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How to Support Your Partner While They are Struggling with Mental Health 

    Mental health is a topic that affects a lot of people. Couples in a relationship are not sure of what to do when their partner is struggling with mental health and or showing mental health symptoms, particularly depression and anxiety. Partners in a relationship could have a negative or positive impact on each…

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Why Mental Health is so Important Today  

  The pandemic changed everything. From the way we work, live, communicate, and handle mental health. According to a scientific brief from the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. This is due to a number of stress factors, including social isolation and…

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): What is it, Conditions it Treats, and Finding the Right Program for You 

  As many of us have heard before, managing our mental health is not a linear process. Sometimes we take 3 steps forward, and 2 steps back. Sometimes unexpected life circumstances come out of the blue and knock us back to what feels like “square one.” Sometimes we’ve been feeling good for years, and suddenly,…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): What is it, Who is it Good for, and How Does it Work? 

  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that was initially designed to help people who were chronically suicidal, self-injuring and also for treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder.  Since it’s existence, it has also shown to be proven effective for treating other issues such as: substance use/abuse, victims of domestic violence and trauma, PTSD…

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What is Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Coping Methods

Social situations, especially new and unfamiliar ones, can sometimes make you feel nervous. You might feel a little nervous giving an important presentation at work or giving a speech at a conference. You might also feel nervous going to a party with people you don’t know or going on a date. These situations tend to…

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that helps people develop new skills in order to manage intense emotions and decrease conflict. There is a strong connection between how emotions affect interpersonal relationships and DBT works to create harmony between the two. DBT focuses on addressing and improving upon four key areas: 1.…

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Benefits of Combining Therapy and Psychiatry in Mental Health Treatment

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Milk and cookies. These are just a few “dynamic duos” that just go together. It’s time to add therapy and psychiatry into the mix, too. Often mistaken for being the same thing, therapy and psychiatry are two different types of mental health treatments and have very specific purposes.…

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What is Motivational Interviewing?

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What motivates you? Is it love? Is it money? Is it a connection? Family? Success? Or something else? What if you could use the thing that motivates you the most as a way to treat depression or anxiety? With something called motivational interviewing, it’s possible. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication that’s intended to…

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All About Treatment Resistant Depression

Depression isn’t fun – and it takes time and care to find ways of easing your symptoms. It usually takes a few tries to find a treatment, or combination of treatments, that work for you.  Taking an antidepressant or going to mental health treatment eases depression symptoms for most individuals. After multiple efforts of trial…

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