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If you’re a parent struggling to raise a child with anxiety, you’re not alone. Teen and adolescent anxiety has been on the rise for years, and many parents are unsure how to cope with this dynamic. Approximately 4.4 million children in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And, anxiety is contagious. “Children’s anxiety often results…

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You battled depression before. You felt fatigued and had no energy to do anything, your thoughts became increasingly negative, and you struggled just to get out of bed in the morning. It was awful. Luckily, you were able to find a doctor to help you. With the help of both medical treatment and therapy, you…

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Therapy can be very helpful to people, yet some people still have poor experiences with it. Whether it has to do with the stigma around it, negative experiences in your past, or just not really knowing how to make the most of it, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to help yourself live…

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You may still have flashbacks of all of the times leading up to treatment where you experienced social anxiety. That time that you stayed home from the school dance because you couldn’t even cope with the people, the dancing, or any of it. That time when you failed that test because your mind went completely…

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As you are looking into treatment for mental health or substance use issues, you probably have a lot of questions. For example, what is therapy in treatment? Therapy consists of talk therapy or perhaps other types of therapies that are helpful in the healing process. Your therapist is licensed and trained, and many of them specialize…

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Art, music, dance, literature – they are all very powerful. When we experience someone else’s art, we can be inspired, transported, and moved. They are expressions of the human condition, expressions of joy, pain, anger, love. Why not, then, use art as therapy? We do not have to be a famous artist, musician, dancer, or…

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If you have depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, or if you are struggling with substance abuse, you have probably realized by now that you need help beyond what you have had access to. However, what you may not have realized is that your struggles also impact your family. They may not understand your…

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Adolescence can be very, very challenging. There are so many changes, so many decisions, and so many pressures, but it can also be fun! You can be active, have friends, even fall in love. Those two scenarios may seem worlds apart, especially if you suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, or other conditions that impact your…

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There’s this thing called DBT, it means Dialectical Behavior Therapy. You have been told that it is really great for both mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and substance use. When you get treatment for your mental health, hopefully the facility you choose will use DBT, it is one of the best treatments for…

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You know you suffer from depression, you know that you also use substances. But did you know that there is a name for this? When you have a mood disorder or other mental health issue and you have a Substance Use Disorder, or SUD, then you have what is called a co-occurring disorder. More Than…

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