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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Coping During the Holidays

Feeling like a Grinch? Here are some ways to make the holidays easier.  The holidays are just around the corner, and while they often can be a time of joy and celebration, for many people, there can be sour notes among all that cheer.  “Some struggle with family dynamics and overwhelming stress during this time,”…

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Stress Management for Dads: How Your Mental Health Impacts Your Kids

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Michael B. Moore, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Inova Behavioral Health Outpatient Center at Merrifield. Parenting is hard work. When people talk about self-care and stress management, the discussion often focuses on moms. A mother’s mental well-being is incredibly important, of course — but we shouldn’t forget about dads. Fathers often feel like…

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Inova Pairs Mental Health With Primary Care

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Breaking barriers in behavioral health With the mind-body connection well established, Inova Medical Group’s pairing of primary care and behavioral health providers in the same offices has reaped rave reviews. Since July 2017, most Inova primary care clinics have counselors and other mental health clinicians on staff, under the same roof, creating a seamless transition between…

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How can you help a child avoid suicide risk?

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Youth Suicide Prevention Dr. B. Jill McCabe and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in the region.  Being a parent is difficult. One of the most…

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New Kellar Center location in Loudoun offers behavioral health services for families

Meeting a Need May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a good reminder that behavioral health resources are a vital part of a community’s well-being. Children, teens and their families in Loudoun County, VA have limited choices for help with behavioral health challenges, and even fewer affordable options. Thankfully, the Inova Kellar Center has…

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