Mental Health Conditions

What We Learned From Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide prevention in teens

And how to put these lessons into action  Suicide prevention month (each September of the year) comes and goes, while the suicide rate continues to rise. As the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, suicide remains a national crisis. Leading us to believe that stronger action is needed to address mental health …

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Why We’ve Gotten Addiction All Wrong

What is addiction?  The American Psychological Association defines addiction as “a state of psychological or physical dependence (or both) on the use of alcohol or other drugs.” Also commonly referred to as substance dependence.  For hundreds of years, society has taken slivers of definitions like this one and developed methods in an attempt to help …

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Advantages of Teletherapy

What is Teletherapy? Technology is ever-changing. More services are being moved to mobile apps and web portals, and it’s no surprise that our health care is also! Terms such as telehealth or online counseling have exploded in the last few years. The terms teletherapy, telepsychology, telecounseling, and online counseling are often used interchangeably. Any therapy …

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Tips to Manage Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? Also called social phobia, social anxiety disorder is intense anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment toward everyday interactions for fear of being judged or scrutinized by others.  It is common to feel nervous in social situations like job interviews, meeting new people, or giving presentations. However, avoiding social situations altogether out of fear …

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