One year ago, Rob’s life changed forever. He was at a crossroads and needed to decide who he was and what he wanted to define his life. Fear that he would never change consumed him.
Although global suicide rates have declined nearly a third since 1990, they are on the rise in the United States. According to data released in June 2019 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US suicide rates are at their highest level since World War II. Rates have increased an average 1% a…Details
By: Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC Frequently, individuals that struggle with substance use disorders battle societal stigma and array of misconceptions about addiction in general, often causing a barrier for seeking treatment. There is progress being made to reduce societal judgment and clarify the myths surrounding substance use disorders. Unfortunately, this progress is happening slowly while…Details
Just over 7% of US adults have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. While this number is high, what is even more surprising is that the number of Millennial’s suffering from depression is on the rise.
We are recognizing National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing the awareness of. and action around, mental health and substance use disorders. Each year different themes are included to focus on major substance use and mental health topics. One them is Preventing Prescription and opioid misuse. Thinking about this theme, let’s take…Details
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