unrest, wildfires, the elections and upcoming holidays. These stressors may also cause you to feel sad or worried. Taken one by one, these events are …
At Sutter Health, we see tremendous value in viewing mental health and addiction care through a “human health” lens for many reasons, including the fact that they are so intertwined with our experiences as human beings.
On Veterans Day, we honor all of the incredible people, those living and those who are not, for their service to our country. While we should honor these men and women every day, today we pay tribute to their commitments and thank their families, too. We also acknowledge their sacrifices—many that came at a great …
Sutter Health has assembled a diverse team of clinical experts, social workers, designers and youth advisors to more completely understand the lived experience of young people as they transition from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood.
A message from John Boyd, PsyD, Sutter Health’s CEO of Mental Health Services, during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Mystery still surrounds COVID-19. It also has brought attention to matters important to the here and now, like the broader need for mental health support, especially in times of crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging our mental health in ways we could have never predicted, and some people may feel they’re beginning to run on empty as far as ways to cope with all the change and loss. Rather than grieving for the way of life you may have lost with the pandemic, an integrative psychotherapist recommends finding ways to create a meaningful life in the here and now.
Lisa Giovannetti, an integrative psychotherapist with Sutter’s Institute for Health & Healing, discusses the psychological impact of the extended lockdown on parents and guardians.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Every young person’s response to a traumatic event like a pandemic is unique and varied, but one thing is certain—it’s stressful. For many children and teens, stress commonly takes shape in the form of resistance, grief or even loss. These are intense emotions for developing minds, so it’s critical they don’t go …
During these uncertain times, it’s easy to develop habits that can have negative and unintended consequences on our physical and mental health. Sutter Health’s Kim S. Narvaez, LFMT, shares tips on how to set yourself up for success moving forward.