Javon Bea

Mercy President, CEO

Healthy Tips

Mental Health Practitioners: Who’s Who?

If you or a loved one needs mental health services, it can be a challenge to choose which practitioner would be the best choice. While your doctor can provide a referral, it helps to know the difference between the types of professionals who specialize in mental health: Psychiatrist (MD or DO) Psychiatrists ...read more

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mental Health

You have probably heard reports that omega-3 fatty acids may offer cardiovascular benefits, especially for people with high triglyceride levels. But can they affect mental health conditions? Can omega-3s ease psychological symptoms? What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Omega-3s are a kind of polyunsaturated (good) fat that come in different forms: Docosahexaenoic acid ...read more

Mental Health Services: An Overview

Mental health disorders, which profoundly disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others, and capacity for coping with the demands of life, are common throughout the world. Some mental illnesses are severe enough to require treatment as they create problems that prevent those living with mental illness ...read more

Genetics and Mental Health

It has long been known that some conditions tend to run in families. In fact, much of our understanding of mental health conditions comes from family, adoption, and twin studies. For example, if an identical twin has schizophrenia, the other twin has at least a 50% chance of also developing ...read more

Advice for the Class of 2016

Javon Bea recently delivered the commencement address at the Auburn High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016.

Fireworks Safety: Keep It Fun & Avoid Injury

Independence Day can be a fun family event—an exciting time to celebrate and enjoy the summer with family and friends. And fireworks may be part of the celebration. Every year however, children and adults suffer injuries from fireworks, especially eye injuries and burns . If you choose to use fireworks at ...read more

Safety Tips For Buying A New Car

Are you or your family in the market for a new set of wheels? Think safety first! As you stroll through the car lot looking at the newest models, or even used vehicles, keep the following list of safety features in mind: Structural Design Many different models look similar, but have key ...read more

Summer Safety Tips for Children

Summer is fun, but it can also present some health risks, especially for children. Here are some safety tips to help make your child's summer a safe one. Bike Safety Protect your child's head. Make sure your child always wears a helmet that fits properly. Check the bike to make sure ...read more