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Mental Health Awareness Month Virtual Activities

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time where we bring mental health disorders to the forefront, work towards removing the stigmas surrounding them, and help those suffering find mental health wellness.  While this year has already transformed our lives, it has also presented a unique opportunity to virtually connect to thousands of …

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Mental Health is Important for Overall Physical Health

There has always been a connection between mental health and physical health. However, recently, experts have taken the time to research this connection. Accordingly, they have discovered that taking care of your mental health is equally as important as taking care of your physical health. If you need assistance to ensure that both can thrive, …

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Parents who Accommodate OCD Behaviors May Worsen the Condition

As parents, we want to do what is best for our children. However, when mental health conditions come into play, the “best thing” may not always be clear. For instance, for parents whose children struggle with OCD, working with them, and accommodating their needs may seem ideal. After all, it’s all about making sure that …

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Children of Anxious Parents More Likely to Develop Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the leading mental illnesses in the country today. Nearly a third of American adults struggle with this debilitating mental illness. Unfortunately, new research indicates that children of anxious parents are more likely to also suffer from anxiety. As a result, many of these children, teens, adolescents, and young adults may also …

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Drug Abuse in America Statistics Are Troubling

The statistics for drug use in America vary depending on the source, but all of the sources can agree on one thing. That’s the fact that drug abuse in America statistics is on the rise. More and more people are starting to use and abuse drugs, and they’re getting their start at younger ages, too. …

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Teen Drinking Linked to Behavioral Problems

Teens who drink heavily are more likely than their peers to have behavioral and attention problems and suffer from anxiety and depression, new research finds. Science Daily reports that a team led by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology based their research on a study of nearly 9,000 Norwegian teenagers aged 13-19 …

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What’s the Difference Between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2?

What’s the difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2? These two conditions are closely related but have crucial differences between them. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, around 2.6 % of the U.S. adult population has suffered from bipolar disorder in the past year, and about 3.9 % has it over the course …

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What Is C-PTSD? Causes of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you are a person who has experienced repetitive, long-term captivity or abuse, you can develop a disorder known as complex post-traumatic stress disorder, or C-PTSD. The causes of complex post-traumatic stress disorder are usually a series of traumas that occur over a long period of time, rather than by a single traumatic event. Being …

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Depression, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness in the Military

A 2007 CBS News story recounted the life of a soldier, Staff Sgt. Daniel Shannon, who had been injured in combat and subsequently suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Shannon was prone to violent outbursts, where he would find himself destroying furniture in fits of rage. Sadly, stories like his are common; as the wars …

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How Agitated Depression Is Different From Typical Depression

There are many different forms of clinical depression, including agitated depression. Agitated depression is different from typical depression. Therefore, though the names and some of the symptoms may appear similar, it is important to distinguish between major depression, agitated depression and other clinical disorders because their treatments vary significantly. What Does Typical Depression Look Like? …

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