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The Impact and Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

The stigma surrounding schizophrenia has long been an issue with wide-reaching and varied consequences. Mental health experts agree that stigma can prevent those living with schizophrenia from seeking treatment, which can result in contributed feelings of isolation, alienation, and hopelessness. This can have severe implications for the lives of those living with schizophrenia, including limiting … Read more

The Dangers of Self-Diagnosing a Mental Illness

There’s a lot of information available online about mental illness in the world today. While increased awareness and access to information are vital resources for people with mental illnesses, it can be tempting to research and self-diagnose if we suspect we or someone we know may have a mental illness. But there are a few … Read more

Stress During the Holidays

It’s no secret that the holiday season can be a stressful and depressing time for many people. For some, the pressure of buying the perfect gifts, hosting holiday parties, or attending family gatherings can be too much to handle on top of the daily stressors of work and life. For others, the holidays can remind … Read more

The Unexpected Benefits of Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to keep your mind occupied while doing something else. Whether you’re driving, working out, or just taking a break from reality, listening to a podcast can be the perfect way to relax while keeping your mind stimulated and, perhaps surprisingly, offer a great way to improve your mental health. With … Read more

Why Case Management is Important to Those with Mental Health Crises

Mental health crises are unpredictable, can be very frightening, and sometimes even life-threatening. Without proper treatment, mental health crises can result in suicidal ideation, self-harm, and a decline in the general condition of mental and physical health in the long run. There is often an underlying mental illness at the root of mental health crises. … Read more

Top Signs Your Loved One Needs Mental Healthcare

Often, it can be very challenging to recognize that an individual — even a close loved one — is dealing with a mental health problem or know when to help. There are many people who prefer to suffer in silence, for fear of burdening their loved ones or being seen as weak.  Others may try … Read more

How to Go About a Mental Health Intervention

Staging a Mental Health Intervention Whether you are a family member, a friend, a coworker, etc. having to stage an intervention can be terrifying. You don’t know how your loved one will react to your concerns. You may be the only one who they are speaking to at the time or the only person they … Read more

Top 10 Habits for Mental Health

It’s no secret that maintaining good mental health is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life. And while there are many different factors that contribute to mental well-being, one often overlooked aspect is hobbies. That’s right – your hobbies can actually have a significant impact on your mental health! Here’s a look at how … Read more

Benefits of IOP for Substance Abuse

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program? Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a type of treatment program that provides a higher, or more “intensive,” level of care than traditional outpatient programs. IOPs are designed for people who are struggling with serious long-term mental and physical health conditions as well as people with substance abuse issues who … Read more

The Long-Term Consequences of the Pandemic on Our Mental Health

Although it’s been over two years now since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, the toll it has taken on our mental health is becoming increasingly evident. Depression and anxiety rates have been soaring, and it’s not hard to see why. For those of us who have lost loved ones to the virus, the grief can … Read more