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Heading to Treatment During the Holidays

Give Yourself the Gift of Getting Well  The holidays are here, and you’re feeling tapped out, used up and really tired of living life in a haze. What would it look like to give yourself the gift of heading to treatment during the holidays? Whether your vice is drugs or alcohol, addiction may feel particularly …

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Affordable Solutions to Mental Health Treatment

Affordable Solutions to Mental Health Treatment

Living with a mental health issue can be a challenge not only for the individual but also for their loved ones. Many of us are conditioned not to seek professional help. We try to convince ourselves we can just “shake off” depression or that reading a self-help book will allow us to “fix” ourselves.    …

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What Keeps You From Getting the Mental Health Treatment

What Keeps You From Getting the Mental Health Treatment?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 51 million people in the U.S. live with a mental illness or require mental health treatment. However, some of those people either haven’t started looking for help or don’t think they need it. Some of them only deal with mild symptoms. In contrast, others live with …

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Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Your Child

When something just doesn’t seem right with your child, your first reaction is most likely to check to see if there’s something physically wrong. But once you’ve ruled out, or taken care of, any apparent physical reason for your child behaving markedly different, you may wonder if there’s a psychological cause. While there’s usually another …

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How To Promote Good Mental Health

Everyone knows the importance of good mental health, but how do you achieve it? Whether you’re born with a predisposition to a mental health disorder or acquire it as a result of substance abuse, can you achieve good mental health anyway? Wondering how to promote good mental health? Promises Behavioral Health can help. Here are …

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Anxiety Statistics on College Campuses: What You Need to Know

In recent years, anxiety has replaced depression as the No. 1 mental health concern for college students. Anxiety statistics tell a tale of anxiety symptoms run rampant on campus, as students must deal with academic pressures and life challenges that are stretching them to the breaking point. If your child is currently in college or …

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Depression Treatment Beyond Drugs: 10 Things It Can’t Hurt to Try

Tell your doctor you’re depressed and it’s a sure bet you’ll walk out of the office with a prescription for an antidepressant. For some, such medication works miracles, making it possible to again live life to the fullest. Others aren’t so lucky, finding the drugs do little or nothing to help their low mood. Additionally, …

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Nurture Yourself With Nature

As a result of the first Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded and the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were passed. Earth Day also raised a conversation about the importance of sustainability of our ecosystems and being good stewards of the planet. But as we seek the most effective ways …

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An Explanation of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When people consider getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, there are often other issues at work. For example, mental health problems can lead to substance abuse in many cases. That’s why it’s so important to get an explanation of dual diagnosis treatment when you work with a drug rehab facility. You may need …

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Depression and Anxiety: The Link to Substance Abuse

Depression and anxiety are two mental health disorders that commonly occur alongside a substance use disorder. Having both can turn into a vicious cycle as one disorder can make the other worse. However, addiction, anxiety, and depression can be treated at a dual diagnosis treatment center in Long Beach, CA, or another city. Dual diagnosis …

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