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Reality vs. Delusions – Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects 51 million people worldwide. Most individuals who suffer from schizophrenia experience hallucinations that can range from loud voices encouraging the victim to harm themselves or others to visions of shadows; it can vary a lot from person to person.  Having schizophrenic thoughts can cause someone to become… Read more »

Dealing with Teen Anxiety

Feeling anxious during the teenage years is incredibly normal. For some, the teen years are the most stressful years of their life. Feeling anxiety can be a motivator for some teenagers who are nervous about a test or upcoming event. Anxiety can encourage them to want to study harder or break through nervousness about talking… Read more »

Prescription Drug Abuse in Florida

The state of Florida was long seen as the nation’s leader for selling illegal prescription drugs. In fact, at one time, Florida purchased 89% of all oxycodone consumed in the United States. After strict laws were put in place and many pain clinics were closed, it seemed that the epidemic was sorting itself out. However,… Read more »

Depression – Defeating the Social Stigma

“I am so depressed!” This statement is used so often that we have become desensitized to its seriousness. Every one of us feels sad at times. When we are dealing with the loss of a loved one or common everyday struggles, we can feel overwhelmed, hopeless and alone but sometimes these feelings can become far… Read more »

Facts about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental anxiety disorder that produces repeated thoughts or images that are unwanted. Those who suffer from obsessive thoughts are often aware that they are irrational but they can’t shake them, or resist their presence. OCD can be crippling to those who suffer from it. It can affect their job, their… Read more »

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