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Transitioning to Adulthood with Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that affects how people relate to themselves and others. It can cause people to have unstable relationships, act impulsively, and make self-destructive choices. Borderline personality disorder can be difficult to understand, and the way it presents itself changes over a person’s lifetime. This condition can be…

a man struggles with bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse

Is There a Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse?

On their own, psychiatric conditions and alcohol abuse are difficult to treat. When someone struggles with both, the effects are often harder to manage and treat. Research shows that about 45 percent of people with bipolar disorder also meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, people with this combination suffer from severe…

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4 Benefits of Residential Mental Health Treatment

About half of adults will experience a period of mental illness in their lifetime, and almost one in five adults live with ongoing mental health issues. People need mental health care to live full, healthy lives. The level of care needed varies based on the person’s symptoms, ability to participate in a program, and commitments…

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Achieving Success in Mental Health Recovery

About one in five adults in America lives with a mental illness, and almost half of all adults will have a mental health episode in their lifetime. The majority of people who have mental health issues will get better. Whether you live with mental illness in your daily life or are struggling through a difficult…

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3 Benefits of a Women’s Mental Health Treatment Program

The decision to care for your mental health is a serious one. On average, people live with symptoms of their mental illness for 11 years before seeking help. This means that many people suffer unnecessarily for a very long time before getting support for their mental health issues. When someone decides to seek treatment, they…

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4 Characteristics to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Center

Mental health is an important part of total wellness. Your mental health affects so many other parts of your life: your physical health, your financial health, your relationships, and your chance for a full, self-directed future. The decision to take care of your mental health can be life-changing. If you have been struggling with mental…

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Beginning Treatment During National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day every year. It is a time for women and those who care for them to focus on the health issues that affect women. Government and health organizations use this week to remind women to schedule important screenings, make healthy lifestyle changes, and work to eliminate harmful habits.…

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The Importance of Women’s Health Month

May is Women’s Health Month. Women face various obstacles that keep them from being as healthy as possible and benefit from a national campaign to focus on their health. Striving for health can mean different things for different women. For some, it might mean a commitment to healthier food and exercise choices. For others, it…