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What It Feels Like to Live with a Mental Health Disorder

People living with mental health disorders are often misunderstood. Having an idea of the struggles that people with mental health issues face can help us be more understanding of the people around us. The Atlanta Center for Mental Health provides the best mental healthcare in Atlanta. You can reach our Riverdale office by calling 833.625.0458.…

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Common Mental Health Disorders

Dealing with life can be complicated without extra stressors. Therefore, when you add a mental health challenge to the mix, you can have more difficulty coping. Several common mental health disorders exist that create barriers for people having a successful journey through life. Consequently, some people turn to substance abuse as a way to cope…

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Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack

Understanding the differences between a panic attack vs. an anxiety attack is critical in shaping your mental health condition. According to a recent study, finding the proper treatment from a residential mental health treatment program or coping methods can be challenging when you don’t know what illness affects you. When you’re capable of recognizing the…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is the occurrence of substance use disorder and a mental illness simultaneously within one patient. A study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that there are approximately 9.2 million Americans with a dual diagnosis. Individuals with dual diagnosis may develop either condition first. The interactions between the two conditions…

Millennials Are Losing the Fight Against Overdose and Suicide

Millennials Are Losing the Fight Against Overdose and Suicide

The opioid epidemic is notorious for not discriminating. Opiate addiction has impacted individuals, families and communities from all regions of the country, all economic statuses and all age groups. However, one group hit especially hard by addiction, alcoholism and suicide is Millennials—those born between 1981 and 1996. A recent report co-authored by Trust for America’s…

Alcoholism and Young Adults

Alcoholism and Young Adults

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism? “Alcohol isn’t really a drug…” “Alcohol is legal!” “It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what your getting!”   Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent…