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My Loved One Is Hurting Themselves: A Guide to Seeking Help for Self-Harm

Learning that a family member or friend is hurting themselves can be a startling discovery, and you might not know what to do next. Should you confront the situation? Should you get outside help? Are you overacting? Here are some common reasons people self-harm and a guide on how to help them. If someone you...
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Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic: Statistics, Costs, Facts, and Treatment

Ohio is one of the most affected states by the opioid epidemic, with some of the top numbers of opioid-related deaths in the nation. Here is what you should know about the state of opioid addiction in Ohio and where to seek treatment if you or a loved one have an addiction. Georgetown Behavioral Hospital...
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How To Overcome Barriers to Recovery From Addiction

When battling addiction, it can seem like the road to recovery is blocked at every step. While getting and staying sober is no easy feat, seeking support can help you tear down the barriers that line your path. Here are common barriers that can get in the way of your addiction recovery and how our...
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How a Continuum of Care for Mental Health Works

What happens after you leave an inpatient behavioral health facility? Does your treatment end the moment you leave the hospital or complete an addiction recovery program? With a continuum of care model, your support doesn’t end when you leave. Rather, you need continued professional support built into your discharge plan to help you continue pursuing...
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Can Grief Cause Mental Illness? Hope for Those Who Can’t Stop Grieving

Grief and loss can uproot your life, making every day feel hopeless and bleak. In some people, grief can persist or act as a trigger for the onset of mental illness. Here’s a look at the grieving process, types of grief, and mental health challenges that may come. Are you fighting depression after the loss...
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Are Mental Hospitals Safe? What to Know Before Self-Admitting for Inpatient Care

If you’ve never been in a mental hospital before, you might be afraid that it’s the stuff of movies. You may wonder if they’re a safe place to receive mental health treatment. In this blog, we’ll show you how beautiful, accommodating, and welcoming a mental hospital can be and why self-admission can be beneficial. Are...
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The Impact of Social Influence: How the People You Hang Around Affect Addiction Issues

Can you keep hanging around your old friends if you’re trying to stay sober? Do you need some tips for balancing old relationships with your new life? Here are some solutions for you, along with the science behind the social proximity effect and how social factors influence your addiction. Are you struggling with addiction issues?...
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Self-Medicating with Alcohol and Drugs: How to Overcome Negative Coping Methods

If you’re living with a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, the symptoms can make your life difficult. So, it’s natural to want relief. Self-medicating with alcohol and drugs may help take your mind off your condition and ease your symptoms for a little while. However, here’s why using substances to “self-medicate” can be...
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Answering Top Questions About Depression Medication

If you have been diagnosed with depression or have a lot of depression symptoms, you may wonder if you need depression medication. You might be concerned about how meds might affect you. There’s also a stigma behind mental health medication, which can make you apprehensive about depression medication. Here is an honest, well-researched overview to...
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What Is Debilitating Anxiety? How to Seek Help for Crippling Anxiety

When anxiety becomes debilitating, it means it begins to interfere with your ability to live a normal, healthy life. Maybe you can’t go to work or the grocery store because of social anxiety. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed with anxiety everywhere you go and have uncomfortable physical symptoms. If you have generalized anxiety disorder to the...
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