Mental Health Topics

Basic information about mental health
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ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition in which a person has trouble paying attention, has trouble sitting still, and tends to act impulsively.

Aging

Aging is a natural part of life and there are many things one can do to move through the process in a healthy way.

Anxiety

Our body is hardwired to respond with anxiety when we anticipate something might be dangerous or threatening.

Bipolar

Bipolar disorder is a mental health illness that is associated with episodes of extreme mood swings.

Chronic Pain

When people suffer from pain, their attention is usually placed solely on the physical sensations. However, pain is also influenced by psychological factors.

Eating Disorders

Having an eating disorder is not something you can overcome with just willpower; you will need support to get better.

Grief and Bereavement

Grief is a response that occurs after losing someone or something important, while the bereavement process is unique and personal to each individual.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Administered in lower doses, ketamine has shown promise in treating chronic mental health conditions such as pain, depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, and PTSD.

OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health condition in which a person suffers from uncomfortable, recurring thoughts and behaviors.

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic attacks are intense feelings of fear and anxiety that can be accompanied by uncomfortable physical sensations.

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder exists when our traits center around unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving.

Procrastination

We all put off tasks from time to time. However, procrastinators constantly look for distractions and avoid completing tasks.

Relationships and Intimacy

Intimacy involves feelings of emotional closeness and connectedness with another person.

Self Esteem

Self Esteem is a term that reflects how someone feels about themselves. Self-esteem is important because it impacts one’s decisions and choices.

Spirituality

Spirituality allows us to sense a connection to something deeper than the activities in our everyday lives.

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is the harmful use of any substance that is being used for mood-altering purposes.

Addiction

Having an addiction means regularly engaging in a behavior that is hard to control, and that results in negative outcomes.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological condition that stems from changes in brain function, and ultimately affects memory, thinking and behavior.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder begins in early childhood and is marked by impairments in social interaction and communication, and by restrictive and repetitive behaviors.

Bullying

Bullying is classically described as seeking to harm, intimidate or coerce someone perceived as vulnerable.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that negatively affects the way one feels, thinks and acts. It is the leading mental health diagnosis in the US, and a significant cause of disability worldwide.

Gender Identity and Sexuality

Individual sexuality and gender identity should be supported and celebrated, yet too often it can be met with family disapproval, discrimination, and isolation.

Insomnia

Poor sleep can contribute to irritability and frustration, as well as feelings of anxiety, sadness and fatigue.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness means being completely present in the moment.

PTSD

Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event (or witnessed something life-threatening happen to someone else) can develop PTSD.

Parenting

Nobody is taught how to be a parent before they have children. Parenting is on the job training.

Post-concussion Syndrome

A concussion, also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), results from an injury to the head.

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Most teens and adults who have ADHD are very sensitive to what other people think or say about them. This is referred to as Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and causes one to abnormally interpret reality.

Social Media

Pros and cons of Social Media, especially for young adults.

Stress Management

Most adults, as well as many children and teens, can locate areas of their lives that contribute to feelings of stress.

Teletherapy

The benefits of teletherapy over in-person therapy center around convenience, comfort and accessibility.

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