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Mental Health Awareness Month: Fighting the Stigma

Many triggers cause one to develop a mental illness. Some are genetic; some stem from environmental issues such as childhood trauma and stress at school or work; some are undetermined. Regardless, these illnesses are as real as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and other severe medical conditions, but unlike most medical conditions, often mental health issues are stigmatized. Some people may think these conditions are self-inflicted; some do not believe they are real. When people suffering from these conditions reach out for help, they may hear replies such as “man up” or “stop worrying about it,” as if it were that easy.

Managing Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Managing Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Although Andy Williams might call the holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year,” others relate more with Elvis Presley and have a “blue Christmas.” Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Boxing Day, the holidays are associated with joy, family, relaxation, gifts, and laughter. You see it in movies and commercials and hear about it in songs on the radio, but the reality is the holidays are a lonely and stressful time for some. Approximately 40% of adults are riddled with social anxiety around the holidays.

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Improve Your Mental Health by Being Thankful. Here’s How

Improve Your Mental Health by Being Thankful. Here’s How

Thanksgiving gives us some time to get away from work to unwind with our loved ones while we stuff ourselves with turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and whatever else is on our table. It is also a time for us to reflect on everything that happened in the past year and show our gratitude. You may currently be struggling physically, mentally, socially, or financially and think your life is a failure. Still, if you can relate to anything in those first two sentences, you already have many things to be thankful for. Many people in the United States and worldwide do not have a family to spend time with, a delicious meal to eat, or even a place to sleep. Others may be working throughout the holidays or may be unemployed.

Looking at life in this regard will help you realize how fortunate you are. Looking on the bright side will make you more confident, optimistic, and happier, improving your mental health.

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Trends in BH: How they’re shaping the future of PC

Trends in BH: How they’re shaping the future of PC

The impact of COVID-19 altered the way behavioral healthcare operates and sets objectives. Many Americans were out of work, uninsured, and/or dealing with a new or existing behavioral health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. The demand for mental health services did not match the resources available, causing those issues to worsen throughout the pandemic.

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The Horrors of Medical Errors

The Horrors of Medical Errors

Halloween is a scary time of year with all the horror movies, ghost stories, jack-o-lanterns, witches, goblins, vampires, and other terrifying creatures on display—but at least this ends on November 1st. Medical errors haunt patients, physicians, and healthcare organizations year-round.

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Substance Abuse: 7 Tips Towards Sobriety

Substance Abuse: 7 Tips Towards Sobriety

If you are one of those individuals who have an alcohol addiction or developed one due to COVID-19, don’t worry; there is still hope for recovery. In honor of National Recovery Month, here are 7 tips for getting and staying sober.

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