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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 …

Glass of alcohol and pills, a common combination for cross addiction patients.

The Challenge of Treating Cross Addictions

What is cross addiction? Cross addiction, also known as addiction transfer or addiction interaction disorder, is a term for when a person with one addiction develops another addiction to something else. These addictions can occur at the same time (polydrug addiction) or they may happen months, years or even decades apart. In addition, these addictions …

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‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Helpful Tips to Survive the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year full of celebrations with family members and loved ones. Whether it’s traveling to see extended family, having kids home from college, or reconnecting with out-of-town friends, the holidays are often an exciting way to end the year. While this time is often associated with joy, it …