Finding Good NJ Behavioral Health Programs

October 19, 2015 Behavioral Health

New Jersey is home to almost 9 million people, and while many of them will be able to move through their lives with no significant mental health problems, others aren’t as fortunate. Mental and behavioral health issues can make it harder to get through each day, creating hardships that are hard to overcome. That’s why […]

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Forever Chasing Hope

September 24, 2015 Behavioral Health

In many cases, substance abuse problems are poorly understood by the people who care for the individual in need.  Reactions to drug and alcohol abuse may vary, from feeling as though the addict is behaving willfully, to feeling a sense of responsibility for the other person’s condition.  All of these emotions are normal, and both […]

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Finding An Answer In The Chaos

September 24, 2015 Behavioral Health

At the last census, more than half of all Americans self-reported some form of mental illness or behavioral health condition.  Estimations are that the numbers are actually much higher, due to people either giving a false answer or simply being unaware of a condition they may be suffering.  Between the demands of modern living and […]

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Identifying Signs of Depression and How To Overcome

August 31, 2015 Mental Health

Mood disorders rank among the top 10 causes of worldwide disability, and Major Depression steals the first spot on the list. What’s more, depression is the leading cause of diminished productivity and absenteeism in the workplace. Signs of depression may differ from one individual to another. While one depressed person may experience feelings of irritation, […]

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The Main Driver of Anxiety and How To Overcome

August 27, 2015 Mental Health

Anxiety has a purpose. While anxiety may feel uncomfortable and overwhelming at times, there is a reason why it lies in all of us. Feelings of anxiety begin to occur when faced with a challenge. When faced with a challenge, we will evaluate our skills and ability to successfully complete the challenge in comparison with […]

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What Experts are Saying About Brain Changes in Autism

May 28, 2015 Autism

Recent autism research has developed a theory explaining brain changes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new study demonstrates that individuals with ASD display different patterns of brain connectivity than neurotypical individuals, and that these patterns mechanically alter as the individual ages. Lucina Uddin, assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Miami (UM) […]

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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Mental Health Trends in Female Student-Athletes

May 26, 2015 Mental Health

On Jan. 17, 2014, University of Pennsylvania’s 19-year-old track star Madison Holleran committed suicide. Since this tragedy, the sports community has struggled to understand how they can improve mental health among female college athletes. To determine that magnitude that which mental health illness affects female student athletes, FOX Sports interviewed more than 25 female, student-athletes […]

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Social Media Update: Here Come New Ideas for Providing Support in Mental Illness

May 23, 2015 Mental Illness

Individuals with severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder, have been utilizing a popular social media website similar to YouTube to receive and provide peer support. John Naslund, A PhD student in health policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and his colleagues have taken it upon […]

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How Focusing on Mental Health in Corporate America Can Help You Live a Better Life

May 21, 2015 Mental Health

Millions of Americans have suffered from mental health issues throughout their lifetime. According to a study by National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults – approximately 61 million Americans – experience a type of mental illness per year. Recently, leaders of the corporate world have decided to take a stand by incorporating mental […]

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