Mental Health
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Addiction, Mental Health, and PTSD Treatment for Veterans

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states a cold, hard fact: Veterans and active military personnel with alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) are three times more likely to receive a diagnosis of depression and/or PTSD. So if you or a loved one need professional help for SUD or AUD, mood disorders,...
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Deciding on Residential Treatment for Mental Health Issues

There are moments in life when you simply have to write out a pros and cons list when making a major decision. If you’re at a crossroads about how to improve wellness management but have never tried residential treatment for mental health issues, we’ll provide some facts to help your thought process. Peel Back the...
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Understanding Causes of Depression

Everyone has periods of sadness or feeling blue. But not all people receive a diagnosis of depression. Understanding the causes of depression and the viable treatment options helps reduce the stigma of the disorder and enables individuals to live full, rich lives. What Is Depression? Before we look at any causes of depression, let’s first...
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Facts About Antidepressant Withdrawal

Many physicians prescribe antidepressants for individuals with mood disorders such as anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. In certain circumstances, medication is only necessary for a short time, while other diagnoses might require a change in the prescription dosage or a different type as part of effective long-term treatment. If you need to stop taking antidepressants,...
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Helping Veterans With Mental Illness

According to the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH), approximately 30 percent of U.S. reserve and active military personnel—roughly 730,000 women and men—returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have mental health conditions requiring treatment, including PTSD and depression. However, less than 50 percent receive the care they need. Why? The Hidden Culture Within American military ranks...
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Methods for Managing Anxiety

When you experience anxiety, the last thing you want to hear is there’s nothing to be concerned about, or you should just snap out of it. Some people aren’t as familiar with the way anxiety about, well, everything (and nothing, sometimes) can linger just below the surface of daily life. Anxiety Disorders Are Common The...
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Kathleen Parrish, MA, LPC Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Community Outreach

Taking Care of Our Mental Health During a Pandemic

The following is a message from Kathleen Parrish, Cottonwood’s Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Community Outreach: I love to look at houses. I could spend entire weekends wandering through “Open House” events, admiring each home as though it were a museum. I love the stalwart charm of older homes with their unique fixtures and...
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Inpatient Therapy for Mental Health

Addiction isn’t the only reason to seek treatment at a professional facility. For people struggling with mental health issues, inpatient treatment centers often provide focused, dedicated care. Individuals who immerse themselves in such environments: Understand more about their conditions Receive concentrated therapeutic attention Learn better management techniques Establish habits of wellness for a healthier life...
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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Statistics don’t help when you’re in pain. However, discovering how many other people face and overcome challenges with mental health disorders removes the stigma. Learning you’re not the only one might bolster your courage to seek proper treatment and move to a healthier point in life. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established nearly 80...
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How to Help Someone with PTSD

How to Help Someone with PTSD It can be hard to understand what exactly someone with PTSD is going through unless you have gone through it yourself. It may be difficult to see your loved one being more intense and less affectionate. You will see your loved one being more angry, irritable, not being trusting,...
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