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Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction is a disease, but it isn’t the only problem that some people face. As many as one-third of all addiction sufferers are also experiencing a mood or mental disorder. When this happens, they are said to have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Although any combination of addiction and mental health conditions can occur, Read more about Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders[…]

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How to Approach Your Addicted Teen

If you suspect your teen is addicted to alcohol or drugs, it can be an incredibly challenging and stressful time for your family. Substance abuse is a serious problem that many parents may not realize is happening until it deepens to the point of addiction. Parents may not understand the signs and symptoms of substance Read more about How to Approach Your Addicted Teen[…]

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Tackling the Stress of Mental Health Stigma

Mental health stigma is unfortunately not uncommon in American society, because many people misunderstand mental illness. Unfortunately, stigma is a serious issue for many who are affected by mental health conditions. The stress from stigmas can affect their ability to recover as much as actual mental illness symptoms. Why Mental Health Conditions Are Misunderstood Mental Read more about Tackling the Stress of Mental Health Stigma[…]

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5 Ways to Encourage Good Mental Health in Children

Tomorrow is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The focus of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. As primary caregivers, parents play a vital role in the mental health and development of their children. Read more about 5 Ways to Encourage Good Mental Health in Children[…]