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Family Support in Mental Health Treatment

December 29, 2021

When someone is suffering from a severe mental illness or chronic mental disorder, there is treatment, medication, and even community resources that can help. However, family support is a cornerstone for those who suffer from mental illness during their treatment and recovery process. Family can be an integral support system […]

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10 Strategies to Getting Through the Holidays for Families and Those in Recovery

December 22, 2021

The holidays are a magical time of year filled with laughter and joy. However, for families and clients in early recovery the holidays can be difficult. The good news is that families and their loved ones can get through the holidays together. Here are some tips that may be helpful […]

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3 Tips for Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

December 8, 2021

The holidays are commonly seen as a time of year that is full of happiness, smiles and laughter. This expectation makes it even harder for those that do not experience the holidays in this manner. Although the holidays can be a time for gathering and bringing feelings of joy, for […]

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How Fear and Trauma Contribute to Anger

November 24, 2021

Feeling upset or angry about a situation is a normal reaction; however, certain forms of anger result in self-destructive or potentially dangerous behaviors, such as substance abuse. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, around 70% of all adults face at least one traumatic experience in their lifetime. Depending […]

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Veterans Day – A Day of Awareness and Honor

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day is a federal holiday recognized on November 11th, a day that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. The day is used to acknowledge and honor those who have served our country through the darkest of times. However, recent studies reveal that military suicides have […]

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Case Study: Middle Aged Male Mental Health Patient

November 10, 2021

Client was a 60-year-old male presenting to Destination Hope for mental health treatment with a history of anxiety consistent with generalized anxiety disorder including: overthinking, feeling threatened, nervousness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and muscle aches. Client had a history of panic attacks, PTSD and trauma which client attributes to his […]

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A Career in Mental Health Counseling

October 27, 2021

Considering mental health counseling as a career? You’re looking at a challenging, rewarding field with plenty of opportunities for growth. Becoming a mental health counselor can be an exciting process, with new discoveries and research contributing to rapid development in the field. Your education and training can be very important, even after you begin working professionally. A mental health counselor never stops learning, no matter how long they’ve been practicing!

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Traumatic Military Experience | DH Case study

October 20, 2021

Client was a 23-year-old male from the Midwest.  He presented for treatment for increased Anxiety and Depression. The client’s motivation for treatment was “I need to be able to cope with my Depression and Anxiety.” The client had a history of traumatic events while in the Marine Corp boot camp […]

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October 10th, 2021 – World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2021

October 10th is annually recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as World Mental Health Day. This is a day to bring awareness to mental health conditions from which so many suffer around the world. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD – to name a few of the countless conditions that […]

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