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Advocating for Mental Health: Your Voice Matters

Advocating for Mental Health: Your Voice Matters The importance of getting involved in mental health legislature is important on many levels. Your voice matters more than ever, and by understanding how to advocate effectively, you can contribute to positive change in the mental health landscape. Why Advocate for Mental Health Legislation? Advocating for mental health legislation is essential [...]

2024-05-02T12:04:31-04:00April 30th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Navigating Mental Health Crisis with Law Enforcement

Navigating Mental Health Crisis with Law Enforcement Watching a loved one struggle with mental health issues can be incredibly challenging, especially when they encounter law enforcement during a crisis. In this blog post, we'll explore how you can support your loved one effectively and navigate interactions with law enforcement to ensure they receive the care and compassion they [...]

2024-03-28T10:36:30-04:00March 27th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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|
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