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PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders
June 27, 2016

PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders Traumatic experiences can stay with us—at times reverberating in our lives for months, for years, or even for decades. In some cases, an experience of trauma can be so acute that it leads to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This is a serious and diagnosable clinical condition, and…

Lori Osachy
7-Day Love Your Body Challenge
June 19, 2015

7-Day Love Your Body Challenge It’s important to develop and maintain positive body image throughout your life.  When I help people recover from eating disorders, in most cases it’s relatively easy for me to show them how to make their eating disorder symptoms go away very quickly.  Even when a person has had active symptoms…

Karliese Greiner Laurie
Walking in a Straight Line
February 6, 2015

Walking in a Straight Line Often we associate the practice of meditation as a static activity; perhaps in a cross-legged position with our eyes closed. Yet sitting still is a difficult task for many of us. Maybe even especially so since we are feeling the increasing pressure to produce at our jobs, maintaining the home…

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Pick Your Awareness Month Wisely
October 17, 2013

Pick Your Awareness Month Wisely The latest issue involving the National Football League isn’t about a player being arrested for drunk driving (right now), but about a player with a troubled past trying to do the right thing and getting fined for it. During last Thursday’s game, Brandon Marshall of the Chicago Bears chose to…

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Talk Therapy: The Medicine that Works Forever
October 10, 2013

Talk Therapy: The Medicine that Works Forever There have been great accomplishments in treating mental illness. Many focus on medical advances, like the greater variety of drugs that can be used to treat depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. But treatments like talk therapy have come a long way too, with a lot less press,…

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Balancing Careers, Addiction and Mental Health
August 30, 2013

Balancing Careers, Addiction and Mental Health You’ve worked hard to get where you are in your professional life. After years of school and paying your dues in your field, you have made a name for yourself and continue to climb the ladder. It’s a difficult road to get where you are, but if you are…

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Coping with a Dual Diagnosis
July 31, 2013

Coping with a Dual Diagnosis You weren’t like other addicts you knew. Your situation seemed more complicated than others. You didn’t drink because you liked to drink or get high because you simply liked getting high. Something else was fueling your drinking and drug use. You struggled with depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, extreme changes in…

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Sparking Up to Calm Down
May 16, 2013

Sparking Up to Calm Down Teens have many excuses to start smoking marijuana, including boredom, peer pressure or curiosity. However, new research shows that some young people are turning to marijuana to cope with anxiety. What’s more alarming is the age of onset. A study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found…

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Shining the Limelight on Mental Health
May 2, 2013

Shining the Limelight on Mental Health Academy Award winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is known for her films and gracing the red carpet. In 2011, she checked into a mental health facility to treat her bipolar II disorder. This brought the issue of mental health to the limelight. This week, the actress entered treatment again for…

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Country Song Played Out in Real Life
February 28, 2013

Country Song Played Out in Real Life Last Monday we wrote a blog about the tragic death of country singer Mindy McCready.  We covered her dual diagnosis as depicted on “Celebrity Rehab,” but what really made McCready a high risk for suicide? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed specific risk factors on…