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Yearly Archives:

Accessing Affordable Mental Health Treatment for Families After a Crisis

September 30, 2013

Mental health treatment is for everyone, and you never know when you might need it. A mental health disorder is not always obvious or easy to identify, and it can sometimes come on without warning. This is particularly true after a crisis. Situations like national disasters, violence, death, or even accidents can have long-term effects on people, even if they were not directly involved. Each family member may be affected in different ways, all of which can benefit from treatment.

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Mental Health Counseling and Obesity

September 23, 2013

Mental health counseling may be just the thing to cut down on obesity, a condition that is often misunderstood. Obesity has strong connections with mental illness. In fact, adults with depression are 60% more likely to be obese than those without. Anxiety, eating disorders, and stress can all contribute to obesity; contrary to popular opinion, it is not simply a question of willpower.

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Behavioral Health Services and Your Health

September 16, 2013

Behavioral health services have many benefits to individuals and society. They can decrease the overall costs of health care by addressing important mental health disorders, reduce the strain on our medical professionals, and improve your health.

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Mental Health Treatment Centers Celebrate Recovery Month’s Pathways to Wellness

September 2, 2013

Despite appearances, mental health treatment centers don’t just focus on your brain. Recovery is about total wellness, which encompasses mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Achieving overall health isn’t a solo venture, either – recruit as many people as you like to help build a solid support network. It might help everyone involved! This Recovery Month, we want to look at the variety of ways that you can find total wellness.

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DSM-5 and Behavioral Health Services: Workshop Recap

July 30, 2013

Our behavioral health services include regular fundraising events and educational workshops geared towards helping individuals, families, and professionals deepen their understanding of mental health.This month we were pleased to host two workshops, “Bridging the Gap” and “Psychopharmacology.” Both topics are timely in the mental health industry and generated some informative discussions among mental health professionals. For those of you who missed it, below is a recap of what we covered in our behavioral health workshops this month.

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Mental Health Treatment and You: Seeking Help When You Need It

July 22, 2013

Mental health treatment: three words that carry an enormous amount of stigma. Although an estimated 57.7 million Americans are dealing with a mental health disorder each year, less than one-third seek treatment. These are devastating statistics, especially because most mental health disorders are highly treatable. There could be any number of reasons why people aren’t seeking the treatment they need; so how can you know when to get help?

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Affordable Behavioral Health Treatment Exists! Just Ask Us.

June 24, 2013

Behavioral health treatment can seem deceptively inaccessible and unaffordable; that is the primary reason why many Americans don’t seek the help they need. Sometimes, all you need to do is ask for affordable treatment – you may be surprised by the results! Here at Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation want you to be in charge of your destiny, which means approaching life in the healthiest state possible. In turn, that means having access to mental health treatment. And if you can’t afford it? That’s where we come in.

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5 Ways Access to Behavioral Health Services Improves Our Community

June 17, 2013

Behavioral health services are not just for people who are living with a mental health condition; they are for the entire community. Although you may not have a mental illness, you are likely to know someone who does, whether it’s a friend, family member, neighbor, or child. If we come together as a group and provide access to these much-needed services, the whole community will reap the benefits. Here are five reasons why:

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Mental Health Services: The Impact of DSM-5

June 10, 2013

Will mental health services see any changes as a result of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)? The answer is not immediately clear, although the latest edition has certainly created a buzz in the mental health field. The last edition of the DSM was published in 1994, making the recent changes the first in nearly 20 years. The new manual was published on May 18th, 2013, and has re-named or re-categorized many mental health conditions. So what kind of impact do these changes have?

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