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Is My Loved One Always Going to Be Depressed?

Perhaps the only thing more challenging than dealing with depression yourself is watching a loved one struggle with its effects. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable — and the first step is an accurate diagnosis. 
Sep 7th, 2023

What Can Help My Adult ADHD?

When adult ADHD goes unmanaged, it can turn every day into an uphill battle and take a toll on your mental health. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to gain the upper hand over your symptoms and regain control of your life — and we can help.
Aug 1st, 2023

How Will I Ever Get Over My Recent Traumatic Event?

When a trauma reaction is persistent or overwhelming, it can make you feel trapped in the aftermath of the event. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to gain the upper hand over your trauma response. Learn more here.
Jul 1st, 2023

I Think I Have a Substance Use Disorder: Can You Help?

If you’ve developed problematic patterns of drug or alcohol use, you’re not alone — and we can help. Here’s why choosing to seek treatment is often the first meaningful step toward recovery and long-term sobriety.
Apr 10th, 2023

How Motivational Interviewing Can Help Treat Your Depression

Motivational interviewing takes an evidenced-based approach to self-improvement that focuses on one key idea: The only meaningful change comes from within. Find out how this empowering counseling method can help treat your depression.
Feb 16th, 2023

EMDR for Substance Abuse: What to Expect

Unprocessed trauma and substance abuse have a close, interconnected relationship for nearly half of those who struggle with addiction. Learn how EMDR therapy helps flip the switch on trauma to support a healthy recovery.
Dec 1st, 2022

5 Steps to Take to Manage Your Fear of Flying

If the thought of getting on an airplane leaves you feeling anxious and full of dread, you’re not alone: Aerophobia, or fear of flying, affects about 25 million Americans. Here are five effective ways to gain the upper hand over your fear.
Nov 1st, 2022

How to Encourage Your ADHD Child’s Strengths

ADHD can make it harder for your child to pay attention, follow directions, sit still, and control their impulses. But instead of focusing on what may be “wrong” with your child, ask yourself what’s right and encourage their strengths. Here’s how.
Oct 1st, 2022

How Depression Affects Your Sleep (and What to Do About It)

There’s a two-way, circular path between depression and sleep disturbance: Each can give rise to the other and actively perpetuate one another. Luckily, you can break the vicious cycle between disrupted sleep and depression — here’s how.
Sep 1st, 2022

Getting the Support You Need After a Traumatic Loss

When the loss of a loved one is traumatic — whether it’s sudden, unexpected, connected to violence, or all the above — your grief reaction can be complex and overwhelming. Here’s why getting the right support matters.
Aug 1st, 2022

Popular Benefits of Small Group Counseling

Whether you’re dealing with depression, working on your social skills, or learning how to cope with a loss, small group therapy is an ideal setting for personal improvement and mental health recovery. Here’s how it can benefit you.
Jul 1st, 2022

What to Do When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough

It can be discouraging when antidepressants don’t deliver much-needed relief. Unfortunately, it’s also common: Up to one-third of people who take antidepressants to treat a depressive disorder still experience symptoms. Here’s what you should know.
Jun 8th, 2022

Hearing Voices? You’re Not Alone

It can be distressing to realize that the voices you’re hearing exist only in your mind. It can also make you feel isolated, but you’re not alone: Many people experience an auditory hallucination at some point in life. Here’s what you should know.
May 4th, 2022

How Can I Manage My Social Anxiety?

A social anxiety disorder can be intensely distressing, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Learn self-management strategies that can help you counteract the effects of social anxiety, so you can live life on your own terms.
Apr 7th, 2022

EMDR for PTSD: What to Expect

The unstoppable “instant replay” of traumatic memories may be part of life with PTSD, but it doesn’t have to be: Discover how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy helps you process lingering trauma, one memory at a time.
Feb 9th, 2022

6 Effective Treatments for ADHD

When you’re living with untreated ADHD, almost every day can feel like an “off” day. Fortunately, the right treatment approach can help you gain the upper hand over your symptoms. Explore six effective strategies.
Jan 13th, 2022

5 Myths About Psychotic Disorders

There are multiple misconceptions surrounding most mental illnesses. Learn the truth about the harmful misinformation that stigmatizes psychotic disorders and keeps people from seeking the life-changing care they need.
Dec 12th, 2021

Different Types of Anxiety

For the millions of people who live with an anxiety disorder, excessive worry and fear are a persistent and often overwhelming part of everyday life. If you’re one of them, treatment can help — no matter what type of anxiety you have.
Nov 11th, 2021

5 Treatments for Substance Abuse and Dependency

Are you ready to stop using drugs or alcohol and achieve a healthier, more balanced life in recovery? Addiction may be a complex and chronic illness, but it’s also treatable. Learn more about some of the most effective interventions and therapies.
Oct 11th, 2021

How Does Trauma Impact Daily Life?

Whether it’s a serious accident, a natural disaster, physical or sexual violence, or the death of a loved one, the world can feel unpredictable and unsafe after a traumatic event. Here’s how the aftereffects of trauma can affect daily life.
Sep 15th, 2021

Understanding Neurofeedback

Imbalanced brainwave patterns can give rise to negative thoughts, drive unwanted behaviors, and contribute to mental health disorders. Find out how neurofeedback can train your brain to overcome these patterns so you can take control of your life.
Aug 15th, 2021

Worried That Your Teen Is Depressed?

