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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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Social Media Platforms that Can Lead to Mental Health Issues

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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Can You Prevent PTSD After Trauma?

July 5th, 2022 - Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become one of the most well-known mental illnesses. It is often spoken of in the context of survivors of sexual and physical assault, car crashes, and home intruders, military veterans and survivors of war, and people who have lost loved ones. PTSD occurs when an individual who went through trauma …

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The Most Common Disorders that Co-Occur with Addiction

May 26th, 2022 - Read more

One of the fundamental principles on which the best rehabs operate is that addiction rarely occurs in isolation. Rather, addiction is a mental illness that co-occurs with other disorders. Often, it is these other disorders that trigger the addiction. It can also be the other way around, with a dependence on drugs or alcohol leading …

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When Should You Go To Couples Therapy?

April 25th, 2022 - Read more

Couples therapy sounds very ominous to most people who are in relationships. The idea of going to see a therapist to talk about your relationship implies that something is terribly wrong. As such, couples therapy tends to be a last resort – a route is only taken when it is too late. But how do …

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3 Reasons People Neglect Their Hobbies (And How to Counter Them)

March 27th, 2022 - Read more

Do you have a hobby you have always wanted to pursue? If so, why haven’t you done so? The answer may not be as simple as a lack of time or resources. Many people neglect their hobbies even though they know pursuing them will bring pleasure and meaning. There are many internal narratives that may …

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