May is Mental Health Month! Last year’s theme – 4Mind4Body was a huge success so we are going to the next level to explore new topics that benefit our whole body. In particular, we are looking at social connections and recreation and how it impacts our mental health.
The continuum of care involves an integrated system of care that guides and tracks client care over time through a comprehensive array of mental health and addiction treatment services. Spanning all the levels of intensity of care, the levels for each client will vary depending on their unique recovery needs.
Anxiety is a relatively common symptom of increased alcohol use, and for people who are prone to bouts of anxiety, it can exacerbate symptoms and impair functioning. Everyday anxiety over stressful situations can be normal, but when anxiety becomes too intense and prolonged it can become a problem. Individuals with an anxiety disorder will often…Details
Just over 44 million Americans adults currently have a mental illness according to the recently released State of Mental Health in America 2019. While this number is high, it is a slight decrease from the previous year. However, there has a been an alarming increase in suicidal ideation in adults (increased by over 200,000 from…Details
Apache, China Girl, China Town, Jackpot, Murder 8 – these are just some of the many street names for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. It is an FDA approved prescription drug that is typically used to treat long-term severe pain or pain after surgery. For this purpose, it is…Details
By: Moshe Winograd, Ph.D. Active engagement of the family in the treatment process plays a pivotal role in the successful recovery of mental illness. With proper education and open communication with the treatment team, families can help reduce the isolation and suffering that is often felt by someone with a mental illness.Details
By: Laura Susanne Yochelson This is my story about coming to grips with a mental disorder at Lifeskills South Florida, a residential treatment center in Florida. I had a long and painful journey, marked by many false starts. Over the past year, however, I have found my way out of a very dark place. The…Details
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 43.8 million adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Mental illness is defined as a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that can vary from no impairment to mild, moderate, or severe. A serious mental illness results in functional impairment and interferes with or…Details
According to the recently released 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 30.5 million Americans over the age of 12 have used an illicit drug in past 30 days. The number of Americans using illicit drugs has increased by just over 2 million…Details
As a parent or family member, it is difficult to see a loved one become unfit to care for themselves due to a mental illness or substance use disorder. Sometimes, there may be a need for an Emergency Temporary Guardianship (ETG) to protect the individual at risk and help them find proper treatment. Also known…Details