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Alcohol, Not Opioids, is America’s Most Abused Substance

Although it’s not nearly as headline-grabbing as the opioid crisis, alcohol abuse in America has reached the level of a public health crisis.
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Hate, Hate Speech, and Mass Murder

Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.
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Here are Some Tips for Parenting With Depression

When you’re depressed, you may feel as if you can barely take care of yourself let alone your children. Here are some tips for parenting with depression.
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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.
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5 Ways Confidence Improves Your Life

You can't learn to be confident in the same way you would learn a hard skill such as math or plumbing but there are ways you can strengthen your mindset.
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Is Suicide Ever a Rational Choice?

My prior post on this site, “Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate,” received a lot of attention. Because of...
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How OCD Impacts Your Relationships and What You Can Do About It

OCD can have serious effects on your relationships and your mental health. Here are some tips to prevent OCD from controlling your life.
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Why Mental Health Education in Schools is So Important?

Many mental health issues begin during the school years, so it is logical that mental health education should be a part of the curriculum.
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Positive Psychiatry: What Is It and Why We Need It

Traditional psychiatry aims to restore people to their usual function. Positive Psychiatry hopes to help people move to a higher level of functioning.
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The Crisis of Under-treatment of Severe Substance Abuse Disorder

Here are some of the reasons why it is so difficult for those who suffer mental health and/or severe substance use disorder to access appropriate treatment. 
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How Little White Lies Can Lead to Great Big Ones

Studies show lies increase with repetition but only when the participant benefited. Self-interest is the thing that pushes people down that slippery slope.
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How Virtual Reality is Improving Care for Mental Health Disorders

The use of virtual reality in mental health care is growing. It offers new ways to approach both diagnosis and treatment of certain disorders.