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mental illness
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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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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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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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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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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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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18
Jun

Dependent Personality Disorder—What You Need to Know

Compared to other mental illnesses, dependent personality disorder (DPD) isn’t very common. It is only diagnosed in 0.5 to 0.6 percent of the general population. However, signs of this personality disorder can appear in virtually anyone. You may experience some symptoms of DPD throughout your life, even if you don’t have this mental health condition....
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04
Jun

Suicidal Thoughts and What to Do When They Appear

Among all the mental health issues you or your loved ones may face throughout your lives, suicidal thoughts are one of the most serious. One survey found that around 20 percent of the population will experience suicidal feelings at some point in their lives, and nearly seven percent of those people will attempt suicide. Not...
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12
Mar

5 Tips to Handle a Dissociative Disorder

It’s normal to daydream, but if you take things a step further and feel disconnected from the world, you could have a larger mental health problem.  The American Psychiatric Association explains that dissociation changes how your brain handles information, causing you to disconnect from thoughts, feelings, memories, and your surroundings. It can greatly affect your...
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13
Jan

The Surprising History of Mental Illness Treatment

Our approach to mental illness treatment has radically changed throughout time. Some of the methods to treat mental illness from the middle ages up to the 20th century might even shock you. This article details the surprising history of mental illness treatment. It also covers how our care options differ in the present day. The...
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