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What Are Wraparound Services?

Wraparound mental health services are a comprehensive, integrated approach to providing holistic, youth and family-centered care when children and youth experience serious mental health or behavioral challenges. This strategy puts the child or youth and their family at the center of the decision-making process, with a team of professionals and resources to help guide and … Read more

What Is Care Coordination?

Care coordination is a collaborative process that ensures that people living with a serious physical or mental illness receive all the care they need. Care coordination involves an active team effort that brings together professionals from different disciplines, like mental health and medical care, to ensure that care is managed effectively and that the needs … 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

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

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

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

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