MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE BLOGS

Is Anxiety a Disorder?

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress and can manifest in many ways, including fear, uneasiness, or a “pit at...

No Name-Calling Week: Adult Bullying

Today, bullying does not just happen on the playground and in the classroom among children and adolescents. Our society now openly...

Symptoms of Anxiety Attack

Anxiety attacks are often interchangeably used with the term “panic attack,” and although they do share similar characteristics, symptoms of an...

Defining Panic Disorder

Studies have shown that approximately 2%-6% of adults in the United States will be diagnosed with panic disorder in their lifetime....

LGBTQ Holiday Family Gatherings

For many, the holidays are an exciting time to gather with family and friends that one may not see throughout the...

Christmas and Pleasing Others

The holiday season can be the busiest time of the year. Holiday parties, gift exchanges, family gatherings, celebratory dinners, and decorations...

The Stress of Holiday Event Planning

Table settings, invitations, planning the menu, the entertainment, and the preparation are just some of the major tasks in planning an...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of depression that comes and goes with the changes in seasons. The “winter blues” typically...

Top Reasons to Focus on Mental Health Treatment This Winter: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

1. Be Aware of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Substance Abuse. Get Treatment Now if You Need it.  For some lucky...

Finals: Coping with Stress and Supporting Others

Pumpkin spiced lattes, colder temperatures, holiday decorations, and snow, are not only festive signs of the holiday season but also represents...