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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

To help recognize the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) awareness efforts, Congress established the first week of every October as National Mental Health Awareness Week. This initiative aims to help educate people in all 50 states regarding treatment options and give help, healing, and hope to people and families suffering from mental health disorders.…

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Mental Health with Teens and School

Mental health with teens and school-related stress can aggravate mental health symptoms. Academic and social pressures at school can lead to increased anxiety. Sometimes, symptoms of mental health conditions in teens are mistaken for typical adolescent moodiness. Other times, many teens may continue to thrive scholastically and socially despite struggling with mental illness. If your…

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What is Art Therapy

You may have heard about art therapy recently in the news, at the doctor’s office, or maybe you are looking for art therapy in North Carolina for either yourself or a family member. Art therapy is a new therapeutic technique that has shown promising results. The benefits of art therapy for people struggling with abuse…

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PTSD and Children

PTSD and children is a subject we have only recently begun to understand. It was originally believed that children can bounce back quickly from events and it doesn’t affect them like it does an adult, but that belief has changed. Children are susceptible to the same after-effects as adults. Untreated PTSD in children can result…

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World Mental Health Day 2019: Suicide Prevention

World Mental Health Day was established in 1992 by the Federation for Mental Health. October 10th was designated as World Mental Health Day and was created to help raise awareness and acceptance of mental health issues, and end the stigma that was once associated with them. Mental health treatment can be beneficial for individuals who…