Blog Posts in 2023

  • CBHA Attends Wahluke School District's Family Prevention Night

    We had a fun night at Wahluke Junior High for their Family Prevention Night! Our Behavioral Health team shared information with parents about healthy limits on video games, social media and depression and a guide to drug-free kids, along with some healthy tips on nutrition and sugary drinks. It’s so important that parents are aware of the influences and struggles their kids may be going ...

  • Finding Help

    If you or someone you love is feeling like you may harm yourself, let your parent, guardian or another trusted adult know immediately. If this is not an option for any reason, contact a resource like Crisis Text Line (text “NAMI” to 741-741) for support and direction. The most important thing is that someone is there for you — whether it is over the phone, by text or chat, or in ...

  • How to Talk to My Parents or Guardian

    If you are struggling with your mental health — for example, if you are feeling down or nervous much of the time — it’s important to talk with your parent or guardian and let them know you need help. Some conversations are “bigger” than others, and it’s normal to feel uncertain or worried about sharing something personal or emotional. So, how do you have this ...

  • Social Media and Mental Health

    You are growing up in a world where social media has always been a part of connecting with others, especially friends and classmates. Social media has made it possible to stay connected to other people from almost anywhere and at any time. However, digital platforms can also make things more difficult for you emotionally. It’s important to recognize when patterns of social media use are ...

  • 5 Ways To Cope With Stress

    GET SOME SLEEP Getting enough sleep helps you grown and develop normally, pay attention throughout the day and maintain overall health. For teens, this means about 8-10 hours each night. FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS Take time to thnk about what you're good at and ways to do more of those things. By focusing on and buidling your strengths, you can keep your stressors in perspective. DO THINGS THAT ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Aliyah Valdez

    Join us in congratulating Aliyah Valdez on her Firestarter Award! Aliyah is our Mammography Technologist at our Othello Clinic. She started out at our Connell Clinic as a Radiology Tech, performing x-rays and doing blood work for our patients. She is a wonderful example of an ideal employee and is always efficient in her work and friendly with her coworkers. Aliyah has done a wonderful job in ...

  • Get to Know Dr. Alex Snyder, DMD

    Getting your kids to see the dentist can be challenging, but Dr. Snyder always makes sure that it will be a fun and painless experience. Dr. Alex Snyder, DMD, is a Pediatric Dentist at our Othello and Wahluke Clinics. He grew up in St. George, Utah. When he was younger, he enjoyed being outdoors. “I love to be out in nature mountain biking, rock climbing, and snowboarding.” On his time ...

  • Meet New Connell Clinic Manager, Heather Rex!

    You may see a new face walking around our Connell Clinic! Her name is Heather Rex, she is originally from Snellville, Georgia, and she is the new Connell Clinic Manager Heather was a medical assistant for six years. “After two years into my MA career, I knew that I wanted to switch to the management side and take care of our caregivers,” says Heather. “I loved interacting with my ...

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