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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 01:03 PM
Author: Charlotte Behavioral

Now being offered at CBHC, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is considered an “A” level treatment for trauma, recommended by the World Health Organization for children, adolescents and adults.

EMDR therapy aims to reduce distress and strengthen positive cognitions related to a traumatic event. When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the brain with the original images, sounds, thoughts, feelings and body sensations. If the traumatic event is not effectively processed and stored in memory, it can result in maladaptive thoughts, feelings and behaviors. EMDR therapy is used to address adverse life experiences that contribute to problems of daily living.

During an EMDR session, the traumatic information is stimulated and reprocessed in a painless way. You will not have to recount disturbing details of the event. It is your own brain that will be doing the healing and you are the one in control. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, call CBHC at 941-639-8300.

Dine with a Star at the Burg’r Bar Event Raises $10,000 for Suicide Prevention & Education!

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 11:03 AM
Author: Charlotte Behavioral

On March 14th, the Fred Lang Foundation held it’s  first annual Dine with a Star at the Burg’r Bar event, which raised $10,000 to support suicide prevention and education in Charlotte County.

Local “celebrities” were on hand to serve attendees food and drink throughout the night. Celebrities include: Harvey & Marianne Goldberg, Musician Chris G, Charlotte Sun Publisher Robert E. Lee, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Mathis, Attorney Jill McCrory, Boogieman Mike Riley, Commissioner Bill Truex, Author Steven Wilson, MonarchDIRECT’s Darcy Woods, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce President John Wright, and Attorney Ed Wotitzky.

“For me, it was all about raising as much money as we could to support suicide prevention & education,,” said Paul Lynch, owner of Burg’r Bar, “So we were thrilled to learn we raised $10,000; the support in our community is amazing.”

In fact, suicide rates in Charlotte County (18.9%) are one of the highest in the State of Florida, and Florida ranks 49th in per capita spending for mental health treatment.

“Charlotte Behavioral Health Care has put its Zero Suicide Program at the top of its agenda,” said Miranda Fields, President of the Fred Lang Foundation (Fred Lang Foundation is the fundraising arm for CBHC.). “We are so thankful to Burg’r Bar owners Paul and Brenda Lynch and to the community members who attended the event. Because the Zero Suicide program is not funded by the state, monies were desperately needed to continue prevention and education in our community.”

Photo: Dine with a Star committee members (l-r): Brenda Lynch, Patti Guerzo, Colleen Wright, Miranda Fields, Keith Callaghan, Marjorie Benson, Kelly Pomerville, Paul Lynch (not pictured: Jacqueline Benjamin)

Hope Starts Here

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 10:02 AM
Author: Charlotte Behavioral


Read our “Hope Starts Here” newsletter to learn more about the progress on CBHC’s Margo Lang Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit expansion.

“Dine with a Star at the Burg’r Bar” Fundraiser to Support Suicide Prevention & Education

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 11:02 AM
Author: Charlotte Behavioral

Join us in the side yard at Burg’r Bar, located at 317 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda, on Tuesday, March 14 from 5 p.m. until late for a fundraiser benefiting the Fred Lang Foundation to support suicide prevention and education in Charlotte County.

Local “celebrities” will be on hand to serve attendees food and drink throughout the night, and several surprise STARS will show up to dine among the guests. Pulled pork sandwiches and chicken, water and soda, and beer and wine will be available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Charlotte Behavioral Health Care’s (CBHC) Zero Suicide Program. Popular local artist Chris G will be providing the evening’s entertainment, and there will be a raffle for a fabulous prize.

“We are very excited to partner with the Fred Lang Foundation,” said Paul Lynch, owner of Burg’r Bar, “Mental Health and suicide prevention are very important issues, and our goal to help make a difference.”

In fact, suicide rates in Charlotte County (18.9%) are one of the highest in the State of Florida, and Florida ranks 49th in per capita spending for mental health treatment.

“Charlotte Behavioral Health Care has put its Zero Suicide Program at the top of its agenda,” said Keith Callaghan, President of the Fred Lang Foundation (Fred Lang Foundation is the fundraising arm for CBHC.), “They’ve made ‘Signs of Suicide’ presentations to all 7th and 8th graders in Charlotte County and have hosted parent nights so that parents learn to distinguish the difference between normal teenage angst and behaviors that may signal depression and thoughts of suicide.”

For more information or to sponsor the event, call Kelly Pomerville at (941) 639-8300 x 2275.

 

Welcome Latte, our Newest Pet Therapy Dog!

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 11:01 AM
Author: Charlotte Behavioral

01.26.17_Latte & Kim SandersonSay hello to our newest pet therapy dog in training! Kim Sanderson, already mommy to Northside Psychiatric Services’ beloved Pet Therapy Dog, Colonel, just adopted little Latte. Latte is a Pitbull who was born on January 2, 2017. Colonel is excited to help train his new baby sister, and the staff just can’t stop cuddling with her!

Pet Therapy -Colonel