Deciding Between Residential and Outpatient Programs

While deciding to seek treatment for your mental health disorder is excellent, you may feel stuck as you narrow down a treatment facility and program. With so many different facilities and programs to choose from, how do you know which will be the best fit? There are two main categories of treatment programs: residential (inpatient) … Read more

What Is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy?

Many people avoid seeking treatment for a mental health disorder because they think they are not yet ready to face the distressing emotions that comes with it. However, many people neglect to realize that not all treatment approaches require a person to feel guilty about their past mistakes. There has been a tremendous need to … Read more

Am I Depressed?

Content Reviewed by Jennifer Wheeler, Clinical & Community Outreach Over the last several years, the term “depressed” has been used much more frequently. Some people may use it to label emotional numbness, while others may describe a period of loss. However, it is important to understand that depression is not a term to use loosely, … Read more

Do I Need Medication to Manage My Mental Health?

Having a mental health disorder, and seeking and receiving treatment for it, is challenging for anyone that experiences it. However, the stigmas associated with those who struggle with mental health and need treatment act as barriers that only make recovery seem even more difficult. Addressing Misconceptions and Stigma To better understand what role medication is … Read more

What to Do When Anxiety Takes Over?

Updated on 01/17/23 At some point in life, you will experience anxiety. When anxiety takes hold, it can disrupt your life and affect your sense of control, confidence and lead to physical symptoms. It can even lead to substance use in trying to cope. Here’s what to do when anxiety takes over. Understand You Are … Read more

What Is Medication Management?

Proper medication management helps you address your overall health and work with your health care provider to address any challenges that could stand in your way of following a healthy regimen. Take a look at what medication management is and how it can benefit you. Medication Management Medication management plays a critical role in treating … Read more

How EMDR Can Benefit People Struggling with Trauma

Trauma can create problems that interfere with all aspects of your life. It can perpetuate feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness, and even suicide. While there are numerous therapies and treatments to help with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related disorders, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR therapy, might be the most beneficial for … Read more

Four Ways to Add Mental Health in the Overall Healthcare Conversation

When it comes to mental health, it is important to expand resources needed, not only in research but also to help raise awareness. Creating environments that encourage dialogues surrounding mental health allow more people to open up about their struggles. Here are four ways that mental health issues can be added to the overall healthcare … Read more

TMS: The Future of Treating Depression?

While there are many treatments for depression, most of the practices may seem conventional—perhaps outdated. A significant number of people who struggle with depression may not respond to treatment and often find themselves doctor-hopping or switching medications. It leads to other adverse outcomes and could perpetuate other disorders such as addiction, anxiety, stress, or negative … Read more

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