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How to Tell Someone You Need Help

Nearly one in five American adults is suffering from a mental health disorder at any given time. Of the millions affected, almost half will never receive treatment. There is a strong link between mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Having both types of conditions simultaneously is referred to as a co-occurring disorder or a…

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Why It’s Bad to Have Stress

Stress is a normal reaction that everyone experiences in response to feeling anxious or threatened. However, we all experience it differently. Some stress is a normal part of life and cannot be avoided. Chronic stress can be debilitating and cause or exacerbate other health issues. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic stress,…

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Panic vs. Anxiety Attacks: What’s the Difference?

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

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What to Expect from Psychotherapy

If you are struggling with a mental health disorder, you’ve probably been recommended various forms of individual therapy. From cognitive therapies to group therapies, a broad range of treatments can aid you as you recover from a mental illness. So, what is psychotherapy, you may wonder. Psychotherapy is a popular therapy module that therapists use…

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Benefits of Individual Talk Therapy for Mental Health

Millions of people in the United States live with symptoms of a mental illness. Research shows that about one in five American adults will meet the criteria for a mental illness in a given year, and almost half will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness is very common and treatable with medication…

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Anxiety Attack vs. Panic Attack: What’s the Difference?

Racing heart, sweaty palms, and an intense feeling of fear: you might recognize these common signs of anxiety or panic. Many people experience anxiety from time to time at various points in their lives. Some people experience panic. You might have heard people talking about anxiety attacks and panic attacks—but are they the same thing?…

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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…