Blog Posts in 2017

  • 28-Jul-2017

    Can Morning Rituals Calm Anxiety?

    While you might brush your teeth every morning before starting the day, you might not have a precise morning routine to rely on. For some, creating a morning ritual has helped them cope with the anxiety they experience during the day. Some people ...
  • 17-Jul-2017

    Does Sunlight Help with Anxiety?

    Scientists have been studying the connection between anxiety and sunlight, finding in many cases, that sunlight levels are linked to anxiety and possibly panic disorder. While there have already been links found between sunlight levels and ...
  • 13-Jul-2017

    Understanding Alternative Mental Health Care

    Alternative approaches to mental health care rely on more than just therapy sessions and medication to solve the problem. They include an emphasis on the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit. Although alternative practices have a long ...
  • 5-Jul-2017

    Why Communicating About Mental Illness Can Be Difficult

    People can be extremely hesitant to bring up the topic of mental illness. Sometimes this reticence has to do with their unfamiliarity with the illness itself, but most of the time, this difficulty talking about mental illness comes from the old ...
  • 28-Jun-2017

    Can ECT Treat My Depression?

    For many suffering from depression, finding the right combination of medication can be a struggle. Some are prescribed medication for months, only to have their dosage increased or, even worse, have the entire medication changed because their body ...
  • 17-Jun-2017

    What Is Parts-Therapy?

    Parts-therapy is the concept that our personality is composed of a number of various parts from our subconscious. The goal of parts-therapy is to help people have all the parts of the self ready to show up when needed. This treatment is particularly ...
  • 7-Jun-2017

    Good Behavioral Health Means Good Overall Health

    Substance abuse and mental health disorders threaten the health, longevity, and productivity of Americans every day. From anxiety and depression to hypertension and diabetes, the link between our behavioral health and overall health becomes clearer ...
  • 2-Jun-2017

    How Do I De-Stress My Body & Mind?

    Activities like mediation and yoga are popular ways for people to relieve stress. But what if those activities aren’t your thing? Worry not! Improving the connection between your mind and body can be done with any physical activity. Creating ...
  • 30-May-2017

    Do I Need Help With My Recovery?

    Recovering from addiction or substance abuse can be daunting if you’re trying to get sober. Most addicts seeking sobriety begin their journey with either Alcoholics (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Some try one-on-one therapy instead. For ...
  • 16-May-2017

    How Do We Overcome the Stigma of Mental Illness?

    Although mental illness is a common condition among Americans, the stigma surrounding the issue can sometimes make accepting a diagnosis or treatment difficult for some people. Many are skeptical of prescribed meds and often question whether or not ...
  • 9-May-2017

    May Is Mental Health Month

    May is Mental Health Month, and we believe it is important to talk about the behavioral patterns that increase the risks of developing mental illnesses. From drug use to extreme exercise, we take a look at some of the risks and signs of potential ...
  • 26-Apr-2017

    Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Cause Anxiety?

    Recent research from neurobiologists at Oxford University has uncovered evidence of a potential link between the bacteria in our gut and the quality of our mental health. Though the body of research on the subject has grown in recent years, most of ...
  • 12-Apr-2017

    Can Art Therapy Help Your Mental Health?

    Have you ever wondered if art therapy could be a helpful tool for treating mental illness? A new study conducted by The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) reveals that art therapy does have a positive impact on mental health symptoms. In particular, ...
  • 3-Apr-2017

    How Much Do You Know About Depression?

    Depression can take many forms, which is why it is important to be able to identify the signs of this common condition. Did you know that depression is experienced as anxiety about 65% of the time? This is just one reason why it is important to ...
  • 30-Mar-2017

    What Is an Anxiety Disorder?

    Anxiety is a normal part of life, which is why it is so important to bring awareness to the subject. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting 40 million adults. Although many of us may feel anxious before ...