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5 Things To Give Up To Help With Anxiety

When it comes to mental health, there are a number of actions we take to alleviate symptoms. However, have you ever thought about what you can stop doing for this sake? Our habits truly define who we are. And for this reason, we must take a look into these habits and consider that they may

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How to Help Someone with Schizophrenia

As a loved one to someone struggling with schizophrenia, it’s in your best interest to offer help whenever possible. However, being that schizophrenia is such a complex disease that affects everyone differently, it can be difficult to tell how to help your loved one. Often, people with schizophrenia struggle with relationships (friends, family, significant others),

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Fighting Against Addiction Stigma

People who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction have another, unnecessary worry; stigma – the will of another person to negatively perceive someone for their actions. Those who stimulate addiction stigma are usually unaware of what addiction really is. Many consider it a choice (you choose to take a drug, therefore, you chose to become

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What is Complex PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of anxiety that develops after someone experiences a traumatic event. People are diagnosed with complex PTSD (C-PTSD) when they’ve symptoms continue after months or years [1]. It can often be difficult for people with PTSD to let go of their traumatic event. No matter what your personal experience

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What to do About Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are more than a nightmare for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They’re a bizarre behavior of the human brain that can happen to anyone. You ever just going about your day when – out of nowhere – you suddenly imagine a strange image or think up an unsettling thought? These thoughts can

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8 Ways to Cope With a Depressive Episode

Though some people suffer from major depression (or major depressive disorder) year-round, others experience episodes of the mental illness [1]. These are periods of two weeks or more where symptoms of depression are relentless. So much so, it can negatively affect important aspects of your life, including school and work. Furthermore, though these symptoms eventually leave,

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

A substance abuse disorder is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons

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How to Recognize and Reduce Anxiety

Everyone can expect to feel anxiety from time to time. Some people feel it under certain circumstances, such as in front of a group of people or when interviewing for a job. But others feel it on a consistent basis. Anxiety is a complicated disease which affects 40 million adults in America. It’s defined as

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What is a Bipolar Disorder?

A bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, is a mental health condition where those who suffer experience intense mood swings. Typically, an emotional high known as mania or hypomania and an emotional low known as depression. Both of these opposing emotions can come at random instances and are usually uncontrollable. Each of them has

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What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that’s found in both children and adults. People who suffer from the disorder often find it difficult to pay attention or focus on something specific. They’re also filled with relentless energy which can often result in impulsive behaviors.  It’s reported that around 8% of children and 2.5% of

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