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Changing the Stigma on Mental Health

Defining Terms: The Stigma of Mental Health Stigma:  A negative stereotype. Mental Health: Conditions that affect your mood, thinking and behavior Society’s Acceptance: Very Low. Why? Ignorance and a lack of Empathy Being diagnosed with a condition that affects the brain, which one has no control over, leaves so many answered and unanswered questions by the…

Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

About Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder may be a difficult diagnosis to live with, and finding successful personalized treatments is challenging. Oftentimes, treatment targets shift, patients are non-adherent to medication regimens, and comorbidity rates are extremely high.[1] Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is also associated with high rates of suicide, usually with more lethal means than other mental…

Why Did I Relapse During Addiction Recovery?

Embracing The “Failure” of Relapse Let’s get something straight: Relapse is not part of the process! It does happen often but let’s not get confused. Now if perhaps, you do relapse in recovery there is always something you can learn from this. “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres.…

Students with Autism

Navigating today’s educational system is not an easy or straightforward task for anyone, whether students, parents, teachers, or administrators. For parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, making sure your kids get a fair and useful education involves even more complicated considerations and decisions. This guide discusses issues surrounding the education of students on the autism…