[Skip to Content]

Newsroom

Newsroom

Discover how The BridgeWay is making a difference

2021

June 7, 2021
Executive Mental Health, Arkansas Business Journal

Learn More

June 3, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Brooks discusses the signs and treatment options for codependency.

Learn More

May 13, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Brooks Discusses the Signs of Depression.

Learn More

May 6, 2021
The BridgeWay Awarded First Place for Mental Health Facility by Readers of AY Magazine

To honor the best-of-the-best in Arkansas, AY conducted the 2021 AY Best Of Survey. Through this survey, AY readers could tell the publisher their favorite businesses in the state. On May 6, 2021, for the second consecutive year, The BridgeWay was awarded Best Mental Health Facility.

Learn More

May 1, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Gerri Spillane, R.N., Infection Control and Staff Development Coordinator is the Face of Mental Health in Arkansas Money and Politics magazine.

Read About Her Story

April 29, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Brooks Discusses the Substances We Can Treat.

Learn More

April 20, 2021
The BridgeWay Supports the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Learn More

April 19, 2021
Arkansas Business Journal and How to Recognize and Respond to Mental Health Situations with Significant Others

Learn More

April 5, 2021
Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder Honored as Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and The BridgeWay Recognizes April as National Alcohol Awareness Month.

Learn More

April 1, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Brooks discusses our continuum of care for substance use disorders.

Learn more from Brooks Higginbotham, LSCW

March 25, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: What are the treatment options for depression?

Learn more from Brooks Higginbotham, LSCW

March 15, 2021
Arkansas Business Journal: How Employers Can Support Their Employees.

Learn More

March 10, 2021
AY Magazine Letters from the Front: Health Care in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

Learn More

March 4, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Is there a difference between grief and depression?

Learn more from Brooks Higginbotham, LSCW

February 4, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

The Broken Heart Syndrome: learn about the connection between mental health and heart health.

Learn More

January 29, 2021
New Mental Health Programs for Entrepreneurs

The Venture Center, in partnership with The BridgeWay and Chenal Family Therapy, launched a series of programs to provide mental health and wellness resources and community for entrepreneurs.

View Article in Arkansas Democrat Gazette

View Article in Arkansas Money and Politics

View Article in Talk Business

January 28, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Launch Therapeutic Thursday
Therapeutic Thursdays with KATV continue. With the new year upon us, many people have developed some resolutions and some of those may falter in following through. What if people fall short of their commitment to change?

Watch Now

January 11, 2021
Arkansas Business Journal and Making New Year’s Resolutions That Work

Happy New Year! Looking forward to the next twelve months may bring about hopes of new beginnings, the potential to do better, and perhaps the resolve to tackle both new and existing aspirations. But whether you’ve decided to lose weight, stop smoking, or earn more money, there are several steps to take to achieve success.

Learn More

January 7, 2021
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

Making New Year’s resolutions that work. With the new year upon us, many people have developed some resolutions and some of those may last while others may not. Here are some tips from therapist Brooks Higginbotham on how to commit to life changes and readjust if you fall short. It happens.

Watch Now

2020

December 24, 2020
Therapeutic Thursdays with KATV Continue

Learn about the triggers of and treatment options for seasonal affective disorder from Brooks Higginbotham, LCSW, Outpatient Program Manager, and Therapist.

Watch Now

December 3, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

Is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) real? It is! Learn about the triggers and treatment options for seasonal affective disorder.

Watch Now

November 26, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

Learn about some of the triggers that may cause someone to use or abuse substances at this time as well as the treatment options.

Watch Now

November 13, 2020
The BridgeWay Receives Top Award for Writing from Arkansas Hospital Association

The BridgeWay received the 2020 Diamond Award for writing from the Arkansas Hospital Association’s Society for Hospital Marketing and Public Relations for a series of columns that appeared in the Arkansas Healthcare Journal in 2019. Entitled Arkansans at Risk, the column focused on the mental issues faced by and treatment options for Arkansans.

Pictured is Bruce Trimble, author of the articles and Director of Business Development of The BridgeWay.

November 5, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday

From busy schedules to the stress of family gatherings, the holiday season can get overwhelming even as the holidays this year will be different due to COVID-19. This time of year brings added challenges for those in recovery from substance use disorders especially with social distancing, smaller gatherings, and masks.

Watch as we discuss the triggers, coping mechanisms and treatment options for substance abuse disorders.

