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What Are The Stages of Anxiety?

  Feeling occasional anxiety is completely normal. However, people with anxiety disorders can have intense, extreme, and persistent worry or fear regarding everyday things. Anxiety disorders usually involve episodes of fast-approaching feelings like intense anxiety, fear, or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks) and happen often. These stages of anxiety typically happen […]

Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Veterans and Their Families

Veterans face a range of challenges, especially after transitioning back to civilian life. Veterans are used to the structures and rigid rules of military life, and to having very set schedules as well as being ready for significant (but semi-expected) disruptions.  The adaptations and mindset needed to live a military life can leave our veterans […]

How Long Does PTSD Last?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a widespread condition that can happen to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event.  The condition is characterized by symptoms like intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance of certain triggers, and hypervigilance. If you struggle with PTSD, it’s important to know that there’s help—and hope—available. And you […]

What Are the 7 Anxiety Disorders?

  Defining Anxiety Anxiety is defined as intense, excessive, and persistent worry/fear about everyday situations. Anxiety can be short-term, or long-term. It can also be crippling.  Anxiety is sometimes hard to diagnose as an anxiety disorder because we all feel excessive worry and fear sometimes. Knowing what the characteristics of an anxiety disorder are, can […]

How Common is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe, life-long psychological disorder that affects how a person perceives and interacts with reality. Individuals with schizophrenia experience serious impairments in their ability to think, their emotions, and their behaviors. There is no part of a person’s life that is not affected by schizophrenia. The precise causes of schizophrenia are not fully […]

Can Drug Use Cause Dissociative Disorder?

Dissociative disorders are a family of serious mental illnesses characterized by disconnections among all the aspects of a person’s sense of self, including memories, perception, consciousness, and personality. Essentially, the unity of a person’s identity comes apart. Dissociative disorders occur when the stress associated with a situation becomes so severe a person’s mind segments itself […]

What Defines Mental Illness?

What Is A Mental Illness? Mental illnesses are disturbances in a person’s thinking, feeling, or behavior, or a combination of these, that reflect a problem in mental function. They cause distress or disability in social, work, or family activities. Just as “physical illness” is used to describe a range of physical health problems, “mental illness” […]

How Can I Test My Mental Health?

Many Factors Contribute To Mental Health Problems Emotional, psychological, and social well-being are all considered our mental health. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. When stress arises, our mental health determines how we handle it, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from […]

Can you Prevent Mental Health Problems?

Can mental health problems be avoided? If you have been struggling with a newly developing mental illness or mental health concern, you might be wondering what you could have done differently. Does it have something to do with your diet? Maybe you need to eat more fruits and vegetables or drink more water. If you […]

Does Depression Damage Your Brain?

Depression is a Serious Mood Disorder Depression affects millions of people – According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), it is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Major depression can result in severe impairments that interfere with or limit one’s ability to carry out major life activities for […]

What Is A Mental Breakdown?

Get to Know More About a Mental Breakdown Experiencing some distress is a normal part of life. Whether it is from family life at home, school, or work. But when the feelings become too overwhelming, they can contribute to a mental breakdown. It’s commonly understood to occur when life’s demands become physically and emotionally overwhelming. […]