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Suicide Among Men: The Silent Epidemic

August 15, 2016

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in nearly 43,000 deaths each year. Men commit suicide 3.5 times more often than women, with the highest rate among middle-aged white men. Most experts agree that the stigma […]

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Men and Mental Health: Panic Disorders and Phobias

August 12, 2016

Panic attacks and phobias both fall under the umbrella of anxiety disorders and affect both men and women. Across all age groups, a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics reported approximately 9 percent of men in the U.S. suffered from depression or anxiety on a daily basis. Only […]

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Men and Mental Health: Depression

August 10, 2016

Depression is a mental health concern that affects both sexes. However, men are significantly less likely to seek medical help for depression than women. Men can also experience different symptoms of depression than women typically do. Men may often mask their depression symptoms with compensatory behaviors, such as overworking or […]

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Men and Mental Health: Schizophrenia

August 8, 2016

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that can cause a person to experience symptoms that could include delusions, hallucinations and disorganized speech. Schizophrenia is a long-term, chronic condition, and while treatment is available that can vastly improve quality of life, there is currently no known cure. This is why it is […]

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Talking to Your Boss About Mental Health

August 5, 2016

Although education has helped to reduce some of the stigma surrounding mental health, conversations about your mental state are usually left for close family and friends. So when a day comes where you just can’t think clearly, need more rest, or are experiencing extreme anxiety, you may not be ready […]

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How Does Family Life Affect Mental Health?

August 3, 2016

Family relationships can substantially affect mental health, behavior and even physical health. Numerous studies have shown that social relationships, particularly family relationships, can have both long- and short-term effects on one’s mental health. Depending on the nature of these relationships, mental health can be enhanced or impacted negatively. Family and […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

July 25, 2016

Dual diagnosis is the term used when a person is experiencing both a mental health issue and an addiction problem. The range of combinations is quite broad for dual diagnosis, but one commonly seen type is bipolar disorder with drug or alcohol abuse. Bipolar disorder is a major affective disorder […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Mania and Substance Abuse

July 22, 2016

Mania is a mood disorder in which someone chronically exhibits manic symptoms. It’s a disorder that’s sometimes difficult to differentiate from bipolar disorder, which includes both manic and depressive episodes. When a person also has substance abuse problems, it’s called a dual diagnosis. Identifying and treating all disorders is crucial, […]

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Dual Diagnosis Therapies for Depression

July 20, 2016

Substance abuse professionals noticed many years ago that a significant number of their patients exhibited signs of underlying depression. They realized that a new treatment option was necessary to address mental health issues in the presence of substance use disorders. When patients received help for depression or other mental disorder, […]

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