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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. […]

Was Kurt Cobain’s Mental Health a Contributing Factor to His Death?

How Did Kurt Cobain Die? Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the famed band Nirvana, became a “27 Club” member when he lost his life before 30. Like many other famed musicians, Cobain had struggled with mental health concerns for much of his adult life. Being catapulted into the spotlight at a young age can […]

The Importance of Mental Health Treatment in Addiction

How Important is Mental Health Treatment During Addiction Rehab? Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease – but it is also a disease of the mind. Many refer to addiction as a spiritual malady. Those who suffer from addiction have often undergone some spiritual, mental, and emotional damage, and for long-term sobriety to be achieved, […]

Is Your Mental Health Affected by Drug Abuse?

How Mental Health is Affected By Drug Abuse? Mental health and drug abuse go hand in hand for a variety of reasons. First of all, many people who struggle with mental health concerns turn to drug use to medicate the symptoms they are experiencing. They might turn to drugs to alleviate their psychological symptoms, whether […]

Schizoaffective & Schizophrenia Disorder in Young Adults

Schizophrenia Disorders and How They Change Your Life Both schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia are more common in young adults than in children or older adults, and both mental illnesses tend to reach peak severity at somewhere between 16 and 25 years of age. This is almost the period during which people are the most vulnerable […]

Fort Lauderdale Mental Health Center

Why Are More Mental Health Care Facilities Needed The entire country is seriously lacking when it comes to adequate mental health care. Certain states, however, are more heavily impacted than others. For example, Florida has been severely impacted by high rates of mental illness coupled with a lack of access to accessible mental health care […]

DBT Sessions for Treating Mental Health and Alcoholism

What is Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy and How is it Applied in Mental Health Treatment? If a dual diagnosis treatment center near me is to be truly effective, it is going to offer a range of evidence-based therapeutic methods. Treatment centers focus on therapeutic intervention, and most offer a combination of individual and group therapy as well […]

Group Therapy for Treating Mental Health and Addiction

Group Therapy During the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Process Group therapy is an extremely important part of every effective recovery program. At Agape Treatment Center we believe that therapeutic intervention should be the main component of every single stage of the recovery process, from medical detox and inpatient rehab through outpatient treatment and aftercare. We […]

Inspiration Quotes for Dual Diagnosis Recovery

Quotes About Co-Occurring Disorders Dual diagnosis recovery can be difficult, and sometimes a little bit of additional inspiration is necessary. When a person suffers from a dual diagnosis disorder, he or she suffers from a substance abuse disorder and a mental illness. While recovery is made slightly more difficult by a co-occurring disorder, making a […]

South Florida Mental Health Dual Diagnosis IOP

Mental Health IOP Program in South Florida Mental health and substance abuse often go hand in hand, and many men and women who struggle with one disorder simultaneously struggle with another. When a person is struggling with a mental illness and with a substance abuse disorder, he or she is said to be struggling with […]

Integrating PTSD Treatment With Drug Counseling

About PTSD Treatment and Drug Addiction Counseling Post-traumatic stress disorder, more often referred to as PTSD, is a commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder characterized by a specific group of symptoms that result from one or several significant traumatic events. PTSD affects up to 8 of every 100 American citizens, according to the National Center of PTSD, […]

Mental Health Therapy Helps With Opioid and Stimulant Abuse During the Pandemic

Mental Health Counseling Can Help With Opioid and Stimulant Addiction During Covid-19 The pandemic has created global uncertainty about income and work and worries about everyone’s health and loved ones’ well-being. Covid-19 has essentially caused everyone to feel afraid. For people who may struggle with an addiction or are misusing opioids or stimulant drugs, the […]

What is the Best Treatment for Trauma?

Overcoming Trauma is NOT Easy Unresolved trauma and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. Men and women who have undergone traumatic experiences generally turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of self-medication. They have a difficult time coping with the trauma-related symptoms they are experiencing, and so they turn to chemical substances to alleviate these symptoms […]

Can Benzo Abuse Cause Mental Health Problems?

Benzodiazepines Directly Affect Your Mental Health Benzodiazepines are a type of prescription medication most commonly used for the treatment of anxiety disorders, the more severe symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal, seizure disorders, and insomnia. Interestingly enough, even though benzodiazepines are used to treat mental health disorders, prolonged benzodiazepine abuse can lead to the development of […]

PTSD Treatment for Tricare Military Veterans

Tricare Insurance Rehab for PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that affects men and women who have been through one or several traumatic experiences in their lives. PTSD can affect anyone – it can happen to men and women of any age, from any personal background, and […]