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

Aaron Carter Opens Up About Dissociative Identity Disorder

Aaron Carter, younger brother of Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter, recently opened up about his mental health on the popular television show “The Doctors.” “The official diagnosis is that I suffer from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety; I’m manic depressive,” Carter says in the clip. “I’m prescribed Xanax, Seroquel, Gabapentin, Hydroxyzine, Trazodone, Omeprazole…” the 31-year-old

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

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