Four Misconceptions About Trauma

Trauma is the Greek word for “wound” and the Merriam Webster definition of trauma is:   A: an injury (such as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent B: a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury C: an emotional upset “There are wounds that never show on the

Continuum of Care Cycle

Continuum of Care Cycle

Continuum of Care Cycle. At AKUA Mind & Body, we are focused on providing you with the help you need. Our treatment programs span across various levels of intensity designed to fit you or your loved one’s needs. With several facilities throughout the Los Angeles & Orange County Region, Sacramento Region and San Diego Region,

EMDR Therapy therapy

EMDR As Trauma Therapy

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton Trauma is an innate response to an alarming event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full

Random Act Of Kindness

Random Act Of Kindness

Random Act Of Kindness Day is an awareness day on February 17th that encourages individuals, families, friend groups, and organizations nationwide to support acts of kindness. These simple acts of kindness can brighten someone’s day and even save a life. In the mental health world, we often tell those individuals to reach out for help,

Aaron Carter Opens Up About Dissociative Identity Disorder

Taking A Look At Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative identity disorder, sometimes known as multiple personality disorder, is characterized by two or more different personality states. This disorder is characterized by fragmentation or splitting of identity rather than by the creation of two distinct personalities. These fragmented personalities usually have their own gender, age, gestures, and

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: A treatment Approach for Suicidal Behavior

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: A treatment Approach for Suicidal Behavior

Even though there is increased information and acceptance of mental health problems, the adversity concerning suicide and self-harm among teenagers is still thriving in America. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), more than 40,000 Americans lose their lives because of suicide every year. Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death,

Improving Care through Education and Consultation

Repairing a Broken System: Improving Care through Education and Consultation

Improving Care through Education and Consultation. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the largest is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, was recently awarded a $14.2 million grant to help improve the behavioral healthcare system. The grant was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to

Behavioral Health Workforce Shrinks with Surging Demands

Behavioral Health Workforce Shrinks with Surging Demands

It’s no secret that mental illnesses are common in the United States. However, the structure of the American behavioral healthcare system has dealt with substantial threats and has had difficulty delivering addiction and mental health treatment to the majority of people in need. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in

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If you or a loved one is struggling with a depressive disorder or substance abuse & addiction disorder, AKUA Mind & Body can help. Our helpline is available 24/7 and our Admissions Counselors will help determine which program is right for you.

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AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with codependence disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders. AKUA Mind & Body treats co-occurring disorders and works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that treatment is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder. 

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