• holistic

    Taking a Holistic Approach to Mental Health

    Many people who struggle with mental health disorders may hesitate to get help due to their stigma. Some may also not get help because they are not comfortable taking medication that might produce side effects. If a person has a

    January 20, 2021
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    The Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Depression

    Living with a mental health disorder can affect many aspects of a person's life, such as maintaining a job, attending school, and can interfere with relationships with loved ones. Depression, a common mental health challenge, can cause problems with sleep,

    January 16, 2021
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    Ways to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder and form of depression that usually occurs in the late fall and winter months when the days get shorter and colder. SAD can manifest due to the reduction in sunlight and commonly

    January 13, 2021
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    Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder commonly found in children that often lasts through adulthood. Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities associated primarily with the functioning of the neurological system and brain. Children with ADHD can have trouble paying attention, staying

    January 7, 2021
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    Getting Help for a Behavioral Addiction

    Similar to a drug or alcohol addiction, behavioral addiction is a repeated activity that continues despite negative consequences. A person who struggles with a behavioral addiction engages in an activity, such as compulsive gambling, shopping, sex, work, or eating, and

    January 2, 2021
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    How Bullying Can Affect Mental Health

    Bullying can severely affect a person's mental health. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, and anytime. Bullying often occurs among kids in school, on the bus, or in the playground. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many schools to remain closed,

    December 29, 2020
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    Staying Healthy in Recovery

    Addiction is a complex disease that leads to self-destructive behavior, a host of health problems, or sometimes death. When a person struggles with addiction or substance use disorder, they continue using drugs or alcohol despite any harmful consequences. This is

    December 27, 2020
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    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that is an effective treatment for victims of past trauma and distressing life experiences. It can be hard to heal from past trauma, and if left untreated, some people turn

    December 23, 2020
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    How to Cope With Depression and Anxiety During the Holidays

    "We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255." Many people struggle

    December 20, 2020
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    What is Self-Care in Recovery?

    Self-care can get lost when you are in the throes of a mental health challenge and can make you feel more depressed, tired, and unforgiving of yourself. Physical, mental, and spiritual health can suffer when you are actively struggling with

    December 16, 2020
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    Treatment for PTSD as a First Responder

    "We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255." First responders are

    December 13, 2020
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    How Addiction Changes the Brain

    The brain is a vital organ in the human body that controls how we function. It determines how we move, walk, talk, and think. The brain adapts to environmental changes and allows us to cope with negative emotions, form new

    December 7, 2020
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    The Digital Age and Human Intimacy

    Throughout the era of evolving technology, we have crafted fortuities that were utterly unattainable only decades ago. For the first time in human existence, anyone across the entire planet can connect in an instant. We can text or email to

    December 2, 2020
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    Stress-free Holidays Tips

    The holidays bring up a lot of emotions. We can’t avoid feelings such as depression, anxiety, or stress. The expectations from family, friends, co-workers, and ourselves are often overwhelming. Throughout the holiday season, we give ourselves excuses to relax or

    November 29, 2020
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    Find Your Motivation: A Holistic Approach

    Finding our motivation through holistic approaches is a journey to a healthier mind, body, and spirit. Our trip to loving and being proud of who we are comes from within. When we tap into our inner self and find inner

    November 27, 2020
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    Postpartum Depression: More Than the Baby Blues

    After giving birth, your body and mind go through many changes. You might feel like you don’t love or care for your baby. Many women experience feeling sad or “blue” three to five days after giving birth; feelings of sadness

    November 23, 2020
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    Innovative Thinking: Using Creative Problem Solving

    Creative Problem Solving (CPS) is more than thinking outside of the box. CPS is a process that encourages you to identify a problem and seek solutions—questioning why, when, and how will help you in Creative Problem Solving.  Problems are, at

    November 20, 2020
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    Stay Centered With Therapy

    Proper healing of our mind, body, and soul takes time. We can’t expect to wake up one morning and be better. By nurturing our entire being, we learn to forgive, listen to our inner self, and mend. To start our

    November 16, 2020
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    Stay Home for Therapy: Find Comfort in Your Space

    Staying home to meet your therapist is an option for those who need therapy. In-home therapy provides a feeling of comfort while maintaining a sense of safety and privacy. The ability to feel safe while talking with someone who can

    November 13, 2020
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    Finding Yourself in Recovery

    Recovery means something different to every person. Your recovery can be a process where you combine group therapy and individual therapy. Others may prefer unique treatment and yoga. Individualized recovery meets the needs of those who are navigating their way

