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5 Therapy Techniques for Coping with Grief

June 1st, 2023 - Read more

Experiencing the loss of a loved one can send shockwaves through your life, shaking the very foundations of your world. It’s a profound sorrow that’s often described as grief — a complex blend of emotions that can make everyday life seem heavy and burdensome. This profound sorrow is not simply an emotional response; it can …

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Comprehensive Rehab for Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

April 26th, 2023 - Read more

Living with bipolar disorder can be an uphill battle, but when coupled with addiction, the challenges can seem insurmountable. It’s not uncommon for individuals suffering from bipolar disorder to turn to substance abuse as a means of self-medication or escape from their symptoms. This co-occurrence of bipolar disorder and addiction is a complex issue that …

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A Deeper Dive into Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: 10 Essential Facts

March 20th, 2023 - Read more

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. To promote greater empathy and understanding for those who are affected, we will explore 10 essential facts about OCD. This detailed, empathetic, and informative article aims to break down the barriers of stigma and provide a comprehensive look at this complex …

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The Power of Connection: How Group Therapy Helps Those with Social Anxiety

February 16th, 2023 - Read more

Social anxiety is an often debilitating mental health condition that can make even the most routine social situations feel overwhelming. From small talk to group activities, people with social anxiety may experience intense fear and self-consciousness in social situations, which can cause them to avoid social interactions altogether. Unfortunately, this avoidance can lead to feelings …

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The Benefits of an Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to Treat Mental Illness

February 2nd, 2023 - Read more

Inpatient treatment is often considered the gold-standard when it comes to recovery from mental illness. However, many people struggle with the idea of staying in an institution and prefer a more flexible approach to treatment. If this resonates with you, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may be the solution you need. One type of IOP …

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The Best Inpatient Centers for Mental Health Treatment in California

December 4th, 2022 - Read more

Mental health disorders are extremely common. About one in every five Americans suffers from some form of mental illness. As such, cutting-edge treatment of mental health disorders is crucial. Most people suffering from mental illness will go to a psychiatrist. They will receive a prescription for medication and start therapy. For millions of people, this …

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What is the Difference between Sadness and Depression?

November 8th, 2022 - Read more

There is a common misconception that depression is an intense form of sadness. This idea is understandable. For most people, sadness is the only thing that could make them so unhappy that they would struggle to function. However, sadness and depression are not the same thing and the difference is important. To understand the difference …

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The Worst Social Media Platforms for Mental Health

October 13th, 2022 - Read more

It is no secret that social media is bad for mental health. This is something that most people knew intuitively long before we had research to prove it. In many cases, you feel the negative impacts every time you open the website or app. Unfortunately, we cannot just give up using social media. It has …

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5 Travel Tips for Anxious Travelers

September 5th, 2022 - Read more

I love to travel. Before the pandemic, I took an international trip at least once a year, with a couple of local trips in the mix as well. Travel has become something that is well within my comfort zone. But it wasn’t always this way. Having grown up with both general and social anxiety disorders, …

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Why Coming Out as Gay did not end My Depression

July 27th, 2022 - Read more

When I came out as gay at the age of twenty-four, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders. I had been hiding who I really was for most of my life. Letting go of that burden gave me hope for a happy, healthy future. However, a year later I went through the worst major …

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