Preventive Mental Health Programs
Our goal is to help you and your healthcare professionals to better understand the mind-body connection by providing easy-to-use educational materials to help you and your family members better recognize symptoms of mental health issues, know what preventive mental health resources are available, and understand how to contact care. LifeSynch is committed to helping you prevent or lessen mental health problems before they happen. We strongly encourage you to call today at 1-866-279-7214 to find out more about our preventive mental health programs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression prevention in older adults, and post-partum depression. We hope you will take advantage of these free preventive mental health programs and the information that these preventive programs provide.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Prevention Program
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have problems with concentration, hyperactivity, and acting impulsively. Caring for children with ADHD can be tiring and stressful for the family.
The LifeSynch ADHD prevention program offers three newsletters on ADHD focusing on:
- Understanding ADHD
- Suggestions for working with children who have ADHD
- Dealing with family stress
How to Participate
If you are a participating practitioner or a member who is a parent or guardian of a child with ADHD and would like to receive the free ADHD program newsletter series, please call LifeSynch toll-free at 1-866-279-7214. We urge you to call today.
Early Recognition of Postpartum Depression Prevention Program
Between 50-80 percent of women become depressed after giving birth. For most women, these baby blues, or feelings of sadness, disappear after a few days. For 10-15 percent, these gloomy feelings linger and turn into postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is much more serious than the baby blues and can affect a mother's ability to take care of her child. Luckily, postpartum depression is a very treatable problem.
The LifeSynch postpartum depression prevention program offers helpful preventive information for pregnant women and women who have recently given birth, including:
- the symptoms of the baby blues and postpartum depression
- risk factors for developing the baby blues and postpartum depression
- explanations of the different treatment options for postpartum depression.
How to Participate
If you are a member receiving pre-natal care or a LifeSynch physician, we will mail information to you about the baby blues and postpartum depression prevention. We encourage you to read this material and share it with your husband or partner. You can also request the postpartum depression prevention information by calling toll-free 1-866-279-7214.
Depression in Medicare Members Prevention Program
Depression in the Medicare population, especially among its members ages 65 and older, frequently complicates other medical illnesses and disabilities. Additionally, depression symptoms tend to last longer in older adults and increases their healthcare costs to as much as 50% more than the costs for their non-depressed counterparts. Further, of the approximately six million Americans age 65 and older with depression, only 10% receive treatment.
The LifeSynch depression prevention program offers helpful information focusing on Medicare members that have been diagnosed with depression including:
The LifeSynch depression prevention program offers helpful information for pregnant women and women who have recently given birth, including:
- some of the most common warning signs of depression
- causes of depression in older adults
- treatment options
- tips for caregivers
How to Participate
If you are a member or a LifeSynch physician, we will mail information to you about depression prevention in Medicare members. We encourage you to read this depression prevention material and share it with your family members. You can also request the information by calling toll-free 1-888-279-7214.