Behavioral Health Blog

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How To Tell If Your Teen is Considering Suicide and What To Do

The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare, and even thinking about it can cause extreme distress. Horrifically, far too many families have to face the tragedy of child or teen suicide. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 35. Though it’s hard to think about, all parents should be aware of the risks. Most…

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Do You Have Adult ADHD? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

Do You Have Adult ADHD? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common behavioral disorder, and yet many people unwittingly believe falsehoods about the condition. In one of the more common myths, many people believe ADHD is something that only affects energetic boys until they grow out of it in adulthood. In reality, ADHD can affect anyone, regardless of…

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Benefits of Telehealth in the Mental Health Setting

Benefits of Telehealth in the Mental Health Setting The use of online video conferencing for psychiatry and therapy appointments had begun to gain popularity even before the coronavirus pandemic forced many people to adopt telehealth. Now that many people have had experience with telehealth with several types of doctors, some are beginning to wonder if telehealth is right for their mental health care needs.…

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What Parents Should Know About Pediatric Psychiatry

What Parents Should Know About Pediatric Psychiatry Approximately 17.1 million of the 74.5 million children in the United States live with a psychiatric disorder or have recovered from such an illness. This is more than the number of children in the country that face diabetes, cancer, and AIDS combined. While the statistics are staggering, the persistent stigma of mental illness and a lack of…

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4 Surprising Benefits of Individual Therapy

4 Surprising Benefits of Individual Therapy When you decide to go to therapy, you take a significant step toward improving your mental health. With the help of your licensed therapist, you may achieve goals such as reducing the symptoms of mental illness, developing new coping mechanisms, or working through trauma from your past. As you work toward these explicitly stated goals, you may gain…

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How to Use the PLEASE Skill to Improve Your Life

How to Use the PLEASE Skill to Improve Your Life Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people regulate their feelings, make healthy behavioral decisions, and become less vulnerable to emotional disruptions. One of the top ways that licensed DBT therapists help patients accomplish these goals is through the PLEASE skill. With the PLEASE skill, patients learn to take care…

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