Items Tagged ‘Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA’

July 20, 2019

Resnick staff sows seeds to improve mental wellness

By uclahealth uclahealth

What began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools — has become a popular therapeutic tool for some of the hospital’s inpatients. And, it has produced an important piece of […]

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Tags: Magnet, Magnet status, nurses, occupational therapy, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, social worker


'Couldn't Have Asked For Better'

July 11, 2019

‘Couldn’t Have Asked For Better’

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“My mom was a nurse, and she was the one who inspired me to go into the profession,” says Charmaine Platon, a clinical nurse in the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. “I was always interested in the mind and managing the mind. I thought psych was the best of both worlds because I get to […]

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Tags: emotional health, featured, nurse, psychiatric, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Still Working

April 10, 2019

Still Working

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ve seen through our magnet journey how the nurses here light up when they’re talking about the projects they’re involved in,” says Iris Mayoral, a clinical nurse at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, which was awarded Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “I’m involved in the falls prevention project. Patients in the […]

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Board Certified Staff

March 10, 2019

Board Certified Staff

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“The nurses we have here are a powerhouse,” says Scott Abcarian, a clinical nurse at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, which was awarded Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “The Magnet designation is for nursing excellence. The management here encourages us to continue our education to become board certified in psychiatric nursing, […]

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Tags: board certified, featured, Magnet Designation, psychiatric nursing, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Four Generations of Caring

February 28, 2019

Four Generations of Caring

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“I come from four generations of nurses in my family, so I love caring for patients,” says Catherine Landrum, a registered nurse at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, which was awarded Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “Receiving this designation just seems natural because we’ve always been doing this type of work […]

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Talk to teens about pot use

February 28, 2017

Talk to teens about pot use

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

As more states legalize marijuana use, there’s a growing perception that pot is benign. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially in young people. There is still much to be learned about the effects of sporadic and occasional marijuana use on adolescent brains, said Dr. Thomas Strouse, medical director of the Stewart and Lynda […]

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Tags: addiction, American Academy of Pediatrics, depression, Dr. Thomas Strouse, marijuana, marijuana use in teens, mental health, mental illness, psychosis, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma


7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

September 13, 2016

7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the fall season right: Hit pause. It’s […]

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Tags: fitness, meditation, mindful mediation, mindfulness, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, school, school-year, seasons, stress, summer, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


August 26, 2013

Put in place

By wow2 tashilhakthong_bv

I had been a person with many moves in my life.ucla neuro medical doctors and staff were there to help put things in place after my psychotic break. I deeply felt cared for and empathy and I was even guided to a recovery group even with resistance at first due to a differing faith. after the hospitalizations i […]

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Tags: patient stories, psychiatry/psychology, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA