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Why Do Holidays Lead to Relapse?

2019-03-04T19:39:51-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Imagine this: the sun is shining, the temperature is perfect, and you are sitting in your lawn chair barbecuing hamburgers and hotdogs waiting for it to get dark so you can watch the fireworks to celebrate America’s birthday. You look to your left, then you look to your right and everyone has a cold drink [...]

Healthy Minds’ Substance Use Disorder program featured on ABC News 13′ Morning Blend show

2018-07-10T16:19:42-04:00June 28th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

Clinical Director, Melissa Paller, and Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Durette, on ABC News 13' Las Vegas Morning Blend show discussing Healthy Minds' new Substance Use Disorder program. We're thrilled to announce that Healthy Minds was featured on ABC News' 13 Las Vegas Morning Blend show this morning! Our Clinical Director, Melissa Paller, and [...]

The Amazing Journey of Dr. Sid Khurana and His Mission to Improve Las Vegas’s Mental Healthcare

2018-07-10T16:22:04-04:00June 19th, 2018|Mental Health, Psychiatry, Team Stories|

The Khurana family, who now call Las Vegas home. Sid Khurana’s childhood didn’t resemble that of most other psychiatrists practicing in the United States. He was born and raised in the northern state of Punjab, India, just west of the border with Pakistan. He grew up speaking four languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, and [...]

Where Am I? Systems of Care and Child Psychiatry: A Call for Advocacy

2018-07-10T17:41:46-04:00June 17th, 2018|Psychiatry|

By Dr. Lisa Durette, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director at Healthy Minds This article originally appeared in the May/June 2018 addition of AACAP News, a publication of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Systems of Care (SOC) - the very topic often evokes eye rolls and sarcasm. [...]

Healthy Minds Announces New, Holistic Addiction Treatment Program

2018-07-10T17:04:11-04:00May 16th, 2018|Addiction Treatment|

A Dire Problem In Las Vegas, Substance Use Disorders Are Treatable    Las Vegas, Nevada, May 15, 2018 – Recognizing a dire community need, Healthy Minds is announcing the launch of its new Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program. Spearheaded by Melissa Paller, LCSW, Healthy Minds’ Clinical Director, the program aims to take a holistic, multidisciplinary [...]

Meet Melissa Paller, the Hula Dancing Founder of Healthy Minds’ Substance Use Disorder Program

2019-03-06T14:12:37-04:00May 14th, 2018|Team Stories|

Imagine this: it’s the 1970s. You’re a young girl of Chinese, Portuguese, and Hawaiian descent living in Hawaii, your cultural home. Your parents move from Hawaii to rural Idaho, where you’re now one of two children in the whole school with dark skin. You primarily speak Hawaiian Pidgin English, a creole language, ensuring that you’re [...]

Healthy Minds’ Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Durette, Nominated For Las Vegas Top Doc

2018-07-10T17:43:28-04:00May 7th, 2018|Psychiatry, Team Stories|

Healthy Minds is proud to announce that our Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Durette, has been nominated for a 2018 Las Vegas Top Doc award by My Vegas Magazine. Dr. Durette, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP, has previously been awarded Las Vegas Top Doc six times. The Healthy Minds' team gets to see Dr. Durette's dedication to [...]

Help us spread the word about Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

2018-07-10T18:06:32-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Mental Health|

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month and next week is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week? These public awareness campaigns are intended to help expel myths, inform the public, and show support for the millions of people affected by mental health issues. At Healthy Minds', we want to do our part to [...]

Contact Your Senators Today To Urge Mental Health Vote!

2019-03-04T19:55:57-04:00September 23rd, 2016|Mental Health|

This important message is reprinted from The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP):   IT’S NOT TOO LATE! CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY TO URGE MENTAL HEALTH VOTE  [] It is not too late; we still need you to contact both of your U.S. Senators today on behalf of CAPs and your [...]

Therapeutic Thoughts of the Week – James Framo: Theory in Clinical Practice

2018-07-10T18:25:30-04:00March 23rd, 2015|Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Therapeutic Thoughts of the Week|

This week’s Healthy Minds “Therapeutic Thoughts of the Week” is intended to provoke thought and discussion pertaining to James L. Framo’s work as it relates to theory of change, the role of the therapist, and therapeutic techniques. James Framo is considered a pioneer within the field of marriage and family therapy. Mr. Framo [...]

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