A cancer diagnosis is often met with some degree of fear, anxiety or depression,
but prolonged feelings of sadness or emotional distress can be warning
signs of a more serious issue. According to the American Cancer Society,
one in four people with cancer has clinical depression – which can
significantly impair functioning and even deter cancer treatment.
To help deal with these feelings and emotions, Barnabas Health Behavioral
Health Center will host “Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis”
on Tuesday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at 1691 U.S. Highway 9 in Toms River.
The free program, presented by Dr. Mary Jane Maser, will provide information
on the symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as successful treatment
options. According to Dr. Maser, anxiety and depression can often be treated
with therapy and medication management.
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center also offers help through Stepping
Stones, an intensive outpatient program aimed at addressing unique and
broad mental health issues. The program is tailored to treat a wide range
of disorders, including depression, anxiety, grief and other mood disorders.
For those suffering from co-occurring substance abuse disorders, the program
provides addiction recovery groups and other treatment modalities.
For more information on the
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center or to register for this program, please call the 24-hour Access Line at
About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array
of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a
100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive
outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric
and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the
multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every
facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized
and highly specialized treatment tracks. For more information on programs
and services or to make a referral, call the 24/7 Access Center at 800-300-0628.