signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Despite a negative stigma, bipolar disorder is a widespread mental illness. In fact, over 5 million Americans are living with bipolar disorder. The signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder include intense periods of mania contrasted by depressive lows and, at times, simultaneous ups and downs that can be mentally debilitating without getting help for bipolar…

healing emotional trauma

Tips for Healing from Emotional Trauma

Emotional trauma is the end result of traumatic events, situations, and/or experiences that have left you feeling profoundly unsafe and, at times, completely helpless. This can be as a result of a single solitary event or from an ongoing series of negative experiences, such as abuse, bullying, humiliation, or discrimination. While some traumatic experiences may…

types of personality disorders

The Types of Personality Disorders

Your personality consists of the way you feel, think and behave. Upon reaching adulthood, most people have personality traits that are consistent from day to day, year to year. However, 9% of Americans, which is nearly 1 in 10 people, are affected by a personality disorder. Some could benefit from personality disorder treatment to address…

world mental health day

Observing World Mental Health Day

The World Federation for Mental Health was founded in 1948 to promote mental health awareness. It continues to be the only international multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education organization concerned with all aspects of mental health. Together with the global community, they have come to recognize October 10th as World Mental Health Day. Since 1992, World…

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Benefits of Grief Counseling

Dealing with loss, whether a loved one has passed away or you’re going through separation or divorce, can cause overwhelming feelings of grief. The symptoms of grief and its effects can impact one’s ability to maintain relationships, employment, and a positive sense of self. While it’s normal to experience intense emotions and heartbreak after suffering…