    November 7, 2020
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    Self-Love: Nurturing the Mind, Body, and Soul

    Self-love isn’t a trend; it’s the realization of self-worth. We need to realize what we mean to ourselves before we can give to others. We bury our self-worth in our body, mind, and soul. The mind, body, soul connection creates

    November 2, 2020
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    How Neurofeedback Therapy Helps Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Many people love Fall and Winter because of the change in weather, and the arrival of the holidays. However, the darkness we experience as the days grow shorter can affect our mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) occurs because the brain’s

    October 23, 2020
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    A Parent’s Guide To Supporting Your LGTBQ+ Child

    As children grow up, they learn what it means to have a gender identity from their parents, older siblings or children, and society. Assigned gender roles form their identity and their place in the family or community. Some children accept

    October 20, 2020
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    Stand With LQBTQ+ Teens Against Bullying

    October 17th is the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) Spirit Day. GLAAD formed in response to the media's and society's reaction to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 1985 a group of men and women decided to control the LGTBQ+'s

    October 16, 2020
  • Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Breast Cancer Patients

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Often, October is referred to as Pinktober because of the pink merchandise and breast cancer themed fundraisers. Many organizations that promote research are to raise awareness and reduce the number of women diagnosed each

    October 13, 2020
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    Coping With Internalized Ableism and Self- Loathing

    Internalized ableism is when we project negative feelings onto ourselves. Traditionally, internalized ableism describes the subtle oppression of non-disabled people over disabled people. Those with disabilities experience the world differently than non-disabled people. The subtle prejudices or assumptions endured by

    October 7, 2020
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    Athletes Facing Mental Health Challenges

    The invisible battle of mental health discriminates against no one, including professional athletes. We’ve seen Olympic World Record Setter Michael Phelps bravely address depression on national television. We’ve watched MMA superstar Jon Jones repeatedly commit drug and alcohol-related crimes. We’ve

    October 5, 2020
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    Cancer Survivorship and Guilt

    Cancer isn't over when you receive the news that there's no evidence of disease. Life after cancer doesn't exist because experience with cancer never truly goes away. The emotional trauma that comes with cancer is difficult to walk through and

    October 2, 2020
  • The Impact of Antidepressants on Sex

    The Impact of Antidepressants on Sex

    People who take antidepressants report side effects from their mediation. A large number of those people report sexual dysfunction. Therapists who treat men and women for depression know how to assess the different types of medications that are available and

    September 29, 2020
  • The Difference Between Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder

    The Difference Between Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder

    A diagnosis of a mental health disorder can be fluid. Not every symptom presents itself at the initial diagnosis. Sometimes it takes weeks, months, or years before a manifestation of a different mental health disorder presents itself. When a new

    September 23, 2020
  • Walking Through the Process of Divorce

    Walking Through the Process of Divorce

    Divorce is a blow to our self-identity and confidence. The feelings we encounter during a divorce can range from anger, sadness, and depression to relief. The decision to divorce a spouse is either made due to an unhappy marriage, realizing

    September 20, 2020
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    Why Military Mental Health Services Are Essential

    Mental health for service members is essential. Coming home to a life torn apart by politics, the coronavirus, and protests can be stressful. Trying to readjust to civilian life presents difficulties of its own. Regardless, if military individuals are transitioning

    September 16, 2020
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    The Benefits of Botox For Depression

    Struggling with depression can be overwhelming. Major depression is a common mental health disorder that can create severe obstacles to activities. For those who suffer from major depression, living can become a burden. The National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH)

    September 13, 2020
  • How to Avoid Stress

    How to Avoid Stress

    We deal with stress every day. Stressful situations occur regardless of where we are. When we are at work, home, in the car, or other places, stress happens. Controlling conditions to get rid of stress can be impossible. Therefore, learning

    September 7, 2020
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    Ways to Recognize Anxiety and Addiction

    The line between worrying and having an anxiety disorder occurs when a person experiences emotions more significant than the event that triggered the anxiety in the first place. Anxiety disorders disrupt your ability to function in your everyday life. The

    September 2, 2020
  • Nutrition: Healing The Body After Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    Nutrition: Healing The Body After Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    Your body is a war zone. Consistent alcohol or substance abuse erodes your organs’ ability to take in and process vitamins and minerals. Similar to cancer or other diseases, alcohol and substances take over, breaking apart bits and pieces of

    August 29, 2020
  • Life After Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment

