April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Every April since 1987, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and its supporting organizations across the U.S. have addressed on a large scale the nation’s number one public health problem: alcoholism. Alcohol Awareness Month comprises a series of activities and public service messages delivered across America to increase awareness and understanding of… Read more »

Bipolar Disorder vs. Personality Disorder – Knowing the Difference

Although it may seem that bipolar disorder and some personality disorders have the same symptoms and behaviors, the two are actually quite different. The important difference between personality disorders and bipolar disorder is that bipolar disorder manifests in fluctuating periods of extreme thoughts and behavior, while personality disorders comprise maladaptive thoughts and actions that occur… Read more »

What Therapy Can Do For You

More than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety, or another type of mental disorder in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Others experience problems coping with a range of life issues, including relationships, stress, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Still more have issues with… Read more »

The Different Kinds of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences a little nervous energy sometimes. Preparing for a speech, cramming for finals or walking into a job interview can certainly raise blood pressure and make the body tense, but true anxiety disorders present these uncomfortable feelings over and over for prolonged periods of time. The discomfort caused by anxiety disorders, for instance, panic… Read more »

Opioid Abuse and What It’s Doing to You or Someone You Know

It’s not easy to stand by and watch a relative or loved one suffer from drug addiction. This is especially true when you’re looking at statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) like “44 people die every day in the United States from overdose of prescription painkillers.” Gaining true insights into… Read more »