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What Are Different Types of Anxiety Disorders?

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Everyone feels anxious now and then. You might feel anxious about underperforming at work, before making a life-changing decision, or about what the future might hold. During the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety is a keyword that captures a common state of being for everyone. Occasional, situation-specific anxiety is okay because feelings of anxiousness are how the … Read more

What Does Wellness Look Like with a Mental Health Disorder?

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Wellness means being healthy in many dimensions of your life, including the physical, emotional, social, occupational, and financial spheres. These different aspects are interconnected, therefore wellness means you are balanced and functioning in all these areas. Focusing on any one of these areas at the expense of another may not bring about ideal outcomes. Wellness … Read more

How Do You Communicate Mental Health Needs in the Workplace?

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Mental health challenges are worsening in workplaces, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take depression for example. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that depression causes 200 million lost workdays each year, costing employers a total of between 17 and 44 billion dollars. Unfortunately, the prevalence of mental health problems is underrepresented because of … Read more

What Are the Signs of a Depressive Episode?

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The word “depression” pops up a lot these days in the media and in many daily conversations. But this high frequency of usage does not mean that most people understand depression as well as they should. For example, have you heard of a “depressive episode?” According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 16 … Read more

The Benefits of Art Therapy for Recovery

Did you know that emotional healing is a big part of recovery from addiction? Medical professionals have sought out many ways to facilitate the restoration of healthy emotional expression. One of these approaches is art therapy. The use of art therapy as a supplementary intervention strategy has been used effectively in the treatments of cancer, mental … Read more

What Is the Relationship Between PTSD and Addiction?

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Many people are aware that trauma can have a long-lasting negative impact on people’s physical and mental health. The effects of some traumas can linger for a lifetime. Did you know people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are three times more likely to develop substance use disorder? Yes, trauma and substance abuse can form a vicious … Read more