If your son or daughter is using drugs and alcohol, you may have been told that certain things you do for them are “enabling.” Meanwhile, all you really want to do is help them. It can be confusing how to respond to your child’s behavior. In this short video, Master...read more
Kelly Carneal Firesheets survived the Dec. 1, 1997 shooting at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky. She lives in Mount Lookout. To my neighbors in Marshall County, Kentucky: It is with great sadness that I welcome you to the club of survivors. Yesterday, you were...read more
The recent events at Marshall County High School have been an extremely frightening experience, and the days, weeks, and months following can be very stressful. Your children and family will recover over time, especially with the support of relatives, friends, and...read more
The combination of life-threatening traumatic personal experiences, loss of loved ones, disruption of routines and expectations of daily life, and post-violence adversities pose psychological challenges to the recovery of children and families in the affected areas....read more
For many, choosing to seek help is tough and for others, especially children, parents may not recognize that their child has been affected. Children often internalize traumatic events and it is important that parents and other adults recognize the signs of trauma and...read more
Immediately following a tragedy like the one at Marshall County High School, the attention is on taking care of the physical needs of those injured. Following that, however, is the need to address the emotional impact of such a trauma. This is not only true for those...read more
A school shooting is a terrible and traumatic event for parents, students, and the community as a whole. The violence that strikes the community after such an event stuns the nation and is a grim reminder that violent acts can strike in the most unexpected places and...read more
Every January the National Institute for Drug Abuse has a week that they hope will raise awareness and educate people about what are myths and what are facts about drug use. I often think back to my days in high school and how I wanted to fit-in. I often thought that...read more
Everyone goes through thing’s in life that are hard to deal with. Sometimes you just need to talk to someone about it and this can be even harder than the event’s themselves because you are having to trust the person you are talking to and be confident that they will...read more
There will be days that just suck. There will be some days that nothing works to get you out of a bad mood. For me, I like to use funny movies and coloring books to keep me leveled out. For some people, they use drugs to cope with stress. Most of the youth that I...read more
Well, I won't back down No, I won't back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won't back down No, I'll stand my ground Won't be turned around And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down Gonna stand my ground And I won't back down Tom Petty's video...read more
TAYLRD (Transition Age Youth Launching Realized Dreams) is a new way to REACH OUT to youth and young adults ages 16-25 who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues. Peer Specialists who are young people with lived behavioral health experience and...read more
Four Rivers Behavioral Health
Four Rivers Behavioral Health offers a variety of programs designed specifically for children and teens. In addition to the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, Four Rivers Behavioral Health offers a Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents, a complete Testing & Assessment Center to help determine the best course of action for children with mental health concerns as well as an entire clinical staff dedicated to children who need behavioral health treatment.
Four Rivers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit agency providing comprehensive, integrated mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services to promote the health and quality of life for consumers in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, and McCracken counties. Any individual in need is eligible to receive services without regard to race, religion, disability, national origin, or gender.