It can be hard to tell how your issues affect others around you. If you're suffering from depression, you can often feel isolated and alone. But you likely have people in your life who love and care for you. And despite what you may think, those people have noticed your depression. So, wondering how does depression ... Read More
Behavioral & Mental Health
Approximately 18.5% of adults in the U.S. have experienced mental illness. These disorders include depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder among others. This learning center explores the reality of mental health and the treatment needed. The stigma surrounding this issue prevents people from reaching out for quality help when a better life is possible. Our mental health licensed professionals treat patients with a variety of conditions and inform our topics found in this section.
4 Signs Depression Is Hurting Your Relationships
Help for When a Learning Disability Causes Mental Health Issues
Learning disabilities are often assumed to only affect children — especially when it comes to performance in school. But learning disabilities in adults can also be particularly impactful, especially as a condition that frequently coincides with mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and others. In ... Read More
Mental Health Support for Individuals with Physical Disabilities
While much of the media portrays American society as a population of able-bodied, fit, and confident individuals, statistics show that 61 Million (or one in four adults) living in the United States have disabilities of some type. Furthermore, disabled adults report frequent mental distress five times as often as ... Read More
Imprisonment and Asylums? A Disturbing History of Mental Health Care
Mental illness is a widespread issue that millions of people have to manage every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in the U.S. experience some form of mental illness every year, with the most common being a major depressive episode or anxiety disorder. While these numbers ... Read More
Jim Jones and the Tragedy of Jonestown: What Role Drugs Played
If you've ever wondered where the oft light-heartedly used phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid" came from, it's a dark reference to the 1978 Jonestown tragedy, in which hundreds of cult members were convinced by their leader to commit suicide. However, the story of cult leader Jim Jones begins long before this tragedy. Jim ... Read More
Can a Toxic Relationship Cause Mental Health Issues?
If you repeatedly feel more stressed, anxious or irritable after spending time with someone, this may be a sign the relationship is toxic. A toxic relationship can occur with anyone, whether it be a family member, a friend or a romantic partner. Talking to or being around this person may feel like a burden and result ... Read More
Mental Health Challenges of Adjusting to a Physical Disability
Adjusting to a physical disability that occurs as a result of an injury, illness, or the aging process can be challenging on numerous levels. The disability itself is likely to pose significant challenges that require many changes in the individual's life. There are many types of physical disabilities an adult might ... Read More
What does it mean to focus on Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a hot topic in the mental wellness space, but what is mindfulness? Learning to live in the moment can be difficult when you struggle with mental illness. Anxiety tends to keep the mind in the future, worrying about what's to come. On the other hand, depression tends to keep the mind in the past, with no ... Read More