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Supporting a Loved One With a Mental Illness

We know it may feel overwhelming to learn that someone you love has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The good news is that you and your loved one have options available. Most mental health disorders are treatable.

Aug 31st, 2020
How to Find Mental Health Counseling

Researching how to find mental health counseling can feel intimidating if you’ve never sought out treatment before. Perhaps you’ve been feeling “off” for a while.

Aug 24th, 2020
Best Ways to Care for a Loved One With Depression

Maybe someone you love has been diagnosed with depression. Or maybe you’re just concerned because your loved one has been acting differently lately. Learn about the symptoms of the illness and the best ways you can support any loved one with...

Aug 10th, 2020
Treatment and Care for Common Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders often manifest in children and teens. However, these conditions can persist in adulthood and get in the way of living a normal life. But the good news is that most common anxiety disorders can be effectively treated through an anxiety...

Jul 23rd, 2020
Signs of Anxiety – How to Tell if You Have Anxiety Disorder

Most people feel anxious from time to time. It is natural to feel that way if you are in a difficult or uncomfortable situation. However, feeling stressed or worried almost every day could be one of the signs of anxiety disorder and it might be best to...

Jul 16th, 2020
Signs of Depression You Should Know

Depression is common, but it is usually misunderstood. Sometimes, you may suspect you or a loved one is experiencing depression, but you’re not sure what sets it apart from regular feelings of sadness.

Jul 5th, 2020
Panic Attack Vs. Anxiety Attack: What’s The Difference?

Panic attack and anxiety attack are two conditions that are used interchangeably, but these two terms have different meanings. Panic attacks involve an abrupt surge of intense discomfort or fear and are usually accompanied by mental and physical symptoms.

Jul 1st, 2020
What is Dual Diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis is a form of diagnosis and treatment for clients who have co-occurring disorders. In most cases, co-occurring disorders include some form of addiction and a mental health issue.

Jun 28th, 2020
Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism, alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder (AUD) occurs when a person is unable to control their drinking even when it causes destruction in various areas of their life.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Dangers Of Binge Drinking

The dangers of binge drinking are not talked about as much as alcohol addiction is. We know that alcohol use disorder is a growing problem in the country.

Jun 15th, 2020
Depression And Alcohol

According to medical sources, nearly 30 percent of people who suffer from major depression also have a drinking problem.In fact, depression and alcohol are quite common for both men and women, although women are more likely to drink heavily...

Jun 8th, 2020
Understanding Anxiety and Alcohol

If you have ever had a drink or two to reduce your anxiety, you are not alone. Many people turn to alcohol to relax and take the edge off.

Jun 1st, 2020
What Is Psychological Dependence and Can Treatment Cure It?

When you think about addiction, you most likely think first of this condition’s physical aspects. But there is a second layer to addiction. It changes your emotional state and behavior over time, but does not cause physical symptoms.

May 5th, 2020
Learn What to Expect From Acupuncture and How It Can Help You

What To Expect From Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine, centuries old, that involves inserting very thin needles into your skin for healing purposes. It can put your “chi” or energy back into balance and successfully treat or heal your condition.

Apr 30th, 2020
What Are Dissociative Disorders: Three Types

What are dissociative disorders? Do you have a relative or friend struggling with this mental health condition? Symptoms include problems with behavior, identity, memory, perception, emotion and sense of self.

Apr 24th, 2020
Mental Illness Statistics Show Treatment Deficit

According to mental illness statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffers from a mental disease. Although mental health in general is increasingly in the news

Apr 18th, 2020
Depression Treatment During The COVID-19 Pandemic

According to CDC, as of 18th March 2020, there are 7038 reported cases of coronavirus in the United States. The current coronavirus pandemic is a rare and particular situation. It not only affects people physically but also psychologically.

Apr 6th, 2020
Long-Term Effects of Meth

There are many long-term effects of meth that you might not yet know anything about. Methamphetamines are a class of highly addictive drugs, and using them for a long time can have some pretty serious consequences.

Mar 31st, 2020
How Is Chronic Pain Diagnosed?

Pain is the normal reaction to an illness or an injury. It’s a warning sign that something is wrong. Once your body heals, it usually stops hurting unless you have chronic pain.

Mar 15th, 2020
How to Help Someone With PTSD

Post-Traumatic Distress Disorder, or as it is better known, PTSD, affects just under 4% of the population. Its symptoms know no boundaries: PTSD occurs across income levels, ethnic groups and nationalities.

Feb 29th, 2020
Acute vs. Chronic Pain

If you are dealing with pain, one of the first things your doctor might ask is, “Is it acute vs. chronic pain?” These two terms are often used to categorize pain, so you can learn why it is happening and how to treat it.

Feb 14th, 2020
Myths About Drugs

Getting treatment at a specialized facility is one of the best ways to beat an addiction. However, drug use misinformation and popular misconceptions can make that difficult.

