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Bipolar Disorder: Which Therapy Is Best?

March 27th, 2024 - Read more

Do you or a loved one suffer from bipolar disorder? The good news is that there is a range of treatment options. But which therapy is best for you? A bipolar diagnosis can feel frightening. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that makes it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis. However, a diagnosis …

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Why People with PTSD Have Suicidal Thoughts

February 27th, 2024 - Read more

People with PTSD face challenges every single day. These can range from those which are tough but manageable, such as difficulty focusing, to those that can be extremely harmful or even fatal. Suicidal thoughts are an example of the latter. Suicidal thoughts do not only include questioning whether it is worth continuing to live. They …

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4 Ways Your Environment Affects Your Recovery from Mental Illness

January 23rd, 2024 - Read more

Recovery from mental illness is never a one-size-fits-all process. This is true even for people who share a therapist or attend the same inpatient clinic. One of the big issues that needs to be addressed is that of the person’s environment outside of the therapeutic setting. No matter how good the treatment may be, context …

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Tips to Avoid Relapse During the Holiday Season

December 7th, 2023 - Read more

Relapse, an often misunderstood and underestimated aspect of the recovery journey, presents a formidable challenge for those striving to maintain sobriety. While relapse can occur at any time, it becomes particularly pertinent during the festive season, a period rife with triggers and stressors that can test even the strongest resolve. This time of year can …

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Compassionate Communication: A Guide to Supporting Those Battling Depression

November 22nd, 2023 - Read more

In our journey through life, we often encounter friends, family members, or colleagues who battle with depression. Understanding how to communicate effectively and compassionately with those experiencing depression is crucial. This guide aims to provide insights and strategies for supportive and empathetic communication, fostering a nurturing environment for those facing this challenge. Understanding Depression Understanding …

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How to Support an Employee with Social Anxiety

October 30th, 2023 - Read more

Social anxiety disorder, often known as social phobia, is a complex mental health condition that extends far beyond the occasional nerves or shyness that many people experience. It represents a profound and pervasive fear of social interactions or performance situations, where individuals become intensely concerned about being scrutinized, judged, embarrassed, or facing possible rejection. This …

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Struggling to Talk to Your Loved One About PTSD?

September 21st, 2023 - Read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychological condition that results from exposure to traumatic events. People who suffer from PTSD often face challenges in communicating and connecting with their loved ones. It’s like a silent battle, a constant struggle between the overwhelming memories of the past and the pressing demands of the present. As …

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Impulsive BPD – What You Need To Know

August 23rd, 2023 - Read more

Navigating the complexities of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be a challenging endeavor for both the affected individual and those in their orbit. A standout subtype, Impulsive BPD, is characterized by marked impulsivity, often resulting in self-detrimental behaviors. This deeper dive into Impulsive BPD underscores its characteristics, causes, treatments, and supportive measures. All discussions about …

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The Integral Role of Mental Health in Addiction Recovery

July 28th, 2023 - Read more

In any discussion about addiction, it’s vital to recognize the complexity of this issue—it is neither simply a matter of willpower nor a purely physical condition. Instead, addiction is a multifaceted problem, closely interwoven with an individual’s biology, psychology, and sociological context. At the center of this intricate web lies mental health, a crucial aspect …

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Five Empowering Realities for Sufferers of PTSD

June 28th, 2023 - Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition borne out of traumatic experiences, and its impacts create far-reaching ripples in an individual’s life. The challenges and struggles associated with PTSD are immense and undeniable. However, the narratives woven around this condition also highlight resilience, courage, and the capacity to overcome. Yet, the journey with …

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