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Hidden Signs of Anxiety

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Some people feel more comfortable talking about their anxiety with others than being open about it. Many people are reluctant to talk about their mental health. There are many indicators that someone may have hidden anxiety. Knowing that you or someone you know is experiencing this type of behavior can help you understand their functioning … Read more

Risk Factors for Insomnia

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Millions of people around the world suffer from insomnia, a sleep disorder that affects their ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. The United States alone has around 25% of people who experience insomnia every year. However, 75% of those people don’t develop long-term symptoms because they proactively seek insomnia treatment in NYC. Daytime fatigue … Read more

Myths About OCD

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As one of the more commonly talked-about mental health conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorder comes with a lot of stereotypes. Researchers believe that almost 1% of all American adults are affected by OCD, or display behaviors and thoughts classified as compulsive. But a lot of media and TV portrayals of this disorder can shed a bad light … Read more

Sleep and Mental Health

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Mental health and sleep are closely linked. Your mental and psychological health are affected by sleep deprivation. People with mental health issues are more likely than others to experience insomnia or other sleep disorders. Americans are known for being sleep deficient. People with psychiatric conditions tend to be more likely to be awake for long … Read more

Helping a Partner with Personality Disorders

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Borderline personality disorder is a clinical mental illness that can lead to toxicity, a negative self-image, and impulsive behaviors. It can also cause extreme emotions and mood swings. BPD is usually caused by genetics, environmental factors, trauma, and brain activity. Some people may even have difficulty empathizing and carry a huge fear of abandonment by … Read more

Can Nutrition Affect Mental Health?

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It’s no secret that a well-rounded meal can be the best thing for your health. But the benefits of eating good don’t just affect you physically. Studies have shown that nutrition can affect mental health as well. If you are looking to improve your emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical well-being, you might want to start … Read more

Myths About Childhood Behavior

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Many new parents worry that their child’s behavior is abnormal. While every individual expresses themselves in different ways, slight alterations from what is considered the norm can send up a lot of alarms. It’s important that parents work to develop a comfortable lifestyle and understanding of their child’s behavior. Let’s knock out some myths about … Read more

Myths About Personality Disorders

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The battle with mental health can be difficult to win alone. This is especially compounded by the fact that popular depictions about people with personality disorders and other mental health struggles shed a bad light on those who are already going through enough. Unfortunately, these myths about personality disorders continue to circulate. The result can … Read more

Ways Social Media Triggers Eating Disorders

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With social media entering its second decade of existence, the long-term effects of its use really have to be considered. Children growing up in schools are more exposed to social media than ever; therefore, it has a much bigger influence on their lives. Unfortunately, our behavioral health experts have been noticing the consistent ways social … Read more

Myths About Bipolar Disorder

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Most people get their wealth of information through the media. Unfortunately, the media has never done a good job portraying mental health issues in an accurate way. In fact, most movies and TV shows tend to villainize mental and personality traits such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This has led society to find those suffering … Read more

PTSD is More Common Than You Think

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Everyone knows that trauma is something that can stay with you forever. No matter the situation that caused trauma, processing it is a lifelong journey. Now that the world is starting to change the type of conversations that people are having about mental health, it’s becoming easier to recognize and therefore cope with different types … Read more

Films that Got Mental Illness Wrong

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Everyone loves a thrilling story with relatable characters. Many popular movies and TV shows over the years have portrayed different types of people with different types of struggles. Particularly, plenty of films have depicted those who struggle with different mental illnesses. Let’s look at some of the worst offenders for films that got mental illness … Read more

Hidden Stressors in Life

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Everyone has stress. Stress is natural and good for you to some degree. But too much stress can end up being a huge detriment to your life. Whether you are aware of it or not, you could be dealing with too much stress and strain on your mind. There are so many hidden stressors in … Read more

Seeking Therapy Post-COVID

Seeking therapy post-covid could be good for many people.

As the world crawls slowly back to life and the worst of the global COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, things are starting to change – mostly for the better. Most people had a wide range of mental health experiences since the first lockdown, causing more and more clients to seek helpful therapy services. With the … Read more

Signs You Are Stressed But Don’t Know It

Signs you are stressed but don't know it.

Stress is often referred to as the silent assailant or even the silent killer. Stress is an underlying contributor to so many different ailments and conditions that it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. If you are like most American adults, you are probably showing signs you are stressed but don’t know it. Signs You … Read more