behavioral health

How Do I Support Someone In Treatment For Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency?

Treatment is a sensitive time of growth and healing. When a loved one goes to treatment, it is important to reduce feelings of isolation and remind them that even treatment, they are still treasured members of your life. Make Time To Spend Time Together If the treatment center has visiting hours, schedule time to visit...
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Innovative Technologies for Mental Illness

Mental health is extremely complicated, and can be difficult to treat effectively. While behavioral health therapies have made leaps and bound over the last several decades, there is still a lot more that can be done, especially when you compare the aforementioned field with other areas of the healthcare sector. Fortunately, the millions of Americans...
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Depression: One Scientist Raises An Infectious Disease Theory

Depression is in the news, again… It’s true; depression is in the news, again. If you take a few minutes and google the word depression in today’s news you’ll see the following headlines. Laughing gas could treat depression Scientists are using Twitter data to track depression 5 Ways Fast Food Worsens Your Depression Diabetes and...
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Mental Illness Awareness Week – It’s Time To Get Involved

Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 5 – 11, 2014 Yes, it’s true…once again it’s time to get involved. It is time to realize that 1 in 4 American Adults and 1 in 5 children will experience mental illness this year. Think about it this way, if you are an adult sitting in a room...
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National Recovery Month Celebrates 25 Years

Join the voices, speak up, reach out…   Do you have family members or friends in recovery? How about long term recovery? When people first get sober, taking it “one day at a time,” receiving that first 24 hour AA chip and then a 30 day AA chip can feel like it takes forever. Considering...
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Therapeutic Photography: A Mindfulness Process

Do you remember the first time you used a camera? The other day we were having lunch with an associate and suddenly she said, “Wait, let’s take a photo…oh, OK, a selfie!” We obliged and had a good laugh at our many attempts to make ourselves look young and gorgeous! Afterwards we got to talking...
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Desperately Seeking Answers Part 1: “No One’s Noticed I’m Really Mentally Ill”

Will parity help reduce the stigma of mental illness? Part 1 “I think I’m just really mentally ill and no one’s noticed…” These are the words of 17-year-old John LaDue. It could be you’ve never heard of John LaDue, but just last May John LaDue was arrested and charged with multiple felonies which included bomb...
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Father’s Plea ~ “NOT ONE MORE!”

Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft. on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Stranded on the ledge… ‘Officials say [Samuel]Frappier was “in an extremely precarious location on the east face of Longs Peak at roughly 13,000 feet.” He was not injured but said he could not go up or down. Frappier,...
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Study: Monitoring Antidepressant Dose Appears Critical When Treating Children And Young Adults

Depression by the numbers… We often speak about depression and treatment for major depressive disorder; however, we don’t always drill down into the numbers of people in the United States who have major depressive disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH): Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the...
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Excellence In Mental Health Act ~ A Big Step Forward

Excellence In Mental Health Act: S264 and HR1263 pass in both houses This headline might surprise you. Both the US Senate and the House of Representatives have found common ground to pass the Excellence In Mental Health Act. Last week the House of Representatives voted in the affirmative and on Monday, March 31, 2014, the...
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