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A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping People with Suicidal Thoughts

A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping People with Suicidal Thoughts This blog contains descriptions of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Please proceed with caution and do not read if you are sensitive to this kind of language. Instead, take care of yourself and reach out for help.  Suicide is a serious problem in the United States and around the world. It is one of the leading…

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How Some People Come to Realize They Have Adult ADHD

How Some People Come to Realize They Have Adult ADHD Many people think that Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is something that only affects hyperactive little boys in elementary school. However, the truth is that people of all ages and genders can live with ADHD. While symptoms of the disorder often begin in childhood, many children who are diagnosed with ADHD never grow out of…

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Why Choose Telehealth for Mental Healthcare

Why Choose Telehealth for Mental Healthcare Before the coronavirus pandemic began, telehealth was starting to take off in the mental health sphere. Though many patients were still skeptical, more and more people saw the impact it could have on their lives. Once telehealth became the only safe option, use expanded quickly. With both in-person and online appointments available, patients now have the choice on…

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The Truth About Children and Psychiatric Medication

The Truth About Children and Psychiatric Medication An astonishing 17.1 million children in the United States live with or have recovered from a mental illness. That is more than the number of children in the country who live with AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined. Although the scope of the issue is massive, many families worry about getting psychiatric care for children due to persistent…

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4 Surprising Benefits of Seeing a Therapist

4 Surprising Benefits of Seeing a Therapist When you picture a person in therapy, what comes to mind? If you think about someone in some sort of mental health crisis, you’re not alone. While therapy certainly does have the benefit of helping people through such difficult times, that’s not the only purpose it serves. Whether you’re in a mental health crisis, feeling a little…

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What is the PLEASE Skill and How Can It Help?

What is the PLEASE Skill and How Can It Help? In Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), PLEASE is an acronym to help people remember a set of skills that can make emotional regulation easier. The idea behind the PLEASE skill is to take care of your basic needs so that you can make healthier decisions and be less vulnerable to emotional disruptions. Although the PLEASE…

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Research Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help with Physical Illnesses

Research Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help with Physical Illnesses Counselors and therapists around the world use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and many more behavioral health issues. In these sessions, therapists help patients understand how their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors interact with one another and form patterns. In study after study, CBT has been shown to be…

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Safety Tips for Taking Psychiatric Medication

Safety Tips for Taking Psychiatric Medication It’s perfectly healthy to be skeptical or nervous about starting any medication, especially psychiatric medications. It’s important to know that psychiatric professionals will only prescribe medication if they believe that the benefits to your overall well-being are bigger than the risks. You can also take steps to lessen your risk and stay in control with these safety tips.…

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How to Prepare for Your Medication Management Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Medication Management Appointment If a provider at Florida Behavioral Health prescribes a psychiatric medication, they may also ask you to come in for medication management appointments. These visits allow providers to ensure that the medications are working the way that they should and suggest changes if needed. You and your provider will discuss any symptoms you still experience, side…

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The Differences Between Psychiatry and Psychology

The Differences Between Psychiatry and Psychology The terms “psychology” and “psychiatry” are easy to mix up. After all, the words sound alike, and both subjects revolve around mental health. However, when it comes time to make an appointment with a mental or behavioral health professional, the differences between these professional areas becomes important. Learn about the unique things each profession offers to help you…

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