Tips to Help Moms Reset Their Personal Boundaries

Chandrika Balgobin, DO, PMH-C, is a perinatal psychiatrist with Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services. What are boundaries, and why are they important? In psychological terms, a boundary is a mental line that helps determine what is and is not “okay.” A boundary serves to “protect the integrity of an individual or group or that helps…

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Dads and Depression: Raising Awareness

Tara Croan, LCSW, PMH-C, women’s behavioral health therapist, Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services;  Sarah Orrison, LCSW, women’s behavioral health therapist, Inova Behavioral Health Services; and Rushi Vyas, MD, psychiatrist. When a couple welcomes a new baby into the family, everything changes. The parents tend to focus on the new baby’s needs and on the new…

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Shielding Your Kids from Harmful Social Media Content

Feyza Basoglu, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. She serves in the Inpatient Adolescent Mental Health Unit on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus for Inova Behavioral Health Services. Whether you call them iGen or Generation Z, today’s adolescents and young adults are connected online more than ever. Over the past few years, we have…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Gratitude

Karyn L. Flannagan, PsyD, serves as Vice President and Administrator, Inova Behavioral Health Services. She oversees and manages all operational functions for the behavioral health service line and is a clinical psychologist. The positive effects of gratitude have gained traction over the last 10 to 15 years. While we’re only beginning to understand the profound…

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Mental Health Coping Tips for Your Kids as They Transition Between Online and In-Person Schooling

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Satish Shashidhara, DO, is a board certified Child & Adolescent psychiatrist with Inova Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Shashidhara is the Medical Director for the Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, and with little to no warning, children and adolescents saw all of their routines upended by lockdowns.…

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Inova Announces Gift to Support Expansion of Behavioral Health Services at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Falls Church, VA – Inova is announcing that longtime supporters Jeffrey and Amiya Veatch have pledged $3.5 million to expand critically-needed behavioral health services at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Virginia region has seen an increase in residents seeking behavioral health services. Behavioral health inpatient admissions at…

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Peer Recovery Saves Lives in the Inova Alexandria Hospital Emergency Department

Jeremy H. Graf, MD is board-certified in emergency medicine. Dr. Graf is the Chief Medical Officer of Inova Alexandria Hospital. Lydia G. Haile, MD, FACEP, is board-certified in emergency medicine. Dr. Haile is Chief of Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Emergency Department. Linda Thompson is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Linda helps people struggling with addiction as…

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