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Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health - Eating Disorders
November, 2013 - In This Issue:
Rewiring The Brain One Step at a Time
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November Brings International Survivors of Suicide Day

Sovereign Health & Suicide Prevention

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, having increased 60 percent over the past 45 years. In the United States, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people between 15 and 24 years of age, and the suicide rate among seniors is also disproportionately high. More than 8 million Americans have considered suicide this past year, and there are around 100 suicide deaths every day. 


There are many reasons why a person decides to take his or her own life, and the problems do not end when that life ends. Survivors are to deal with pain, anger, guilt, confusion, and other emotions that can lead to problems if they are not properly managed. For those unfortunate families, friends, and loved ones who lost someone due to suicide, November 23 is International Survivors of Suicide Day, a day for them to find some peace. 


To read more about International Survivors of Suicide Day,

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 

TMS Considered A Viable Treatment Option For Depression
Depression affects millions of people every day. We all feel sad, down, and lonely every now and then, but people with a depression disorder feel endlessly hopeless and full of despair.  Mental illnesses, like depression, are said to be diseases of the brain, so in an effort to heal parts of the brain that have been altered, the latest treatment for depression is trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. 
For more information on TMS, and other innovations in depression treatment, see our site: Click Here
Eating Disorder More Common in Male Teens than Previously Thought

When we hear about anorexia and bulimia, we tend to assume the disorders are exclusive to women, but more cases of eating disorders are surfacing among male teenagers. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), 20 million women and 10 million men report symptoms of an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. While the numbers show more female than male cases, the gap is narrowing as more men come forward admitting to their struggle with E.D. 

To find out more about the growth of eating disorders among men, see our site: Click Here

Meet Our Staff

Staff Profile- Dr. Sara Pointer 

Each month Sovereign Health puts one of its own staff in the spotlight to provide an in-depth look at the people who are dedicated to create and provide quality care for our clients and families.


In this month issue we highlight Dr. Sara Pointer. Dr. Sara Pointer joined the Sovereign Health Group in San Clemente as a Program Director at the end of October, after completing a one-year post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente in Antioch, California. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Georgia, and spent the last six years in the San Francisco area where she earned her Psy.D. from John F. Kennedy University. The title of her dissertation is Clinicians' Training and Clinical Experience Working With Older Adults With a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse.Read More


Networking and CE Events
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Los Angeles Evening Holiday Party
Free Networking Dinner & C.E. Presentation
SHG Welcomes Louise A Stanger Presenting on "Giving The Gift of Health - An Overview Of Intervention Models" 
Join Sovereign Health Holiday Party and Earn 1 Free C.E.!
Join Sovereign Health Group at their Los Angeles location for a monthly Networking Dinner and CE Presentation. You will have an opportunity to share marketing materials and who you are and what you do during networking.

Los Angeles Networking & Education Event  

Date: Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Time: 6:00pm-7.30pm

6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Claudia Burton at 949-392-3371  or for questions or RSVP's.
Orange County Daytime Holiday Party
Free Networking Luncheon and CE  Event
SHG Welcomes, Sue Hannibal Presenting on "Reboot the Brain Without Pain: Treating Trauma Without Retraumatization With EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique"

Join Sovereign Health Holiday Party and Earn 1 Free C.E.!


Free monthly Networking Luncheon and CE presentation at San Clemente for the monthlyYou will have an opportunity to share marketing materials and who you are and what you do during introductions.

Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm


1211 Puerta Del Sol,

San Clemente, CA 92673


Please contact Claudia Burton at 949-392-3371  or for questions or RSVP's.
Los Angeles Daytime Holiday Party 
Daytime Free Networking Luncheon
Los Angeles Holiday Party Networking Event
(Networking and Luncheon only)

Jasmin RoggSovereign Health Holiday Party at Culver City offers their Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health treatment programs. Come meet our Clinical Director, Jasmin Rogg, and the rest of the Culver City team.

Date: Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1pm

6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Claudia Burton at 949-392-3371  or for questions or RSVP's.
Who We Are & What We Do
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Sovereign Health Group offers treatment for Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and Eating Disorders. We utilize a foundation of evidence based treatment modalities, 12 step support, and blend experiential therapies to create finely balanced treatment programs.
We have locations in San Clemente and Culver City. Sovereign Health is Joint Commission Accredited and Dually Licensed holding the highest standards for excellent patient care. We have a team of licensed clinical and medical professionals that provide cutting edge treatment and programming to our patients. SHG has a mission to rewire the brain one step at a time and create a foundation for a long lasting recovery. Visit Our Website Today
At Sovereign Health Group, we utilize experienced Admissions specialists 24 hours per day to facilitate entry into our programs. The admission process begins with a brief confidential telephone assessment to determine whether we are a suitable match and the projected program/level of care. We will review the financial and insurance options to help determine the most cost effective plan.
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Utilizing Insurance
Cost Effective Treatment

Many sufferers of Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and/or Eating Disorder conditions have been left untreated due to not having enough financial resources to cover a treatment program.  In the past, there were programs for those who qualified for county and/or government assistance and programs for those who were able to afford high end treatment. The question then arose, what about the middle, typically known as the working class?

Sovereign Health Group wanted to change the face of the utilization of private health insurance for behavioral health and addiction treatment and help more people reach the help they need and deserve.   SHG has been diligent and motivated from inception to create and continue increasing the amount of coverage a patient receives for treatment. From the very first call, our admissions team will handle the verification of benefits and devise a plan of action to get the patient into treatment as quickly as possible. We are willing to work with each person individually and devise the best plan.

 We are proud to say "We Accept and Direct Bill Insurance".

We accept most PPO and HMO insurances up front, call Admissions today to learn more, 866-819-2948.

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