Watch Now

October 23, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: How can opioid addiction can lead to suicidal thoughts?

Learn about the treatment options for substance use disorders from Outpatient Manager, Brooks Higginbotham, LCSW.

Learn More

September 15, 2020
September marks Suicide Prevention Month

September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Just as we are protecting our physical health right now, we must also take care of our mental health as we navigate this pandemic.

Learn More

September 14, 2020
Arkansas Business Journal: A Message to our Community from our CEO, Sherrie James

September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Just as we are protecting our physical health right now, we must also take care of our mental health as we navigate this pandemic. #BeThere

Learn More

September 8, 2020
Arkansas Business Journal: Resources for September, which is Suicide Awareness Month

Learn More

September 3, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday:

The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Brooks Higginbotham, Director of Clinical Services, discussed the value of acute rehabilitation for adults at risk of relapse from substance use disorders.

Learn More

August 27, 2020
AY Magazine  |  The BridgeWay Awarded First Place for Mental Health Facility by Readers of AY Magazine

To honor the best-of-the-best in Arkansas, AY conducted the 2020 AY Best Of survey. Through this survey, our readers could tell us their favorites, and we would honor them in a special ceremony.
With the help of late-night television host James Corden, AY unveiled the winners of 2020 Best Of survey on Thursday, Aug. 27 in its first-ever virtual ceremony. The BridgeWay was awarded First Place for Mental Health Facility.

Learn More

August 27, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Are People Reluctant to Admit to Mental Health Issues due to the Pandemic?

Based on recent research, people report that COVID-19 has had an impact on their mental health. Brooks Higginbotham, LSCW, Director of Clinical Services, addressed the question of whether people are reluctant to admit they are suffering emotionally during this time.

Learn More

August 18, 2020
The BridgeWay Expands Continuum of Care for Substance Use Disorders with Acute Rehab

The BridgeWay announced the expansion of its continuum of care for substance use disorders with the opening of an acute rehabilitation program for adults. Led by John Schay, M.D., and a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Addictionologist, the Substance Use Disorder Rehabilitation Program is
for adults at risk of relapse.

Learn More

August 13, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Sober Strategies for Summer

With get-togethers, vacations and stay-cations, summer can be especially challenging for those in recovery. Brooks Higginbotham, Director of Clinical Services, provides some strategies for living sober in the summer.

Watch Now

August 11, 2020
Impact of COVID-19 Upon Mental Health

New Poll: 68% of Americans View COVID-19 as a Severe or Extreme Crisis;
Survey Results Cite Leading Sources of Induced Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Survey set out to gain insight into Americans’ level of stress, anxiety and depression since the COVID-19 outbreak, the resources they are using or willing to use to manage these negative feelings, and their outlook for the future.

Learn More

July 27, 2020
Arkansas Business Journal

How can Employee Assistance Programs help employees and their families during turbulent times?

Learn More

July 23, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: What are the most important aspects of recovery?

Learn more from today’s KATV Therapeutic Thursday segment with Brooks Higginbotham, Director of Clinical Services.

Learn More

July 1, 2020
July Issue of Savvy Kids: How to talk with your kids about race.

Read what Greg Young, Licensed Clinical Social Worker for our adolescent residential program, had so say about how to talk with your kids about race in the July issue of Savvy Kids.

Learn More

June 11, 2020
Arkansas Money and Politics Select The BridgeWay as Most Admired Mental Health Provider

The readers of Arkansas Money and Politics have selected The BridgeWay as most admired mental health provider.

Learn More

June 5, 2020
Savvy on Working with Parents with a Substance Use Issue

Savvy magazine published an article on Working with Parents with a Substance Use Issue. Brooks Higginbotham, Director of Clinical Services, contributed to this article

Learn More

June 2, 2020
AY Magazine Selects Brooks Higginbotham as a Man of Distinction

The readers of AY Magazine have selected Brooks Higginbotham, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, for the honor of 2020 Men of Distinction. Brooks is a graduate of UALR and a licensed clinical social worker with over seven years of experience in treating substance use disorder among adults.

Learn More

June 2, 2020
The BridgeWay Launches Tele-assessments to serve Patients, Adhere to Social Distancing and Ensure the Delivery of the Continuum of Care: Platform Enables Patients to be Assessed Remotely

The BridgeWay has launched its new Tele-assessment service, enabling virtual evaluations of patients to determine the required level of care. Tele-assessments allow patients to be interviewed online by an Intake Clinician, and are based on Telehealth, a user-friendly, HIPAA-compliant video platform that fosters connectivity and supports patient and clinician interaction.