    Life After Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment

    Admitting you have an addiction is life-changing. A person’s path to recovery begins when they realize they have no control over their use of alcohol and substances, they take action, and they seek help. Asking for help is a powerful

    August 27, 2020
  • Linking Bipolar Disorder With Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    Linking Bipolar Disorder With Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    Bipolar disorder often goes undiagnosed in those who have an alcohol or substance use disorder. Too often, the use of alcohol or drugs masks bipolar episodes. Undetected bipolar disorders create frustration for those who are in treatment or recovery. Bipolar

    August 23, 2020
  • Family Roles in Addiction

    Family Roles in Addiction

    Families play an essential part in the process of addiction recovery. Each family member’s role creates a unique pattern that affects the whole family unit. Recognizing the roles that family members play is integral in helping an individual face their

    August 20, 2020
  • Safe Conversations: Design Your Comfort Zone

    Safe Conversations: Design Your Comfort Zone

    Quarantining during COVID-19 is stressful and tedious. Being in self-isolation while going through treatment means that being physically present or active in groups and going to appointments is impossible. Strict guidelines for self-isolation can be limiting, but the regulations don’t

    August 16, 2020
  • Cycles of Depression: Hope in Treatment

    Cycles of Depression: Hope in Treatment

    Depression is complicated. There is often a fear of vulnerability. Complicating it, even more, is the anxiety of being labeled. Then there is the advice given by friends and family. Despite the well-intentioned words, there remains a lack of understanding

    August 13, 2020
  • Holistic Addiction Treatment

    Holistic Addiction Treatment

    Treatment for alcohol or substance abuse focusing entirely on addiction doesn't include the whole person. A holistic approach to addiction treatment—including mind, body, and soul—is gaining popularity. The standard care for addiction therapy combined with a comprehensive approach addresses addictions,

    August 7, 2020
  • The Dangers of Teens Using Marijuana

    The Dangers of Teens Using Marijuana

    Marijuana is a safe drug. At least that’s what advocates for marijuana use want us to believe. There are many names for cannabis, including pot and weed. Search the internet with any of these names, and you will find research

    August 2, 2020
  • Failure to Launch: Why It Happens and How to Fix It

    Failure to Launch: Why It Happens and How to Fix It

    Failure to launch refers to highly-dependent adult children who are still relying on their parents to care for them. Individuals with failure to launch syndrome have little desire to seek employment or contribute financially and tend to isolate themselves from

    July 29, 2020
  • 10 Self-Care Activities to Combat Depression

    10 Self-Care Activities to Combat Depression

    Coping with depression during a global pandemic and being unable to leave home can take an emotional toll on just about anyone. As the world begins to open up, it’s important to do little things that bring you joy and

    July 27, 2020
  • Coping Mechanisms for PTSD

    Coping Mechanisms for PTSD

    “Holding yourself accountable for someone else hurting you, only continues the hurting long after the hurting is done.” -Anonymous There is a common thread that plagues victims of traumatic events: self-blame. So what causes self-blame, and why is it so

    July 23, 2020
  • Maintaining a Schedule for Work-Life Balance

    Maintaining a Schedule for Work-Life Balance

    As the stay-at-home orders are lifted nationwide, it is essential to maintain a schedule that works for you. It has likely been easier to keep a work-life balance without a daily commute, early alarm clocks, or filled social calendars. As

    July 20, 2020
  • Staying Happy and Anxiety-Free During “Safer at Home” Order

    Staying Happy and Anxiety-Free During “Safer at Home” Order

    COVID-19 took the nation by storm. For many Americans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression, it completely halted their coping strategies and healing processes. Everything went from normal to lockdown in a matter of days. For

    July 16, 2020
  • Ways to Help Children with ADHD Manage Online Learning

    Ways to Help Children with ADHD Manage Online Learning

    The COVID-19 pandemic threw off everyone's 2020 plans. The virus not only shut down our malls, schools, pools, and gyms — it shut down our way of life. Children went home one Friday afternoon from school, unaware that they would

    July 13, 2020
  • The Link Between Athletes and Depression

    More high school and college athletes are experiencing depression than ever before. According to the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), depression affects approximately 17.3 American adults, or just over 7% of the U.S. population age 18 and older. Yet

    July 7, 2020
  • Tips for Dealing with a Teenager Suffering from Anxiety-Induced Anger Attacks

