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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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Depressed woman self-medicating with alcohol and drugs while looking out window

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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Woman lies in bed next to pills struggling with debilitating anxiety

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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Stressed out businessman with substance abuse triggers sits in front of a bottle of pills

Your Recovery Guide to Identifying Substance Abuse Triggers

Encountering the things that trigger you to abuse substances can make staying clean and sober extremely challenging. Yet, by identifying substance abuse triggers, you can come up with strategies to avoid and cope with these triggers. Here’s a guide on how you can identify different triggers and develop a plan for preventing relapse. Need help...
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How Life Skills Training for Adults with Mental Illness Can Help

Getting diagnosed with a mental illness is only the start of the journey. Learning how to cope with a mental illness involves learning practical life skills that can help with your relationships, work, social skills, interpersonal skills, and everyday tasks. Here’s an overview of life skills training and how it helps adults with chronic mental...
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The Benefits of Accountability in Addiction Recovery

Accountability plays an essential role in addiction recovery. By having a community or close friend to support you in your sobriety journey, you are encouraged to remain transparent in your struggles, forego shame, and get help when intervention is needed. Is it time to get help with addiction recovery? Contact Georgetown Behavioral Hospital to learn...
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Woman comforts young woman who is suicidal

What to Do If Someone Is Suicidal: Spotting the Warning Signs and Seeking Help

Having a loved one who is suicidal can be stressful and traumatic. You may be worried that someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts, or you may be trying to prevent a suicide from happening. If so, here are some tips on how to handle the situation and get help. Are you looking for...
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