Mental Health



Substance Use



Maintaining Recovery through the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family in celebration. But these events, where alcohol and other drugs are sometimes present, can be difficult for people in recovery. Here are a few tips from our substance use experts to maintain your recovery this holiday season: 1. Lean on your community. Talking to […]

CDC recommends booster shots to people with certain mental health conditions

The link between mental and physical health is clear in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently updated list of underlying conditions that put people at higher risk for severe COVID-19. The list now includes schizophrenia and mood disorders like depression, with the CDC recommending booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine to people with […]

How to celebrate Red Ribbon Week 2021

Red Ribbon Week is the celebration of living a drug-free life that happens each year between October 23-31. The theme this year is “Drug Free Looks Like Me.” Parents and teachers can have a major impact on kids by taking time to educate them on the benefits of living drug-free and reminding them that most […]

Understanding Speech Delays and the Role of New Vista First Steps

Some parents may notice their toddler is not understanding or talking like other toddlers their age and wonder if something is wrong. Sometimes a speech/language delay can be a red flag for a developmental disorder, but frequently with some speech and language intervention, your child can “catch up” to their peers and begin meeting age-appropriate […]

Mental Health Stigma – Answers to Common Questions

There’s no way around it; life is filled with challenges and roadblocks to overcome for all individuals. These challenges can bring about a wide variety of mental health issues. If challenges in life are inevitable, what does this mean regarding mental health? It comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has enhanced everyday challenges […]

Mental Health – Signs that Someone May Need Help

Managing daily routines, coping with emotions like fear and anxiety and dealing with uncertainty in the world of COVID-19 can be challenging to your mental health. It is important to pay attention to the mental health and emotional well-being of your loved ones. Below are some signs to look for that may indicate a need […]

Five Tips to Help Adults Manage Anxiety

Everyone gets occasional feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress. If these feelings are constant or overwhelming during your daily activities, it is important to understand what is causing those feelings and learn healthy coping methods. 1. Eat a well-balanced diet. Eating a well-balanced diet can significantly improve feelings of anxiety. Foods with too much […]

One Year of Telehealth Innovative Care During Challenging Times

One year ago, New Vista launched telehealth services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had already built the technology infrastructure to launch telehealth in early 2020, so we were ready to quickly make the switch to all telehealth services to support our clients without missing a beat. Many in our community have experienced a […]

Drinking Green Beer? Use a Designated Driver!

Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America date back to the country’s founding. While this year’s celebration may look a little different in your hometown, however you celebrate, make sure you and your friends stay safe this St. Paddy’s Day. Remember this one important piece of advice: Buzzed Driving Is […]