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Empowering New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health and Sobriety: A Guide to Positive Change

Empowering New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health and Sobriety: A Guide to Positive Change As the calendar turns to a new year, it’s a potent time to reflect, reset and commit to positive changes. For those navigating substance use or mental health challenges, this time can mark the beginning of a transformative journey towards healing and recovery. We [...]

2023-12-22T11:02:28-05:00December 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Finding Inclusive, Specialized Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Finding Inclusive, Specialized Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals In the journey toward mental health and recovery from substance use, it's crucial to find care that not only addresses your specific needs but also respects and celebrates your identity. For individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, the search for inclusive and specialized inpatient care can [...]

2023-10-04T16:31:43-04:00October 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Navigating Your Child’s Mental Health as They Start School

Navigating Your Child's Mental Health as They Start School Starting school is a significant milestone in a child's life, marked by excitement, anticipation and sometimes, a touch of anxiety. This transition can pose unique challenges for both the child and their family. In some cases, families may find themselves seeking behavioral health inpatient care to provide their child [...]

2023-08-30T13:06:34-04:00August 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|

The Connection Between Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse

The Connection Between Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse Psychiatric disorders and substance abuse are two complex conditions that can occur separately or together. When they co-occur, they can exacerbate each other, making it more challenging to diagnose and treat. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately half of people who have a substance use disorder [...]

2023-08-08T15:17:27-04:00August 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Medication Management After an Inpatient Stay: Tips and Best Practices

Medication Management After an Inpatient Stay: Tips and Best Practices After being discharged from an inpatient stay, it is essential to continue to manage your medications effectively. This process can be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with a complex medical condition that requires multiple medications. However, proper medication management is critical for ensuring that you [...]

2023-06-12T12:39:06-04:00June 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Choosing a Therapist: What to Look For, What is Important?

Choosing a Therapist: What to Look For, What is Important? Choosing a therapist is an important decision and can have a significant impact on the success of therapy. With so many different types of therapists and approaches to therapy, it can be overwhelming to know what to look for and what is important. In addition to considering the [...]

2023-05-22T12:21:34-04:00May 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Breaking the Stigma: Raising Mental Health Awareness During Mental Illness Awareness Month

Breaking the Stigma: Raising Mental Health Awareness During Mental Illness Awareness Month Mental illness is a prevalent and widespread issue that affects people of all ages, backgrounds and socioeconomic status. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately one in five adults in the United States (equivalent to 51.5 million people) experiences mental illness each year. Mental illness [...]

2023-04-28T13:20:39-04:00April 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Marijuana, Delta-8 and The Risk of Psychosis

Marijuana, Delta-8 and The Risk of Psychosis  As many states begin to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana, studies have shown that there is an increase in paranoia, schizophrenia and psychosis amongst marijuana-users.According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Delta-8 THC is a “largely unregulated psychoactive isomer of traditional delta-9-THC” — which is the strain of marijuana [...]

2023-04-05T19:40:13-04:00April 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Screen Time Effects on Mental Health

Screen Time Effects on Mental Health There are screens everywhere we look — including where you are reading this article — and many times we are unaware of the toll it takes on people’s mental health and the consequences of screen time on brain development and the body’s ability to regulate. Screen time refers to “the time a [...]

2023-02-24T18:45:48-05:00February 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Mood and Anxiety Disorders and When to Seek Help

Mood and Anxiety Disorders and When to Seek Help Have you ever been told to just “suck it up” when you are feeling sad, depressed, or anxious? It can be difficult to know when these feelings become so extreme that it is interfering with your daily wellness. Those suffering with a mood disorder may not always realize when [...]

2023-02-01T13:36:27-05:00January 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|
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