Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult
Children who engage in creative and active play may grow up to be healthier adults. The finding comes from a British study that involved 505 young adults who provided information about their health and their childhood play experiences. Four types of play were found to be associated in different ways with adult health, said the University of Ulster researchers.
Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
A new report finds that older people have lower rates of mental illnesses related to mood and anxiety than younger people, but the conditions remain common, especially in women. Researchers led by Amy L. Byers of the University of California at San Francisco analyzed a survey of 2,575 people aged 55 and older. The oldest people in the study, those aged 85 and older, were the least likely to report having the conditions.
Risk of Mental Illness Higher If Both Parents Suffer from Mental Illness
People whose parents are both diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are at much higher risk of developing these and other psychiatric disorders, according to a study in the March issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. More...
Benefits of Healthy High Self-Esteem
The benefits of a healthy self-esteem are many. Children who have high self-esteem come to value themselves and think of themselves as worthy partners and capable problem solvers. They develop a healthy balance of liking who they are, but also recognizing that there are ways they can continue to grow and to develop. More...
How do I access services?
Learn about how you can access services at Behavioral Connections. More...
Access services by attending our walk-in Assessment Clinic
You will meet with an assessment clinician who will learn about your concerns or difficulties and make a decision about the most appropriate treatment for you. If your concern can be better addressed by another agency (inside or outside of Wood County) we will refer you to that agency. For more specific information about our Walk-in Assessment Clinic see below.
Walk-in Assessment Clinic
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (YOU MUST CHECK-IN BEFORE 2:00 PM to be eligible to be seen that day). Appointments are first come first serve. Please arrive as early as possible for more immediate service.
Monday: 27072 Carronade Drive, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Tuesday: 1010 North Prospect, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Wednesday: 27072 Carronade Drive, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Friday: 1010 North Prospect, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I expect to happen at the Assessment Clinic?
1. You will meet with an Admissions Specialist who will gather demographic information, insurance information and consent forms. (This may take 20 minutes). Please bring your income verification or letter of support, a list of your current medications and your insurance card(s)
2. Meet with the Assessment Clinician. (This could take 1-2 hours)
If at all possible, we ask that you not bring young children to the assessment.
If you are court-ordered for treatment, please bring contact information so we will be able to submit your assessment to the appropriate agency/court.
How long will my appointment be?
We operate on a first come, first served basis. In addition certain insurance carriers may require a provider with a specific license to complete your assessement. In this case you may have to wait until an appropriate clinician is available.
What if I’m unable to come before 2:00 PM for the Walk-in Assessment Clinic?
You can come and sign in and tell us that you will need to be seen later in the day. Signing in and letting the Admission Specialist know that you will need to come back later for an assessment should only take 10-15 minutes of your time. The Admission Specialist will ask about your insurance coverage. Typically, the latest appointment would be 3:30PM on any of our Walk-in Assessment Clinic days.
In certain situations, we can have you complete your paperwork with the Admissions Specialist and then return on a different day for the assessment portion.