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What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex condition that leads people to experience intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and engage in rep...
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Self-Care: Implications on Health and Happiness

Have you ever had a day where you could not catch up, and you put yourself on the back burner just to complete your tasks of the day?
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Unlearning Weight Stigma to Embrace Our Beautiful Bodies

From the time we are little children, we are bombarded with images of idealized bodies and taught that our bodies take up too much space.  T...
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Caring for Older Adults in Behavioral Health Settings

One thing is certain in this life — we all age. And older people face particular mental, physical, and behavioral health challenges that can...
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Reimagining Mental Health Care by Focusing on Psychosocial Interventions

Psychosocial interventions — or psychosocial treatments — are various ways of addressing a person’s mental health challenges by looking at t...
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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Mental Health Issues

Behavioral health professionals are working on the front lines of a youth mental health crisis as we cope with the stress, trauma, and losse...
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How to Talk about Suicide and Self‑ Harm with Adolescents

While the nation and world grapple with the difficult challenges of the COVID‑19 pandemic, another public health crisis continues to grow.
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It's Time to Get Creative With Your Mental Health

If you’re anything like me, it’s easier to take time for creative activities than it is for things that feel like work—and, more often than ...
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Slowing Down With Restorative Yoga

If you haven’t tried restorative yoga, why not? Do you know what you’re missing out on? Restorative yoga may be the easiest way to calm the ...
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