The goal of many psychiatrists is to help their patients without a need for medication. But there are those instances where medication can be incredibly helpful in the healing process. While some patients require only one medication for a short duration, others may require multiple prescriptions over longer periods of time. Regardless of how long […]
The Importance of Community for Your Mental Health
Our mental health significantly impacts our quality of life, so it makes sense that we would want to do all we can to improve it. This may include things like eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting enough quality sleep each night. But there is something else that greatly influences our mental health and that is […]
What is Crisis Therapy?
Suicidal ideation is a medical term used to describe when someone has begun having thoughts about committing suicide. Sometimes these thoughts might be fleeting in nature, and other times the thoughts may persist until the individual begins to formulate a plan. According to recent data, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people […]
Let’s Celebrate National School Counseling Week!
National School Counseling Week is February 7th through February 11th. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the unique contribution school counselors bring to children in this country. This recognition has become even more important as children continue to face the stress and challenges brought on by the Covid 19 pandemic. Stats […]
Symptoms of ADHD in Females
So much research has gone into the effects of ADHD in males, and this has led to boys getting a more accurate diagnosis than girls. Thus, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about how ADHD affects women specifically. The problem is, most scientific studies about ADHD symptoms focus on the “hyperactive” patterns, […]
Things to Discuss Before Marriage
“I do.” Two simple enough words. And when you say them on your wedding day, you really mean them. But “I do” can quickly turn into, “I thought I could” when you don’t know exactly who or what you are committing to. Let’s face it, relationships are tricky and it’s important that you and your […]
Counseling VS Mentorship: What’s the Difference?
There comes a time in most of our lives when we feel lost, confused, and unsure of the next decision to make. During times like these, it’s important to have someone in your corner who can advise and guide you on your journey. It can often make sense to turn to someone within our […]
How to Prevent Burnout
Not many people get through life without experiencing burnout at some point. Whether it’s from working more than one job, taking care of a sick loved one, or juggling family life while going back to school, burnout is real, and it negatively impacts your life and health. Common Signs of Burnout If you think you […]
Mental Health Habits for 2021
We live in a society that seems obsessed with physical health and weight loss. A majority of people have tried one or more diets to lose weight. People join gyms, juice, and take supplements, all in an effort to optimize their physical health. Sadly, most people don’t give their mental health a second thought. The […]
What is a Dual Diagnosis?
There are times when a person is diagnosed with a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety. Other times, someone might be diagnosed as having a substance abuse issue. When someone has both a mental health issue and a substance abuse issue, we call it a dual diagnosis. How Does Dual Diagnosis Develop? Often, […]
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