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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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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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mental illness list
03
Jun

Mental Illness List: What Can Be Treated?

Mental health is something that affects the way humans think, behave, and feel on a daily basis. If you are somebody who has a mental health diagnosis, you might feel confused or even ashamed. However, many people don’t realize that many different mental health disorders are treatable with the right support and intervention methods.  Today,...
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mental health trigger
06
May

Identifying Emotional Triggers and What They Mean

Have you ever had an instance where you are in a great mood until you encounter something—or someone—that makes you react emotionally? Perhaps it is a reminder of a traumatic event that happened in the past, or maybe it is an object that makes you feel irrationally upset. These are called emotional triggers, and they...
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mental health check
14
Jan

Improving Your Mental Health and Wellness in 2021

Mental health and wellness are things that often fall to the wayside in busy lives. But leaving your mental health as an afterthought can actually have a significant and even dangerous impact on your life. If you are looking to feel better, live safely, and find happiness in 2021, improving your mental health and wellness...
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mental health statistics 2020
11
Dec

Mental Health Statistics: Mental Illness in 2020

The end of 2020 is right around the corner, which means that we have a better understanding of this year’s mental health statistics. And that’s important, because 2020 brought a lot of new challenges that many of us were unsure how to face. New mental health statistics from 2020 show that more and more people...
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mental health check
19
Nov

Holiday Mental Health Check: Keeping the Holidays Happy

With the holidays right around the corner, a mental health check should be a high priority item on your to-do list. Between the normal holiday stress and additional pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, the winter months will be hard for a lot of people. Whether you have a mental health condition or not, a mental...
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dissociative disorder
11
Sep

Common Dissociative Disorders and How to Get Help

Dissociative disorders aren’t that common. Only about two percent of adults meet the criteria to be diagnosed with a full-blown disorder. However, for people who are affected, identifying symptoms and getting treatment are crucial. Sadly, this process can be tricky. That’s because as much as 75 percent of people experience at least one dissociative episode...
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why is mental health important
30
Jul

Why Is Mental Health Important? How to Get Help

Why is mental health important? This is a smart question to ask in today’s world where mental health is becoming more prominent, but there is still a stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health is something you can’t see, and it’s easy to think you simply need to suck it up and get over it....
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what is dual diagnosis Baton Rouge
02
Jul

What Is Dual Diagnosis? How It Supports Recovery

It isn’t uncommon for people to be treated for drug addiction or a mental health disorder, but what is dual diagnosis, and what makes its approach different from traditional forms of treatment? In the not too distant past, it was common for recovery specialists to focus on one area of recovery. Some programs were geared...
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