Brookhaven Retreat Encourages Women To Safeguard Emotional Wellness In October

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, teaches women the importance of nurturing emotional wellness.

During September, the world’s highest department of security, the Secret Service, failed to attentively do its job and allowed an intruder to access various rooms in the White House. As the most elite security force fails to protect the president’s residence from outside threats, Brookhaven Retreat urges women to evaluate how they plan to safeguard their emotional wellness.

October is officially recognized as Emotional Wellness Month. Being emotionally well means possessing the ability to identify and express feelings and emotions, even painful ones; accepting and coping with these feelings, and remaining positive about life regardless of day to day stressors. Brookhaven Retreat believes emotional awareness is key to long-term wellness, and works with women to feel empowered on all dimensions of health.

Mental health and substance abuse issues often interfere with a woman’s ability to find balance in her life and can lead to emotional breakage. For women with mental health issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and borderline personality disorder, learning and practicing therapeutic life skills is critical to mending this emotional fracture.

The women at Brookhaven Retreat are taught how to create a healthy whole that protects one’s emotional wellness. They practice healthy habits and nutritional eating, learn life skills and analyze important aspects of daily stressors. An all-female facility allows women to form friendships that will extend long after discharge.

By building a secure and strong whole women refuse to let distractions and negative influences compromise emotional health. Emotional wellness is the backbone of holistic health. If a woman’s emotional health is not supported, her physical and mental health will quickly deteriorate. Throughout the month of October, Brookhaven Retreat will continue to help women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues reclaim their power and safeguard their emotional wellness.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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