COVID-19 is taking a severe health and economic toll on communities across the country — including right here in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. One often overlooked effect of the virus is the toll it's taking on our mental health and mental health care systems. Healthy Minds' Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Durette, (MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP, [...]
We recently highlighted Janet Nordine, MS, LMFT, a valued team member at Healthy Minds. Well, we're highlighting Janet again because she just became a Registered Play Therapist, certified by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Janet also became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) practitioner, one of only four others in Las Vegas! What is Play Therapy? [...]
Healthy Minds is on a mission to improve mental healthcare in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. One component of that goal is helping to educate, train, and retain the next generation of mental health experts — MDs, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other specialists. Our previous article provided an overview of our externship [...]
Partnering with Milan Institute to train the next generation of Las Vegas mental health care workers
Many people don't realize that Nevada currently ranks 50th in state health care rankings. This is a huge and complex problem, but one that must be solved. At Healthy Minds, we're actively creating solutions to make health care better for all citizens of Las Vegas and southern Nevada. Addressing the problems in Las Vegas's mental [...]
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, www.experiencecourage.com, where she writes [...]
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.
Meet Lauren Martin, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Substance Abuse Specialist, and “Third Culture Kid” From Singapore
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Durette, Healthy Minds' Medical Director, who just won her seventh Las Vegas Top Doc award from My Vegas Magazine!
What are the risks of teen marijuana use? Here's an overview of the current science, plus our recommendations for teens and parents.
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 [...]