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School’s Out: Coping with Anxiety While Classrooms are Closed

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students and educators alike barred from entering classrooms. We do this to adhere to social distancing guidelines and slow the spread of the deadly virus. However, while beneficial to overall physical safety in our education system, it brings its own set of stressors. For instance, college students, in particular, face…

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What Causes Depression?

Depression is the most common mental health issue individuals will face in their life. Whether it’s experiencing depressive disorders themselves or helping a friend, family member, or loved one through it, depression impacts millions of individuals every year. Therefore, it makes sense to wonder what causes depression. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut, simple answer. Instead,…

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Medication Assisted Treatment Services

Overcoming addiction or substance use disorder is a challenge. For some kinds of substance abuse, like opioids, medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is necessary. This treatment uses medications, along with counseling, to treat an individual’s addiction and prevent relapse. Typically, professionals use medication-assisted treatment as a means of dealing with opioid addiction from prescription painkillers or…