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Depression: Causes, Symptoms, & Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

Depression is an extremely common mental health condition. In fact, it’s one of the three most common conditions, along with anxiety and bipolar disorder. It’s fair to say that most of us have experienced bouts of depression at some point in our lives, and the majority of the time, it’s minor and temporary. However, for …

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Why Do People Self-Harm?

Self-harm, clinically referred to as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (or NSSI) or just self-injury, is a term for deliberately inflicting physical harm to one’s body. Self-injury behaviors are most common among adolescents and young adults, with the age of onset typically between 12 and 14 years old. In most cases, those who habitually injure themselves are trying …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

When it comes to treating substance abuse and addiction, many (if not most) patients we see come into treatment not only struggling to control their alcohol or drug use, but also dealing with one or more co-occurring mental health conditions – a situation known as a dual diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis treatment is the method of treating …