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Prozac and alcohol
28
Jan

Prozac and Alcohol: Why Drinking and SSRIs Are a Dangerous Combination

Drinking is, for better or worse, a standard part of American culture. Unwinding with a glass of wine or beer after work or weekend drinks are normalized activities. But mixing Prozac and alcohol could lead to more serious issues than you’d expect. Prozac is an antidepressant that must be taken every day. But what many...
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late-onset schizophrenia
13
Jan

Could Late-Onset Schizophrenia Be Causing New Problems?

For most people with schizophrenia, symptoms first appear during adolescence or young adulthood. And while this can be a confusing time, at least upon its resolution, individuals are usually set up to manage their schizophrenia symptoms throughout the rest of their lives. However, in certain cases, late-onset schizophrenia can appear well into adulthood, which can...
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what does it mean to relapse
30
Dec

What Is Mental Health Relapse? 5 Relapse Triggers to Know

When you hear the word relapse, you probably think of someone addicted to drugs or alcohol. And while it can be a relevant term for people with those issues, relapse is also a common problem for individuals living with mental health conditions. But what is a mental health relapse? And what can you do to...
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mental health coping skills
14
Dec

How Mental Health Coping Skills Can Help You Today

Everyone goes through emotional stress. From demanding jobs to relationship troubles, it’s normal to experience stress that affects your mood and makes life difficult. And even if you don’t have a behavioral health condition, mental health coping skills are important to help everyone get through these tough times. But mental health coping skills are particularly...
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Coping with Depression
02
Dec

10 Coping Mechanisms for Depression Near the Holidays

The holidays can be equally joyous and stressful. Fulfilling expectations of gifting, visiting, cooking, and entertaining can lead to tension and exhaustion. Unfortunately, for those battling depression, this sense of overwhelm can have an even greater impact. However, there are techniques that may help in these situations. Learning coping mechanisms for depression around the holidays...
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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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