The Right Diagnosis Brings a New Start for Nacogdoches Woman

The Right Diagnosis Brings a New Start for Nacogdoches Woman

Deborah Scroggins describes the last year as a roller coaster ride of emotions. “I feel like I’ve been squeezing the handles so hard that my whole body was numb,” she said. Deborah has lived in Nacogdoches most of her life. She was working as a Certified Nurse Assistant when she began suffering from severe weakness and depression. It was a strange combination of physical and emotional symptoms. She was both sad and anxious and had trouble staying focused. But she also felt bad physically. She felt so weak and stiff it took a…— Read more

Using myStrength for Self-Care

In December, Burke therapist, Stephanie Knott, submitted her story to the myStrength "Stories of Impact" contest.  MyStrength selected Knott's story as one of the top five finalists in this nationwide challenge.  She was interviewed by myStrength and recently featured on their Editorials and News page on their Provider Connect website. Read below Knott's experience with myStrength and how she utilizes the tool with her clients.  A provider shares her story and tips for staying healthy with myStrength Burke therapist, Stephanie Knott, MA, LPC Intern, LCDC, loves to learn. So when her East Texas…— Read more

Mission Possible Conference Focuses on Health Outcomes

The 21st Annual Mission Possible conference will begin Tuesday, March 8th with a preconference event and will conclude with a full day conference on Wednesday, March 9th. The conference is being held on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in the Baker Pattillo Student Center in Nacogdoches. There will be a free preconference event held on Tuesday evening, March 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Movie Theatre at the Student Center, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. This event offers two hours of continuing education in counseling or social work. Julie Kutac,…— Read more

Nacogdoches Cancer Survivor Doesn’t Let Blindness, Epilepsy Deter His Dreams

On February 26, KTRE TV Channel-9 featured Kevin Wilson in its weekly Survivor Series. Kevin is a true survivor; he tackled cancer at the young ages of 7 and 8 and continues to excel past any physical limits. He is legally blind and has had brain tumors, spinal tumors, scoliosis, hydrocephalus, and epilepsy among others. Kevin has succeeded in bringing some great ideas to life with his online blog, Kickstarter campaign, and cooking ministry where he provides home cooked meals for families who are dealing with illnesses or other life events. Read or watch Kevin's story below…— Read more
Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Program Now Available in East Texas

Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Program Now Available in East Texas

Collaborative Effort Between Burke & Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas Fills Critical Service Gap (Lufkin, Texas – October 5, 2015) A new short-term medical detoxification program for people addicted to alcohol, prescription medication and/or illegal drugs is now available in Lufkin. This voluntary, in-patient program provides medical safeguards to individuals undergoing symptoms of withdrawal.The program is a partnership between Burke and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC) and will serve individuals Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity or Tyler counties. Staffed with physicians, nurses, ADAC counselors and other healthcare professionals, the program will help individuals…— Read more