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National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which means we must bring attention to an incredibly important cause. In order to save the life of an at-risk individual, it is vital to recognize the symptoms and warning signs. Understanding the risks is the first step to preventing a suicide and aiding a loved one in getting… Read more »

Common Myths of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts known as “obsessions” and/or behaviors that he/she feels the urge to repeat over and over, known as “compulsions.” These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of a person’s life… Read more »

Mental Health Tips for College Students

College is the first time most young people will live by themselves and experience true independence. The idea of no curfews, shorter class time and weekend parties may sound exciting, but more often than not, independence can be a daunting idea. When anxiety and the stress of growing up kicks in, it is important to… Read more »

Alcohol Abuse: The Steps Toward Recovery

Drinking is recreational for many people, but not for everyone. As the weather warms up and summer days last longer, the cool wines and cocktails make more frequent appearances at summer gatherings and BBQs. Unfortunately, for some, alcohol consumption surpasses what can be categorized as recreational or even social. In fact, 16 million people in… Read more »

For Those Dealing with Opiate Addicts, These Tips are for You

An opiate addiction is not to be taken lightly. No friend or family member of an opiate addict believes the addiction is anything but life-threatening and dangerous. Those closest to the addict can play the most important roles in either enabling them or helping them get clean. In fact, a little bit of tough love… Read more »