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Finding Control in the Uncontrollable

As I’m writing this the global COVID-19 pandemic rages on and the United States is suffering losses of 1000 people per day.

These people are not just statistics.  They are members of families and communities who were overtaken by a virus our scientists and medical professionals continue to learn about as we seek therapeutic treatments as well as a vaccine.  At times I have felt particularly out of control and while not fearful, definitely a sense of overwhelm—partially from the constant media noise and partially from feeling helpless to do anything about it.

My family and I have taken special interest in this illness because our son, Will, has a compromised immune system as a result of leukemia treatment.  Because of that unique circumstance, we have spent a considerable amount of time looking into what we can do to prevent infections and if we were to become infected, what gives us the best chance of survival.  Interestingly, and to my relief, there is a growing body of evidence that lifestyle has a large impact on how a person will weather the storm.  Lifestyle is something I can get my head around while the world seeks a vaccine and medical professionals try different treatment modalities.

I’ve been eating a whole foods plant based vegan diet since July 2017.  Our family eats what we call Plant Strong in that there are very few animal products available and tons of whole foods.  Eating this way prevents and can reverse the lifestyle diseases of heart disease, type II diabetes and a host of others.  Individuals with these conditions are having a much more difficult time surviving the virus.  Seems a no brainer for me to go hard on nutrition as that is something we already embrace as a family.  I’ve also been working on adequate sleep, hydration and exercise and encouraging the same for everyone in the household.

There’s no perfect plan, no guarantees and I fully expect that at some time, if it hasn’t already happened, our family will be exposed and someone will become ill with COVID-19.  By investing in a healthy overall lifestyle, I feel more in control and able to put our family into the best possible position to survive and thrive beyond the pandemic.

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We're Radiant Health.

As of January 18, 2023, Grant Blackford Mental Health and Family Services Society, two organizations that merged in April 2022, rebranded under the unified name Radiant Health.

We’re excited for you to meet the new us, and to get a chance to help work together on the new you.

How we help.

When you’re in the middle of it, addiction can feel like a dead-end road. We know for certain that it isn’t. Just like any mental health challenge, addiction is an obstacle on our path. And, with some innovation and hardwork, we can work our way around it. On the other side of that obstacle is a bright future with healthy relationships, purpose-driven life, and a profound joy that’s been missing for all too long.

What do we mean?

Like so many things, mental health is passed down through families. Through behaviors, mirroring, and conditioning, we learn so much of what we know from those closest to us. Oftentimes that’s for the better, sometimes it’s not. At Radiant Health, we’re here to help ensure that your family makes purpose and joy as hereditary as any trait you might pass down to future generations. With a bit of hard word, together, we can make joy run in your family. 

What is Better?

Better ≠ perfect. Better means a path of continuous improvement; of evolution. When we focus on getting 1% better, 1% brighter every single day., we’re able to see the joy in the moment, while feeling the pride that comes with taking the reins over your life and working hard on yourself.  Here at Radiant, to focus on your future, we move towards it one achievable step at a time. 

What is Better Care?

When we talk about “brighter, better care” through our specialized services it boils down to 3 simple ideas. First, better care is safer care. Our facilities and staff are trained and equipped to offer safe, secure facilities during any stay. Second, better care is a respect for dignity. We believe in the dignity of every human being and we treat each person with the same level of respect. Finally, better care is the pursuit of purpose. Our treatment is designed with the firm belief that every person has purpose and, through it, finds joy.

What to Expect?

At Radiant Health you can expect a warmth and cheer that are rare in the mental health space. We believe firmly that the commitment to mental health is a commitment to finding purpose, but also discovering joy in the pursuit of it. Walking through our doors is a simple and transparent process. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our expert staff, developing a blueprint, and taking that first step towards incremental improvement.