Is it normal teenage angst or something more? Depression is a common problem among adolescents of all ages. Learn how to spot the warning signs of this serious mood disorder so you can help your teen get the help they need.
Jul 15th, 2021

Try Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Treat Your ADHD

Adults with ADHD don’t just suffer from inattention, distractibility, and impulsivity, they also experience cognitive distortions that make it difficult to overcome their symptoms. Here’s how cognitive-behavioral therapy puts you back in control.
Jun 22nd, 2021

7 Warning Signs of a Psychotic Episode

For someone who’s in the midst of a psychotic episode, it can be hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not. Being able to spot the signs of acute psychosis in a loved one is the first step toward treatment — and recovery.
May 26th, 2021

How to Support a Loved One With PTSD

It’s normal to feel unsure about how to help a loved one with PTSD, but support from family and friends can be pivotal for people who are struggling with this overwhelming mental health condition. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to show you care.
Mar 8th, 2021

Myths and Facts About Anxiety

Nearly one in three adults in the United States develops an anxiety disorder at some point in life. Being able to separate “anxiety facts” from “anxiety fiction” is the first step toward resolving symptoms and regaining control.
Feb 15th, 2021

The Role of Medications in Your Treatment

When it comes to addressing mental health disorders, medication is a reliable component of many treatment plans. While each medication has its own effects and benefits, they all share one common goal: to ease disruptive symptoms.
Jan 12th, 2021

Signs Your Teen Could Be Addicted to Marijuana

Many adolescents believe that marijuana is a “safe” drug, but cannabis can be damaging as well as addictive. Explore the worrisome statistics, risks, and effects of teen marijuana use, and learn how to recognize the common signs of addiction.
Dec 8th, 2020

The Early Signs of a Psychotic Disorder

Psychotic disorders rarely appear out of nowhere, as most people demonstrate a range of early warning signs before a psychotic episode actually begins. Learn the telltale signs of impending psychosis, and why prompt care is always best.
Nov 1st, 2020

COVID-19 and Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescence is challenging under the best of circumstances, but it can be especially tough in the age of COVID-19. Explore the challenges faced by tweens and teens in this unprecedented time and learn how to support their mental well-being.
Oct 19th, 2020

Why It’s Important to Treat Depression

Depression isn’t a simple mood disorder. It’s a complex and progressive disease that can have profound effects on your mental well-being and your physical health. Here’s how the right care can help you find relief — and protect your health.
Sep 27th, 2020

Recognizing the Signs of ADHD in Adolescents

The average child with ADHD is diagnosed by the age of 7, but that doesn’t mean that all kids with ADHD receive a timely diagnosis. Here’s how untreated ADHD may look in adolescence, and why a proper diagnosis is crucial.
Aug 18th, 2020

COVID-19, Social Distancing and Depression

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the entire world into a “new normal” that can leave you feeling stressed, isolated, and uncertain. Here’s how you can de-stress, reconnect, and take care of your mental health.
Jul 5th, 2020

Why We Use a Multimodal Approach to Treating ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly individual condition, so forget about finding a one-size-fits-all solution. Here’s how a multimodal treatment approach aims to meet you — and help you improve — right where you are.
Jun 18th, 2020

What to Do When Your Anxiety Becomes Debilitating

For about 40 million adults in the United States, anxiety isn’t just another routine emotion -- it’s an overpowering disorder that causes distress and interferes with life. Here’s how you can pull the plug on debilitating anxiety for good.
Feb 12th, 2020

Why Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient therapy is a very effective alternative to residential treatment for individuals who do not require 24/7 support.
Jan 15th, 2020

How to Choose the Right Addiction Recovery Center

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse problem, you might not know where to turn even if you know that you need help. Deciding to seek substance abuse counseling is an important first step on the path to recovery.
Oct 8th, 2019

10 Questions to Ask When Deciding on a Treatment Center

Looking for an addiction treatment center or rehab facility can be overwhelming. Approaches can range from highly medical programs to quick “miracle cures” like Ibogaine or electroconvulsive therapy. Some treatment practices might
Oct 7th, 2019

Sobriety Is Not A Spectator Sport

We all understand that addiction is a losing game while you’re in it, but it doesn’t have to continue to feel like a loss during recovery.
Jan 31st, 2019

How Addiction Affects the Entire Family

“I was the only one who suffered the consequences of my drinking.” “I never hurt anyone else while I was using.” These are phrases that are uttered in treatment centers all across the world.
Nov 7th, 2018

When Procrastination Keeps You from Recovery

Are you stalling? Unhinged by all of life’s little distractions and cannot seem to get ahead? Are you wanting to get sober but thinking not yet, another day, if and when, and later, maybe one day?
Feb 17th, 2018

Heavily Meditated: A Mindfulness Addiction that's Free

Meditation isn't something we usually jump for joy about. The idea of sitting still with our inner thoughts, is not only something we are not typically taught in school, but it can be a real challenge, and intimidating to say the least.
Nov 13th, 2017