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Employee Spotlight: Lauren Bratland, Data Specialist

2019-01-15T15:41:04+00:00January 15th, 2019|Mental Health|

Healthy Minds' Employee Spotlight articles feature dedicated team members doing amazing work to make mental health care better for everyone in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Introducing Lauren Bratland, Data Specialist at Healthy Minds Name: Lauren Bratland Hometown: Born in Winchester England, but have also lived in Thousand Oaks, CA and Raleigh, NC Position with [...]

The Importance of Staying – by Janet Nordine, MS, LMFT

2019-01-13T21:42:46+00:00December 19th, 2018|Mental Health|

Healthy Minds recently held an internal writing contest, with the winner receiving a donation to the charity of their choice. Congrats to contest winner Janet Nordine, who asked that Adoptees Connect receive the prize money on her behalf. In addition to Janet's work at Healthy Minds, she also has a popular blog,, where she writes [...]

Is there a problem? Knowing when and how to get mental health care for your child.

2018-11-14T12:05:04+00:00October 31st, 2018|Mental Health, Psychiatry, Therapy|

Does your child have mental health issues? How can you tell? Here's how to know when and how to get mental healthcare for your child.

Amphetamine Use In Nevada – Information, Risks, and Getting Help

2018-09-07T17:20:11+00:00September 7th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Amphetamine use in Nevada is becoming an increasing problem. In fact, Nevada has the nation’s highest amphetamine death rate. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal recently reported, "The death rate in Nevada attributed to “psychostimulants” — a class of drugs that includes methamphetamine, ecstasy and ADHD prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin — hit 7.5 per [...]

Benzodiazepines: Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Librium… Good or Bad?

2018-08-28T13:35:46+00:00August 28th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Did you know that Benzodiazepines and alcohol are the only two substances that have withdrawal symptoms that can directly cause death? This is due to the potential for severe seizures during withdrawal. Withdrawal from other substances such as methamphetamines or opioids may make you feel like you are dying, but withdrawal from these substances won’t directly [...]

Meet Lauren Martin, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Substance Abuse Specialist, and “Third Culture Kid” From Singapore

2019-01-15T15:35:34+00:00August 14th, 2018|Addiction Treatment, Mental Health, Team Stories|

Find out how Healthy Minds' Lauren Martin went from being a "third culture" kid in Singapore to a top mental health expert in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Life’s a circus! Meet Rebecca Nemecek, our Substance Use Disorder Program Manager

2019-01-15T15:36:12+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Addiction Treatment, Team Stories|

Rebecca Nemecek, Healthy Minds' Substance Use Disorder Program Manager, teaches us that life is like a circus. Come find out her story!

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