Depression vs Bipolar Disorder: A Guide to the Symptoms & Differences

Did you know 1 in 5 US adults suffer from mental illness in any given year?
The unfortunate reality is, there’s a lot of confusion around mental illness these days.

One area that tends to confuse people are the differences between depression and bipolar disorder.

We’ve broken down the key differences in an easy-to-understand fashion. Let’s learn how these mental disorders differ, so you can be better equipped to help a friend or loved one in the future.

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A Guide to Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatments & Recovery

Mental health awareness is making its way into the mainstream media, and more people are beginning to realize the importance of this very serious health issue.

The issue, however, still remains varied and complicated for those struggling with a mental health disorder, as well as their loved ones. This is especially true for those with severe symptoms of psychosis.

So, what are the early warning signs of psychosis?
In this article, we’re breaking down some of the most important factors surrounding mental health and psychosis, so that you can be better prepared for this type of event within your family and social circles.

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CBT vs DBT: What’s the Difference & What Do They Treat Best?

19% of adults in the US suffer from a mental health condition. When it comes to treating mental health conditions, there are a variety of options available. Normally a combination of medical drugs and therapies are used to treat a patient. 

There are a few types of talking therapies, but in this article, we will focus on CBT vs DBT.

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Understanding the Difference Between PTSD and CPTSD

As Veteran’s Day quickly approaches, we all take the time to think about the brave men and women that risk their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for many of these brave soldiers, they have experienced extremely traumatic events that can alter the way that they perceive the world. The same can be said for our brave first responders that often have to keep a calm and cool head when faced with hugely traumatic circumstances.

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What is Depression Screening and How Can it Help?

What is Depression Screening and How Can it Help?

Unfortunately, depression afflicts millions of Americans around the country, and that list is growing all the time, particularly in young people.  Another problem that many people face is that they might be unaware that they are suffering from depression at all.

So how can you tell if you are having a bad week or if it is a sign of something more? By undergoing depression screening.

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Seven Ways to Cope with Alcohol Withdrawal and Stop Cravings

Seven Ways to Cope with Alcohol Withdrawal and Stop Cravings

Approximately 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the country.

Many people are attending meetings, checking into rehab, and getting help to remain sober. As a recovering alcoholic, however, it can feel difficult to cope with alcohol withdrawal symptoms alone.

It helps to have a game plan.

Let’s go over seven tips for coping with withdrawal symptoms. With these tips, you can maintain your sobriety and work to save your own life.

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Overcoming Emotional Abuse: A Guide to Recovery, Healing & Thriving

Overcoming Emotional Abuse: A Guide to Recovery, Healing & Thriving

Did you know that half of all people have experienced psychologically aggressive behavior from a partner? Emotional abuse is all too common, yet it doesn’t get talked about often enough.

Though emotional abuse doesn’t leave bruises, the damage it does is every bit as painful. A partner’s emotionally abusive behavior can impact every aspect of your life, even if you’ve broken up.

However, overcoming emotional abuse is possible, no matter how difficult it may seem.

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How to Overcome an Addiction: Types of Therapy and Treatment Options for Substance Abuse

How to Overcome an Addiction: Types of Therapy and Treatment Options for Substance Abuse

Recent statistics tell us that around 30% of driving fatalities stem from driving under the influence of alcohol.

In this light, it’s understandable that you could be in for severe consequences if you’re caught driving while impaired. The only way out is to attend therapy or rehabilitation for your crime.

These are some of the types of therapy available to help you get on the road to recovery.

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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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