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Treatment Centers Available for Depression and Self-Harm

Throughout the United States, millions of teens and young adults engage in acts of non-suicidal self-harm. The act of self-harming does not usually have a single cause. Instead, it is a maladaptive coping with overwhelming emotional pain, anger, frustration, or sadness. Self-harm is usually a symptom of an underlying mental health disorder and is commonly…

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When Is Residential Mental Health Treatment Necessary?

According to estimates, nearly one in five adults in the United States is suffering from a mental health disorder at any given time. Of the millions affected, roughly half will never receive treatment. For those who seek treatment, the different levels of care and types of programs to choose from can make selecting the best…

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Does Alcohol Amplify Depression Symptoms?

Depression and alcohol abuse affects millions of people worldwide. While it cannot be said that one causes the other, the two are deeply interconnected. Estimates predict that nearly one-third of people who suffer from major depression also have an alcohol use disorder. In many cases, alcohol abuse is a symptom of depression, as individuals turn…

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Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

Mental health encompasses our psychological, social, and emotional well-being. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and factors into how we relate to others, handle stressful situations, and make decisions. When our mental health suffers, it can negatively impact all areas of our lives. Mental health disorders are common, affecting millions of people every day.…

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Can Residential Treatment Help With Depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder that impacts the lives of millions of people throughout the world. It is also one of the most commonly misunderstood. The term “depressed” has become a blanket word used to describe any general feelings of sadness or disappointment. Because of this, the seriousness of true depression is often overlooked.…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949. This effort’s main goals are to educate the public about the wide-reaching impacts of mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with it. Organizations work together to advocate for policies that support those who have mental illness and highlight the…