suicide prevention day

Observing Suicide Prevention Day

Mental health conditions can affect anyone, of any background, race, age or gender, and suicidal ideation is not an exception to that. Thoughts of suicide shouldn’t be handled lightly, and often, they can indicate a more pressing issue, such as a treatable mental health disorder. Often, intervention through a depression treatment program can mean the…

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Benefits of a Dual Diagnosis Rehab

Addiction is something that unfortunately often finds itself accompanied by mental illness. This is one reason why professionals are finding themselves recommending dual diagnosis treatment more and more commonly. When someone is experiencing a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder, addiction treatment specialists call it dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Research has found…

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PTSD Awareness Day

June is not just another wonderfully warm and sunny month at Oceanfront Recovery; it is also national PTSD Awareness month. Nearly 8 million people worldwide will have post-traumatic stress disorder at some point in their lifetime, but many will not seek a PTSD treatment program. What was once referred to as “shell shock” and “combat…

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Does Good Weather Really Improve Mood?

Weather is a powerful force of nature that humans have spent thousands of years trying to understand through passive observations, eventually leading to the development of modern weather technology. Understanding weather patterns is critical for obvious reasons, including food production, catastrophic storms, and climate changes. This omnipresent force may also influence something less obvious: your…

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How Can Anxiety Disorder Be Managed?

Anxiety. Just thinking about the all-too-familiar experience can itself be anxiety-provoking. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, then you probably know how it can pop up at the most inconvenient times. Anxiety is more than just a passing bout of fear or stress that you can typically work through and still engage in work…

social media and mental health

Are Technological Advances Harming Us?

There is no doubt that technological advances have changed our lives. Think about some of the significant innovations within the last few decades that have transformed Western society. Cellphones and video chat allow us to quickly relay messages and keep in touch with family and friends that may live in another state or country. The…

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Is Depression Really a Chemical Imbalance?

Everyone feels sad or down from time to time, but depression is an entirely different ballgame. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, can be dark and lonesome for people who experience the disorder. It can feel like endless sadness, discontentedness, and hopelessness. Like a slug, hauling its sticky and slow body…

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How Is COVID-19 Impacting Mental Health?

Anyone suffering from a mental health disorder understands that triggers are crucial to identifying and developing coping mechanisms. Triggers can pop up at the worst time and disrupt a person’s daily functioning, whether at work, a child’s birthday party, or in a serious meeting. Circumstances that bring about isolation and loss of a physical connection…

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Tips for Living with OCD

For those living with obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD, a constant compulsion causes them to repeat the same behaviors and activities. This is a debilitating disorder that can severely impact your quality of life. If you have an obsessive-compulsive disorder, you need an effective OCD treatment program that gives you the tools you need to cope…