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What is Psychotherapy?

If you are struggling with a mental health disorder, then you’ve probably heard of various mental health therapies. From cognitive therapies to group therapies, there is a broad range of therapies that will aid you in recovering from mental illness. So, what is psychotherapy, you may wonder. Psychotherapy is a popular therapy module that therapists…

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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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Depression and Alcohol

According to studies, alcohol use affects millions of individuals in the US because it is socially acceptable. Many people turn to alcohol when they cannot handle stress or face life’s problems. Some people choose to self-medicate using alcohol, which can gradually result in addiction. Alcohol can make you feel better temporarily, but the long-term effects…

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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are among the most common mental issues affecting many people in the US today. These illnesses manifest as complicated functional and emotional conditions. As such, it’s essential to learn more about these disorders, including understanding whether they affect you and how to treat them with the help of a mental health treatment…

Treating Trauma is Paramount in Treating Addiction

Treating Trauma is Paramount in Treating Addiction

Experiencing or being exposed to violence is one of the leading causes of trauma. We all experience trauma differently. For some it could have been from sustaining an injury during a car accident. For others it could be from experiencing military combat. Others could have been subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse. As much as…

Depression and Addiction

Depression and Addiction

What is Depression? Depression is a common, treatable, mental health condition that affects 16.2 million Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored and stigmatized. Depression can cause those affected to feel extreme sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, trouble sleeping and over/under eating. Depressive episodes have symptoms that can last…