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Inpatient vs Outpatient: What's Right for Me?
18
Nov

Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s Right For Me?

If you’re looking for mental health care or alcohol or drug rehab, you may be wondering, “inpatient vs outpatient, what’s the difference?” The terms have very different definitions in the healthcare world, but many are unaware of the differences between the two. Knowing the difference between inpatient and outpatient care can give you the ability...
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Is Xanax Addictive?
04
Nov

Is Xanax Addictive? Benzodiazepine Risks

Drug use is on the rise, especially in Louisiana. In 2020, Louisiana led the country in overdose deaths, with nearly 1,930 deaths (a 48% increase from 2019). One type of drug that has been growing in popularity is benzodiazepines. These drugs are often used to enhance the effects of alcohol in social situations such as...
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fear vs anxiety
21
Oct

Fear vs Anxiety: Understanding the Difference

Fear and anxiety often occur together, but these terms are not interchangeable. Fear is an intense biological response to immediate danger, while anxiety is an emotion regarding things we think may happen. Anxious and frightening emotions can feel the same and be easily confused, but when comparing fear vs anxiety, there are several important differences...
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world mental health day quotes
07
Oct

You’re Not Alone: International Mental Health Day Quotes

The 10th of October is Mental Health Day, both in the United States and internationally. On World Mental Health Day, people and organizations across the world speak up in order to raise awareness about the struggles of people dealing with mental illness. Although we know so much more about mental health today, there is still...
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Mental Health Check
22
Sep

Mental Health Check: Do You Need One?

The last 18 months have been a stressful time for all of us, especially residents of Louisiana. 2020 and 2021 have brought a host of new challenges that many of us were unsure how to face. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging, and in the wake of Hurricane Ida, more and more people are struggling with...
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suicide prevention
10
Sep

National Suicide Awareness Month: What Can You Do?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 45,000 Americans ages 10 or older ended their lives in 2016. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. On average, there are 132 suicides each day, with firearms accounting for more than half of suicide deaths. While suicide can often be preventable,...
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Drug Overdose Deaths by State
31
Aug

Louisiana Leads Drug Overdose Deaths by State in 2020

Drug overdose death statistics from 2020 brought the nation’s mental health crisis to the forefront. As coronavirus surges rippled through the country, lost jobs, forced isolation, and broken support networks contributed to record-breaking increases in substance use and overdose deaths nationwide. While every state witnessed an increase in overdoses, drug overdose deaths by state indicate...
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suicide rates during COVID
24
Aug

Suicide Rates During COVID: Reviewing the Latest Data

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of Americans and everyone else around the world. In addition to the physical and social changes that have occurred, there have also been serious concerns surrounding people’s mental health during this time. But has there been an increase in suicide...
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Delusions vs Hallucinations
13
Aug

Delusions vs Hallucinations: Understanding False Realities

Delusions and hallucinations are both symptoms of mental health disorders that alter a person’s perception of reality. However, while similar, they are not the same. Understanding the differences between delusions vs hallucinations can be helpful in diagnosis and treatment as well as in the management of mental health conditions that cause these symptoms. The mind...
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Tina drug - crystal meth abuse
22
Jul

Tina Drug Abuse: Louisiana Methamphetamine Recovery

Methamphetamine abuse is on the rise in Louisiana, but you may hear it called by street names for meth, especially among younger crowds. Other names for meth include chalk, crank, speed, and the “Tina” drug, and methamphetamine addiction is becoming a larger problem across Louisiana, particularly among ravers. Today, we’re going to tell you what...
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