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Why Residual Schizophrenia is No Longer in The DSM

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which included significant changes to the way schizophrenia is diagnosed. One of the first changes is that the DSM-5 now requires patients to experience two or more symptoms of psychosis, at least one of … Read more

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The Social Impact of Mental Health Stigma

Mental illness is often seen as a dirty secret. Many people are afraid to talk about it, afraid to seek help, and afraid to admit that they have a problem. In fact, the stigma that surrounds mental illness is one of the biggest obstacles to people seeking treatment and getting the assistance they need when … Read more

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What is a Coping Kit and How Can It Help

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the country, affecting 40 million adults in the U.S. each year. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in … Read more

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How to Get Your Teenager the Help They Need for Mental Health Diagnosis

It’s no secret that young adults’ mental health is in crisis. Rates of anxiety and depression are skyrocketing, and children as young as five are being diagnosed with serious mental health conditions while teens and young adults are suffering more than ever under the ever-increasing pressures of the modern world.  The good news is that … Read more

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Why Does Mental Health Awareness Matter?

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness It is estimated that in the United States alone, 19% of the general population, 46% of teenagers, and 13% of children suffer from some form of mental illness each year.  However, a majority of those suffering from mental illness do not seek treatment, largely because of the social stigma … Read more

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10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Did you know your mental health can affect your physical health? It might explain chest pain, stomach aches, dizziness, and even more, you feel when experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, paranoia, and more. There are just as many benefits to taking care of your emotional health as there are to taking care of … Read more

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Top 6 Signs You May Have a Mental Health Disorder

As the world grapples with a public health crisis and rising political tensions, it is perhaps no surprise that some people are feeling a little uneasy about the state of the world at the moment. The truth is that stress is normal and appropriate as a response to stressful situational triggers such as the COVID-19 … Read more

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Positive Health Effects of Human-Animal Interactions

There is nothing like a loyal companion to welcome you home from a long day at work or keep you company during lonely nights. Besides being a joy to be around, pets provide unconditional love and support that can go far beyond just keeping you company. The presence of pets may also improve children’s emotional … Read more

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Creating a Mental Health Journal

There is a good chance you kept a diary in your teenage years. It was a place where you could confess your worries and struggles without fear of judgment or punishment. After getting all of your thoughts and feelings down on paper, you probably felt better. After that, you probably felt more at peace with … Read more