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best treatment for schizophrenia
09
Mar

Choosing the Best Treatment for Schizophrenia

The best treatment for schizophrenia is always the one that best matches your treatment goals. And schizophrenia treatment goals are unique, but often include items like: Relief from symptoms Maintaining independence Minimizing side effects of treatment Providing a higher level of safety This list is not exhaustive, and many people with schizophrenia have different goals...
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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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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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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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