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Depression and Self Harm

A positive correlation exists between marijuana smokers and those diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). The specifics of this relationship are still under scrutiny, with researchers working to determine whether smoking marijuana causes depression, if depressed people are more prone to begin smoking, or some interplay between the two. This research also extends to the…

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Tips for Living with Depression

Millions of Americans live with some form of depression. Although there are many treatments and medicines available, and new ones are being developed all the time, daily life with depression can still be challenging at times. Living with depression takes courage, strength, and creativity. Learning some tips and techniques to help make daily life a…

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Self-Harm and Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions. Millions of people all over the world have experienced a depression severe enough to be considered clinical. Coping with depression can be especially difficult because the nature of the condition makes it hard to think about and do the things that would be most likely…

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Living with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be very disruptive when it is not properly diagnosed or treated. For people living with bipolar disorder, it may seem like things will never be normal or good again. However, when bipolar disorder is being appropriately managed, it is possible to live a good, healthy, and active life. Treating bipolar disorder can…

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Addressing High-Functioning Depression

You or someone you love could have depression and still live a life without even knowing that you could benefit from mental health treatment. This is because spotting someone with high-functioning depression can be a challenge. On the surface, you may seem completely fine as you head off to work every day, manage relationships and…

a man struggles to overcome his seasonal depression and addiction and could benefit from dual diagnosis treatment

Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Depression and Addiction

Do you believe that you or someone you care about needs seasonal depression and addiction treatment? It can be difficult to tell whether or not someone struggling with their mental health needs professional help, especially if it involves seasonal affective disorder (SAD). However, it is essential to figure out if someone’s just experiencing typical winter…

Benefits of PHP

The Benefits of PHP Rehab

A partial hospitalization program (often called PHP rehab) has numerous benefits for those suffering from addiction and/or mental health issues. A partial hospitalization program rehab provides intensive care for when you or a loved one are experiencing severe behavioral issues. Being a partial hospitalization, you get the care you need over the course of several…

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Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a lasting recovery from substance abuse or alcohol addiction is developing a way to handle and respond to stress. Often, people are tempted to relapse when confronted with stressful or overwhelming situations, so developing healthier coping mechanisms can be a great way to avoid relapse and feel…

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Signs of Trauma in Women

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, has a stereotype of being a diagnosis mainly given to war veterans. But there are many women who have experienced trauma that causes symptoms of PTSD just as if they have been through war. In a trauma therapy program, women can benefit from feeling safe, respected, and honored in telling…