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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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Case Study of a Late 20s Primary Mental Health Client

September 29, 2021

This case study discusses a female client in her late 20’s female from the Midwest. She presented for treatment for primary mental health including OCD, trauma, Major depressive disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Client’s most severe symptoms arise from her trauma due to a bad accident involving her father several […]

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5 Healthy Coping Mechanisms

September 22, 2021

Tragedy strikes us when we are least expecting it. You do not have time to prepare or understand what is happening, and your whole world can turn upside down at the blink of an eye. This can lead a person down a dark road of self-medicating through drugs and alcohol, […]

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How to Help Your Loved One Say No to Suicide

September 8, 2021

  If you you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.                                      1-800-273-8255 September is National Suicide […]

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Case Study – Middle Aged Male Steroid Abuse & Addiction

September 1, 2021

Client was a 41-year-old male from the Midwest.  He presented for treatment for acts of rage and anger, steroid addiction and substance abuse issues. The client reported “my life is unmanageable right now.” Client struggled with communicating and interacting positively with others as evidenced by increased agitation, manipulation, mood swings […]

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The Role of Humanistic and Existential Therapy in Mental Health Treatment

August 25, 2021

The best treatment for any mental health disorder depends on the situation; however, humanistic and existential therapies focus on your specific goals and your situation so that you can take responsibility for your actions.

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Q&A With Our Primary Therapist – Lystra Lewis

August 18, 2021

Q: What makes the Family Program at Destination Hope so successful? A: I believe our family program at Destination Hope finds its success in the clinical approaches used to facilitate the weekend. In the information age, many families come to us informed and/or having participated in family programs at other […]

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3 Ways to Support a Friend Who Struggles with Mental Health

August 11, 2021

Seeing a friend struggle with mental health can be a difficult experience. You may watch them self-destruct or not know how to cope and take it out on their friends and family. It can cause distance or strain in a relationship, and you may feel lost trying to figure out […]

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