Jan 31st, 2020
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab

All rehab services and programs focus on treating addiction. While choosing a rehab center is an important step in getting sober, it isn’t always easy to decide which program will give you the best results.

Jan 13th, 2020
What to do During an Anxiety Attack

Most people who have anxiety attacks often have little warning before these attacks strike. For them, the first sign of an attack is a soaring heart rate or difficulty breathing.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Causes of Acute Pain and the Types of Treatment

Millions of people wrestle with sharp, sometimes debilitating pain. Whether an illness or injury is the reason for the pain, acute pain can cause people to feel trapped in their own bodies, often leading to depression, health anxiety, and even substance...

Dec 18th, 2019
What Causes Chronic Pain and How to Defeat the Cycle

Chronic pain can be something experienced for a short amount of time or constant and recurring over months and years. Any pain you have that you feel for more than 24 hours is technically chronic in nature.

Nov 5th, 2019
Many People Are Dealing With Anxiety at Work

Workplaces can be a source of anxiety. Job duties, the pressure to produce, management styles, long hours and personalities all play a role in the anxiety employees may feel during the workday and beyond.

Oct 20th, 2019
Stress Management Strategies for a Better, Healthier Life

Stress is part of everyone’s life. Almost every living thing has some form of stress response hardwired deep in its brain. In the wild, this response is a key to survival, preparing the body for a fight or flight response to danger.

Oct 11th, 2019
Dealing With Shoulder Pain After Surgery

The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine reports that 1.4 million shoulder arthroscopies occur annually. The Loyola University Health System also claims that shoulder replacements have skyrocketed in recent years.

Sep 25th, 2019
Can Psychotherapy Help with Chronic Pain Treatment?

As you seek help for chronic pain, you find that quality pain management centers provide a mix of therapies and services as alternatives to opioid medications. One such therapy is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or individual counseling.

Sep 7th, 2019
Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

Seeing a chiropractor for various conditions has become a more acceptable alternative to traditional medicine in recent years. Chiropractic care is suitable in the treatment of all sorts of aches, pains, and injuries.

Aug 23rd, 2019
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

Childhood is a time of many fears. But if unwanted worries, thoughts, and feelings take over in childhood, then your young person may have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Aug 1st, 2019
Back Surgery Recovery Time

Back surgery is a very complex treatment option. By the time a doctor chooses to do back surgery, they’ve already tried less invasive alternatives to ease chronic back pain.

Jul 19th, 2019
What Does Comorbidity Mean?

One of the most common questions from people seeking help for chronic pain is, “What does comorbidity mean?” Comorbidity affects many people seeking help for chronic or acute pain, so it may very well affect you, too.

Jul 7th, 2019
Early Signs of Schizophrenia

Some signs of schizophrenia include hallucinations, strange behavior, and delusions. Schizophrenia is a severe mental health disorder that causes several cognitive challenges in sufferers.

Jun 22nd, 2019
What is Counseling Psychology?

In the mental health treatment profession, there are many career paths individuals can pursue. Some people choose to put a cap on the amount of education they get, choosing to become licensed counselors.

Jun 8th, 2019
Is Bipolar Disorder Hereditary?

People can inherit many health conditions from their parents. However, not all disorders are hereditary. Since that’s the case, many people wonder is bipolar disorder hereditary.

May 19th, 2019
Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 is just around the corner. Celebrated in May each year, its goal is to make people aware of the importance of mental health treatment.

May 7th, 2019
Individualized Treatment Plan

For millions of people in the United States, achieving whole wellness is a struggle. However, if you or a loved one suffers from a problem with addiction, mental health, or chronic pain, there is help available.

Apr 8th, 2019
Do I Need Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

Something’s not right, and you know it. Maybe you have sudden bouts of anxiety. Perhaps you feel sad even though things are going well. Clinical mental health counseling can help.

Mar 19th, 2019
Creating an Acute Pain Care Plan

You’ve been struggling with discomfort for the last few months. Anything from an aching itch to persistent nausea qualifies for the design of an acute pain care plan. What causes acute pain?

Mar 7th, 2019
Different Types of Anxiety

Chronic pain and anxiety connect. Few people understand this. That said, there isn’t just one type of anxiety. In fact, there are many different types of anxiety.

Feb 11th, 2019
What Does Depression Feel Like?

People tell you to buck up. Life’s good–why can’t you be positive? Of course, they don’t understand that you’re trying hard to fight the sadness. What does depression feel like?

Feb 4th, 2019
Pain Management Techniques

Your body sends pain signals to your brain to alert you that something is wrong. When the pain lingers for weeks or months, though, it interferes with your quality of life.

Jan 25th, 2019
Mental Health in America Statistics

According to research, mental health in America is a serious issue that many people overlook. There are numerous conditions, and they can vary in severity from mild to severe.

Jan 17th, 2019