    Tips for Dealing with a Teenager Suffering from Anxiety-Induced Anger Attacks

    It is common for individuals diagnosed with an anxiety disorder to experience anger attacks. Some may be angry with themselves for their illness and some experience rage instead of anxiety. Growing up in a household of aggression is not easy

    July 2, 2020
  • Elderly Woman With Female Caregiver

    The Importance of Caregivers to Those with Depression

    A caregiver refers to a person who provides care to someone in need. Research indicates that there are approximately 40 million caregivers in the United States who perform a wide array of duties on behalf of another, which includes everything

    March 24, 2020
  • Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety [Infographic]

    Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to achieveconcierge.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p><a href='https://achieveconcierge.com/blog/tips-to-reduce-stress-and-anxiety-infographic/'><img src='https:<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>//secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.106/53r.5a8.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Tips_Reduce_Stress_Infographic_V2-2-scaled.jpg' alt='Tips to Reduce Stress

    February 7, 2020
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    5 Ways to Support Survivors of Suicide

    Suicide ranks as the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) reports, and an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts took place in 2017. Yet there are many ways to promote suicide education

    January 15, 2020
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    How to Recognize a Mood Disorder

    Mood disorders disrupt everyday life, yet they often go undiagnosed and untreated. Fortunately, people who understand mood disorders can quickly recognize the warning signs of a mood disorder and take steps to treat their symptoms. A mood disorder refers to

    January 10, 2020
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    Conquering Mental Health Struggles with Holistic Treatments

    Holistic care refers to a form of treatment that focuses on the whole person. A holistic treatment emphasizes an individual's body, mind, and spirit, and it may be used for mental health therapy. In fact, a holistic treatment is sometimes

    January 8, 2020
  • New Years Resolution

    5 New Year’s Resolutions for Depression

    A New Year's resolution brings hope and excitement. Yet for people who are coping with depression, creating the right New Year's resolution and following through on it is sometimes challenging. And in some cases, a New Year's resolution can cause

    January 1, 2020
  • holiday depression

    What to Do If You Have Holiday Depression

    The holiday season is a joyous time of year, filled with celebrations that men, women, and children worldwide can enjoy. For some people, however, the holiday season brings depression symptoms that can be difficult to manage. There are many holiday

    December 25, 2019
  • What Does Anxiety Look Like in the Brain?

    What Does Anxiety Look Like in the Brain? [Infographic]

    Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to www.achieveconcierge.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href='https://achieveconcierge.com/blog/what-does-anxiety-look-like-in-the-brain/'><img src='https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.106/53r.5a8.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Anxiety-in-the-Brain_Infographic-Mockup-V2-scaled.jpg' alt='WHAT DOES ANXIETY LOOK LIKE IN THE BRAIN?' 540px border='0' /></a></p><br /> <p> Anxiety refers to the body's natural response

    December 4, 2019
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    The Ethics of Genetic Testing

    Genetic testing helps people identify changes in chromosomes, genes, and proteins. It is commonly used to evaluate a number of variations in genetic code, associated with everything from cancer risk to drug metabolism. In other cases, people will use genetic

    December 2, 2019
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    How Healthy Eating Can Improve Your Mental Health

    Research indicates that healthy eating affects mood-related body chemicals. In one study published in Nutrients, researchers evaluated the relationship between diet and mental health in 1,956 college students. Researchers reviewed the number of depressed and anxious days that study participants

    November 12, 2019
  • Mental Health Treatments: Know Your Options

    Mental Health Treatments: Know Your Options

    Mental illnesses affect a person's behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, yet it frequently goes undiagnosed and untreated. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports 47.6 million U.S. adults experienced a mental illness in 2018. Among these individuals, only 43.3% received

    October 18, 2019
  • How Holistic Treatment Is Used to Treat PTSD

    How Holistic Treatment Is Used to Treat PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to a mental health condition that affects people after an accident, physical abuse, sexual assault, or any other traumatic event. There is no telling how long PTSD lasts or when it will begin following trauma.

    October 15, 2019
  • 10 Ways to Support Someone with Depression

    10 Ways to Support Someone with Depression

    Depression is a serious medical illness that affects millions of people worldwide. In some instances, depression symptoms go untreated for many months or years — despite the harm they cause. Fortunately, if you know how to identify depression symptoms, you

    August 30, 2019
  • Self-Care Ideas for Depression

    Self-Care Ideas for Depression

    Depression is a medical illness that affects the way a person thinks, acts, and feels. It can impact men, women, and children and make it difficult to enjoy life. If you feel depressed, you may also experience one or more

    August 23, 2019
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