5.17.19 – Bipolar Disorder Lunch & Learn

6.10.19 – Co-Occurring Disorders: The Chicken or The Egg

Treating Addiction Like Any Other Disease

By Pat Matuszak A teenage boy lies in a hospital bed with IV tubes attached to his arm. His scalp and eyebrows are missing hair — signs of chemotherapy. He looks worried as he focuses his eyes from one of his frowning parents to the other then drops his gaze as if expecting trouble. His…

10 Things You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The term “dual diagnosis” refers to someone dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental health condition. The issues often present together because drugs and alcohol are used by some in an attempt to self-medicate the symptoms of an undiagnosed mental illness (from bipolar or anxiety to PTSD, trauma or depression) or…

Fighting Dementia in Seniors With Creativity

According to the World Health Organization, 35.6 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia, and that number is expected to double by 2030 and then triple by 2050. For seniors, the problem can be even more widespread. With such a rapid rate of growth, the need for new and innovative coping strategies is more urgent…

Treatment for Trauma

We’ve all likely experienced or witnessed a traumatic event at some point, whether it was a car accident, a devastating breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, or losing a job or a house. It impacts us deeply and the fallout is felt in a number of ways: we’re tired, depressed, irritable or…