Suicide Prevention Week Counseling and Treatment Plans

Suicide Prevention Week: Counseling and Treatment Plans

Every year, countless people suffer from mental health disorders that lead them to suicide. However, it is something that we can all help to prevent in the future.

Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 8th-14th.

It is important to remember we should be looking out for others at all times of the year, not just in September. Make sure you can recognize suicidal behavior so you can help that person immediately.

What can you do to help someone who is struggling?

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What Will Happen at My DUI Evaluation?

What Will Happen at My DUI Evaluation?

DUI evaluations are given to those that have been arrested for a DUI to find out if they have problems with drugs and alcohol. With the evaluation, a treatment plan can be developed, and a judge can make a reasonable sentence.

These evaluations are typically done by an agency that the state has certified, but each state has different requirements. However, they’re all done to find out why a person wound up with a DUI, and with the goal of finding a solution.

Let’s delve deeper into what to expect at a DUI evaluation.

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Getting Your Driver's License Reinstated in Illinois

Getting Your Driver’s License Reinstated in Illinois

If you need to get your license reinstated, you’re not alone.

Currently, Illinois ranks sixth in the nation for the safest state to drive in. However, many drivers have unfortunately had their licenses revoked from things like reckless driving, being under the influence, or even something not vehicle-related, like failing to pay child support.

Whatever the reason for your license suspension, you have options.

From understanding what happens next, to taking the steps for getting your license back, here’s everything you need to know about suspended license reinstatement.

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The Ins and Outs of Psychiatric Evaluations in Illinois

The Ins and Outs of Psychiatric Evaluations in Illinois

Do you struggle emotionally to get through the day? Are you often confronted with stressful situations that you don’t know how to deal with?

You are not alone. In the U.S., 46.4% of adults experience mental illness during their lifetime. Every year, 43.8 million people suffer from a mental disorder.

Unfortunately, only 41% of Americans with a mental disorder received professional help. The healthcare community and others are working to encourage people to seek professional counseling. By seeking psychiatric evaluations, many people can find joy in life again.

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EMDR and Trauma Informed Therapy

How Can Trauma Informed Therapy Help?

According to studies, more than 18% of adults in the US experience some form of anxiety disorder during their lifetime. These disorders range from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), phobias, to even Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Luckily, there are different treatment plans that can help those suffering to overcome some of these conditions. One of these is trauma-informed therapy.

Let’s take a closer look at what trauma-informed therapy is, and also share some key benefits of this type of therapy.

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Helpful Tips for Anger Management

Helpful Tips for Anger Management

Nearly everything we do and feel has an effect on our bodies and minds, and anger is no exception.

Anger is a very strong emotion that could threaten your control over a situation. For some people, a simple countdown from 10 can alleviate anger. For others, a more step-by-step approach is helpful.

Here are some anger management tips that you can use before stress creates toxicity in your world and damages your health.

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Divorce and Children Knowing the Impact of Divorce

Divorce and Children: Knowing the Impact of Divorce

According to research, there are almost 800,000 divorces in the US each year. Unfortunately, in many cases, these divorces hurt more than the couple involved. Children also feel the impact.

It is an unfortunate reality that people often overlook the effect of divorce on children. At times, parents are so angry at each other, they are unable to consider how the battle impacts their children.  While parents are looking forward to the changes, children struggle to figure out where they fit, loyalties to each parent and manage their changing world.

Let’s take a closer look at how the right counseling services can help minimize the impact of divorce on your kids.

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Understanding Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is the fourth most common mental health condition worldwide. Unfortunately, it’s still often misunderstood thanks to its original name, manic depression.

The stigma around bipolar disorder is reducing though. In 2018, singer Mariah Carey revealed that she was undergoing treatment. Something she was not comfortable doing when she was diagnosed in 2011.

Seeking treatment is the best way to cope with the condition. Here are a few ways that bipolar disorder can be helped.

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Ways to Keep a Happy Marriage

Eye-Opening Ways to Create a Lasting Happiness in Your Marriage

19% of Americans are unhappy in their relationship. If you belong to that statistic, you might be wondering if your marriage can be saved, and exactly how you can bring that happiness you once had back.

The good news is that learning how to create lasting happiness in your marriage doesn’t have to be so hard. By following a few simple steps, you can start to reignite that flame, and enjoy a happier relationship and a closer bond than ever before.

Discover the top ways you can create lasting happiness in your marriage.

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Difference Between Substance Use and Abuse

What is the Difference Between Substance Use and Substance Abuse?

In 2016, more than 20 million people in the US were diagnosed with substance abuse disorders within the previous year. These disorders included abusing either alcohol or drugs. The sad ending to a number of these stories is that there were over 70,000 addicts who died from an overdose in 2017.

Many people use the terms substance use, and substance abuse, interchangeably. Even though many people can differentiate between the concepts of use and abuse, the definition becomes blurry after a while. Some believe they are using a substance responsibly, when in actuality they are putting themselves at risk of abuse, and eventually addiction.

Let’s discuss the key differences between substance use, and substance abuse. Knowing those differences could save a life.

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