The BridgeWay is performing Tele-assessments in a confidential and private setting. If required, an appropriate referral to behavioral healthcare close to the patient will be offered. Additional benefits include accessibility without the need to travel to the facility; reduced wait times for appointments; and continuity of care/treatment in an uninterrupted manner.

For information about scheduling a Tele-assessment, or to make a referral, please contact our Assessment and Referral Department at 800-245-0011 or visit our www.TheBridgeWay.com.

Founded in 1983, The BridgeWay Hospital, located in Central Arkansas, is the only psychiatric hospital in Arkansas with distinct programs for seniors 55 and older, adults 18 and older, adolescents, ages 13-17, and children, ages 4-12. We offer a continuum of services designed to help people who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, or addictive problems that can lead to fractured lives.

May 21, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Can Your Relationship Survive Lockdown?

The fifth segment with KATV Good Morning Arkansas aired today. The segments feature timely topics pertaining to mental health and substance use treatment and recovery. This week Brooks Higginbotham, Director of Clinical Services discussed how your relationship can survive a lock-down.

Watch Now

May 18, 2020
Arkansas Business Journal and How to Support those with Mental Health Issues

In support of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, the Arkansas Business Journal published an article written by Bruce Trimble, Director of Business Development, on how to support those with mental health issues.

Learn More

May 10, 2020
Little Rock Family Spotlight on Wellness of Mothers

In support of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, Little Rock Family published a special article on the wellness of mothers. Natalie Bland, LCSW, Mobile Assessment Coordinator, contributed to this article.

Learn More

May 1, 2020
The BridgeWay Launches Telehealth Services for Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program: Technology Platform Enables Patients to Receive Treatment Remotely

The BridgeWay has launched its new Telehealth service, enabling virtual visits for patients to participate remotely in their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Telehealth allows patients to receive high-quality assessments and care from a clinician, from the comfort of their home. Telehealth utilizes a user-friendly, HIPAA-compliant video platform that fosters connectivity and supports patient and clinician interaction, including assessment, advice, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. Accessible using a phone, tablet, or computer, Telehealth connects patients and clinicians over electronic means, with a video just as they would in-person.

The BridgeWay’s programs are comprehensive treatment programs that are designed to assist patients in developing a plan for physical, mental, and spiritual recovery. Our multidisciplinary teams take a collaborative approach to help ensure that each patient receives the individualized treatment they need.

The IOP provides treatment for people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Patients participate in group therapy for three hours a day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The PHP program is designed for patients who need more intensive therapy and is offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For information about scheduling appointments, or to make a referral, please contact our Assessment and Referral Department at 1-800-245-0011 or visit our website at www.TheBridgeWay.

Founded in 1983, The BridgeWay Hospital, located in Central Arkansas, is the only psychiatric hospital in Arkansas with distinct programs for seniors 55 and older, adults 18 and older, adolescents, ages 13-17, and children, ages 4-12. We offer a continuum of services designed to help people who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, or addictive problems that can lead to fractured lives.

April 16, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: What Those in Recovery Need During a Pandemic
The fourth segment with KATV Good Morning Arkansas aired today. The segments feature timely topics pertaining to mental health and substance use treatment and recovery. Brooks Higginbotham, therapist for our substance use disorder program discussed what those in recovery need during a pandemic.

Watch Now

March 12, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: Care for Seniors
The third segment with KATV Good Morning Arkansas aired today. The segments feature timely topics pertaining to mental health and substance use treatment and recovery.This week Dr. Jane Kang discussed how to care for seniors.

Watch Now

February 13, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Continue Therapeutic Thursday: EMDR
The second segment with KATV Good Morning Arkansas aired today. The segments feature timely topics pertaining to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery. This week Justin Sanders discussed the benefits of EMDR.

Watch Now

January 16, 2020
The BridgeWay and KATV Launch Therapeutic Thursday
The Therapeutic Thursday series has begun! Our partnership with KATV Good Morning Arkansas aired today. The segments will feature timely topics pertaining to mental health and substance use treatment and recovery. Our first segment featured Brooks Higginbotham, LCSW, therapist for our substance use disorder program. Brooks discussed the treatment of substance use disorders through a continuum of care provided by The BridgeWay.

Watch Now