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Category : Mental Health

How to Help Someone with PTSD

How can you help someone living with PTSD? We all know when someone we love is suffering even if they don’t show it. But when someone you care about if suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can leave you feeling overwhelmed, [...]

What You Can Do to Prevent Teen Suicide

Every parent should know the warning signs of teen suicide. In 2014, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States with 42,773 deaths. With teenage suicide making headlines, it is no wonder that parents everywhere are wonder[...]

Psychologist versus Psychiatrist: What is the Difference?

Do you know the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? Psychologist and psychiatrist are two terms that are often confused. But these two terms mean completely different things. While they both study the brain, emotions, thoughts[...]

Coping with Grief and Loss: How Grief Counseling Can Help

Grief is a complicated process and can be helped with grief counseling and support. Losing someone or something you love is one of the most painful experiencing in the world. It can bring on a myriad of different emotions and at times these emo[...]

Tips for Successful Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling will give you and your partner somewhere you can talk about all of your problems without judgement. “Till death do us part” is a phrase that is repeated in many marriage ceremonies around the world. But what happens when you[...]

How Can You Benefit from Anger Management Counseling?

If you feel yourself becoming in a fit of rage, it could be time to seek some help with anger management counseling. Joy, sadness, disgust, fear, and anger are the five basic emotions everyone feels. But depending on how you manage and express [...]

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide

Suicide is not something you should ignore. Take a look at some of these warning signs and remember that there are people who can help. Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and postpartum depression are all mental illnesses with a high [...]

What are the Symptoms of Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression should not be ignored. The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions in a new mother. From the excitement and joy of a new baby to the fear and anxiety that you won’t be a good parent. Being overloaded by t[...]

Is Therapy Right for Me?

Therapy can help you work through many different problems you may be having. In a fast-paced society, people are juggling more and more unrealistic demands on their time and energy. From balancing a 40-hour work week to raising a family or havi[...]

What is Psychotherapy?

There are many different kinds of psychotherapy you can experience. There are many stigmas associated with mental health and its therapies. But in recent years, there has been many attempts to break this stigma and the bring it for the forefron[...]

Part 2: The Moods of Bipolar Disorder

People suffering from bipolar disorder can experience a wide array of moods. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that is full of unpredictable ups and downs. Now that we know what bipolar disorder is and how it can be helped, it is importa[...]

Part 1: What is Bipolar Disorder?

Does anyone really know what bipolar is or how it can affect you or your family? Let's take a moment to discuss this disorder and some treatment options available to you. We all have ups and downs but when you suffer from bipolar disorder, it c[...]

The Signs of Childhood Depression

Childhood depression can be crippling for many children. Do you know what the signs are? “Cheer up, you’re young,” and “you need to calm down” are just two of the things children with depression often hear from their elders on a daily basis. Bu[...]

Why Grief Therapy is More Important Than You May Think

Most likely you don’t know anyone who has lost a loved one and immediately went, “I’m okay with this.” The grief process is a natural part of losing a loved one, or even for other hard losses in life. Grief is entirely dependent on the person an[...]

Mental Health: Having a Successful Counseling Experience

Whether you are struggling through a specific event or trying to manage your mental health on a long term scale, counseling is always a helpful tool. Whether the counseling takes place in a group, with a family, or one-on-one, counseling allows [...]

The Importance of Substance Use Counseling in Baltimore

Over the past few years, Baltimore has seen an increase in substance use throughout both the county and city. While there are continuous debates on why this increase has occurred, there is one topic that should never be debated: the importance o[...]

PTSD Part 2: How Is PTSD Diagnosed?

By Jacqueline Redmond Our previous blog -- Part 1 -- provided a basic introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Part II will examine how health care providers diagnose PTSD. Clinicians who diagnose PTSD include licensed social work[...]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Part 1

By Jacqueline Redmond PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Most of us only hear about this when something happens and calls our attention to it. Often this is after we hear on the news about terrifying public incidents in which individuals i[...]

Childhood Mental Health Problems: Will They Grow Out of Them?

It may be no surprise to you that a child with mental illness will have a difficult time transitioning into adulthood. But a recent study is showing that even the mildest of mental health issues in children can cause difficult transitions. A re[...]