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Nikolas Cruz: The Warning Signs

This entry was posted in News, Mental Health on April 10, 2018 and modified on April 29, 2019

Potentially dangerous behavioral traits are often noticed and even reported, sadly to no avail. In other instances, people notice something is awry; but for some reason, dismiss this behavior and fail to notify anyone about their suspicions.To some extent, both of these scenarios played out in the case of 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz.

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How to Tell if Your Spouse Needs Mood Treatment

This entry was posted in News on August 21, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Emotions are a healthy way to express how a person feels about an event or situation. But, emotions can become problematic when they are erratic, severely elevated or diminished for long periods of time. Erratic or dramatic swings in emotions can sometimes be an indication of a mood disorder.

The most common mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder. According to a 2005 National Comorbidity Survey-Replication Study, nearly 10% of Americans aged 18 and older suffer from a mood disorder. Mood disorders can have a significant impact on relationships, and depending on the severity, may call for one or both partners to seek help from a mood treatment center. Continue reading

Promoting Healthy Relationships: How Men Can Have Successful Relationships

This entry was posted in News on August 7, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

What does it take to nurture and maintain a close bond with another person, and what are the stumbling blocks to having healthy relationships?

Whether a relationship is between family members, friends and coworkers or significant others, some men find it difficult to form and keep positive connections. What are the stumbling blocks to having healthy relationships?

Here we take a look at some of the issues men commonly face in their interpersonal relations, and we provide a few tips for how to have healthy relationships. Continue reading

What Not to Say to Someone With Depression or Anxiety

This entry was posted in News on June 26, 2017 and modified on June 26, 2017

Talking to someone with depression or anxiety may feel like walking a tightrope, especially if you’ve never experienced either mental health disorder yourself. On the one hand, you want to be supportive and encouraging and to show that you care. On the other hand, you don’t want to accidentally make your friend feel worse. Here are some common sayings to avoid, and some suggestions of what to say instead: Continue reading

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Mental Health Disparities Linked to Physician Perception

This entry was posted in News on May 22, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Statistics clearly show that Hispanics who need treatment for mental health or addiction are less likely to get it than white Americans. We also know that Hispanics have poorer outcomes when treated for substance abuse and are less likely than whites to complete a treatment program. Many possible reasons have been cited for these disparities, including cultural differences, stigma, language barriers and other factors. A large study recently sought to better understand the disparities and came up with some surprising results. Continue reading

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Florida Drug Problem Deemed “Epidemic” by Councilman

This entry was posted in News on March 24, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Despite help available at Florida treatment centers, often for low or no cost, drug addiction continues to claim lives. In 2016 alone, over 345 people in Jacksonville, Florida died from a drug-related overdose. That statistic, which translates to nearly one person dying of a drug-related overdose per day, has alarmed city councilman Bill Gulliford. Continue reading

Four Tips for Making Amends in Recovery

Four Tips for Making Amends in Recovery

This entry was posted in News, Recovery on August 15, 2016 and modified on April 30, 2019

For many addicts in recovery and participating in 12-step programs or rehab, steps eight and nine are the most dreaded. You are expected to list everyone you wronged because of your addiction and then make amends. To revisit the past and the people you hurt is a daunting task. How addiction affects the family is major, and facing family members who disowned you can be the scariest part.
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