man struggling with suicidal thoughts

What Everyone Needs to Know About Suicide 

The following article addresses the topics of suicide and death openly. Please do not read this if you are triggered by these types of conversations. Take care and reach out for help if you need it. If you have thoughts of suicide, please seek immediate health care. Go to your nearest emergency room or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You matter.…

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3 Reasons to Choose Telehealth for Mental Health

3 Reasons to Choose Telehealth for Mental Health According to the latest data, more than 52 percent of people with mental illness in the United States do not get treatment. That accounts for 26 million people in the country going without much-needed care. When a mental illness goes untreated, it can be dangerous or even fatal. So why are so many people going without?…

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What Parents Should Know About Children and Psychiatric Medication

What Parents Should Know About Children and Psychiatric Medication When a child has a mental or behavioral disorder, it can take a toll on the whole family. As a parent, you may have to make significant decisions regarding your child’s care plan, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Making things worse is the fact that there is a lot of misinformation on…

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4 Surprising Benefits of Telehealth Therapy Sessions

4 Surprising Benefits of Telehealth Therapy Sessions When you book a telehealth therapy appointment, you likely expect certain benefits. You may expect to work through trauma in your past, learn techniques for coping with stress in the future, and see a reduction in your symptoms. While therapy is likely to have many of these benefits, that’s not where the help stops. After a few telehealth…

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Understanding the PLEASE Skill from DBT

Understanding the PLEASE Skill from DBT In Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), patients learn to regulate emotions in order to live more balanced lives. One of the many tools that DBT provides is the PLEASE skill. With this skill, patients learn to take care of the body’s most basic physical needs. When these needs are taken care of, people are better able to make healthy…

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help with Physical Illness

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help with Physical Illness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective and common form of psychotherapy that counselors use to treat conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and marital dysfunction. In this type of therapy, patients explore how their feelings, thought patterns, and behaviors affect one another. CBT has proven to be effective in treating many emotional and…

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Tips for Taking Psychiatric Medication Safely

Tips for Taking Psychiatric Medication Safely Like all medications, psychiatric prescriptions must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before doctors can prescribe them. Furthermore, a medical provider will only prescribe medication if they believe the benefits outweigh the risks. While these facts should be reassuring, it is important for patients to know how to say safe while taking any medication, particularly…

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Making the Most of Your Medication Management Appointment

Making the Most of Your Medication Management Appointment If you’re taking psychiatric medications to manage an emotional or behavioral disorder, medication management services are vital. In these appointments, psychiatry professionals ensure that your medications are working for you properly. During these appointments, you have time to discuss your symptoms, side effects, and other issues with your doctor or nurse practitioner. If your first medication…

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What’s the Difference Between Psychology and Psychiatry?

What’s the Difference Between Psychology and Psychiatry? It’s easy to see why people who are not involved in either practice may see psychology and psychiatry as one and the same. Not only do the words sound similar, but both practice areas focus on the patient’s mental health. However, there are important differences between psychology and psychiatry, and knowing these differences can help you find…

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7 Things Your Therapist Wants You to Know

7 Things Your Therapist Wants You to Know Have you ever wondered what your therapist really thinks of all those things you say? Perhaps the idea of what therapists really think has kept you from going to counseling in the first place. Although the misconceptions about therapy are slowly subsiding, some remain stubbornly in place, and these ideas keep some people from accessing the…

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