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What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Have you ever been uncomfortable in a social situation and felt an urgency to seek solitude? This experience is more common than you may expect, affecting approximately 15 million adults across the nation. Living with social anxiety can make simple situations seem overwhelming, causing individuals to pass up job offers, new hobbies, potential relationships and… Read more »

5 Mental Health Resolutions for 2018

As 2017 comes to a close and a new year knocks at the door, we find ourselves evaluating events as well as our own personal achievements over the last twelve months. The majority of individuals jot down lists of exciting new endeavors. These goals span from learning a new hobby or skill to cutting out… Read more »

Pinellas County and Their Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Every 32 hours, Pinellas County loses a member of our community to prescription drug abuse. This means in the next 32 hours, someone will lose their loved one to drug abuse - a parent may lose their child, a child may lose their parent, and someone will lose their friend. Something has to be done. … Read more »

Opioid Abuse & What It’s Doing to Children

There is no reason to beat around the bush; our country is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Each of us either knows someone personally or shares a mutual friend with a person or family struggling with an opioid addiction. When we hear a story of someone who is struggling to beat addiction, we… Read more »

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 »

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