Dual Diagnosis in Mental Health

Dual Diagnosis

If a person has a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue, it’s a dual diagnosis. It’s very common for someone to have a dual diagnosis.  Around half of the people with a mental disorder will have a substance use disorder in their life at some point, and vice versa. When the two conditions […]

Service Animal vs. Emotional Support Animal

Support Animal

Animals can be beneficial for your mental health, so animal therapy is often included as part of treatment plans. However, there are distinctions between an emotional support animal and a service animal for people with disabilities.  Below, we detail everything you should know about different types of assistance animals and public accommodations that may be […]

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Binge Eating Disorder

When someone struggles with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), they often require intensive eating disorder treatment. Untreated, BED can be life-threatening, but it is treatable.  Other Eating Disorders (ED) include anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. These are frequently accompanied by another mental health condition and a generally unhealthy relationship with food.  What is Binge Eating Disorder […]

What Are My Mental Health Therapy Options?

mental health therapy options

Many people don’t realize there are many different mental health therapy options and mental health counselors. Different types of therapy can be appropriate for some disorders and not others. You may also find that you work better with a certain kind of therapist or counselor than others. It’s very personal to you when you’re exploring […]

Is it Time to Take a Mental Health Retreat?

mental health retreat

The term mental health retreat can be considered only available to wealthy people or celebrities. In reality, a mental health retreat might be something that could benefit you substantially and, in some cases, could be covered by insurance. A retreat is something that can be very broad. The definition can be whatever works best for […]

Prozac vs. Zoloft: What’s the Best Antidepressant?

Prozac vs zoloft

Antidepressants are prescription medicines that help with symptoms of not only depressive disorders. These medications can help with anxiety and social anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, and other related conditions.  When comparing Prozac vs. Zoloft, there are more similarities than differences between the two, yet every medication can affect people differently. How do Antidepressants […]

HIPAA and The Right of Access Initiative

HIPAA and The Right of Access Initiative

The regulatory environment governing health care providers is complex and difficult to navigate. As a licensed health care organization or provider, you’re balancing policy management with high-level patient care, which isn’t an easy feat. Things have also become more complex during the COVID-19 pandemic due to changes in health care reform and a growing number […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

mental health awareness month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there’s perhaps no more important time to talk about mental health conditions in America than right now.  We’re dealing with an ongoing pandemic that’s left many feeling depressed, anxious, and isolated. Events around the world, particularly in Ukraine, are making mental health issues worse for many people. Many […]

Ending the Mental Health Stigma

end the stigma mental health

Unfortunately, mental health stigma leads to isolation, worsening of symptoms, and obstacles to people getting available care. The stigma surrounding mental health can also increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Breaking down social stigma and negative attitudes at every opportunity is critical to help reduce mental health burdens on an individual level and […]

4 Steps to a Happy Life

Steps to a Happy Life

Leading a happy life is the goal of all mental health treatment and the aspiration for just about each and every one of us. When stepping into the therapist’s office, deciding to tackle some inner work, or have come to a crisis point and admitted to a facility for treatment, it is essential that you […]