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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September has been named National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to this tragedy. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of their age or background, and there is no singular cause for suicide. Each individual has their own unique threshold for stress or depression, so there is no benchmark for what… Read more »

5 Reasons for Group Therapy

Group therapy and mental health support groups have been beneficial to millions of people for more than 50 years. In fact, studies that compared group psychotherapy to individual therapy found that group therapy has been just as effective – and, in some cases, more effective. Group psychotherapy is a specific therapy in which a small number… Read more »

Opioid Addictions in Florida

With drug use more frequently than ever causing deaths in Florida, one group of substances is the leading cause of that frightening trend: opioids. Opioids are most often used medically to relieve pain, with some examples of prescribed opioids being hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl and morphine. However, the use of the illegal drug heroin, which is… Read more »

Bipolar Disorder – What You Need to Know

While we often hear the term ‘bipolar disorder’ used in casual conversations about someone’s behavior, having a true understanding of the term is much more helpful and constructive in the effort to understand both the affliction and those who suffer from it. The following answers to frequently asked questions about bipolar disorder are meant to… Read more »

Psychosis and Schizophrenia – An Overview

Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that people who are afflicted with it lose contact with external reality. It is a symptom, rather than a mental illness in and of itself. In some cases, other mental illnesses cause psychosis. These include schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and borderline… Read more »

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