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What Is Post-Traumatic Growth?

A 2016 featured article published in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) page described the story of a woman who was a victim of a terrorist attack. After the attack, the woman went on to tell her story to others –

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When A Parent Has A Mental Illness: How Families Develop Resilience

Having a child with a mental illness can be challenging for many families but learning of a parent’s disorder can bring on a new set of challenges primarily because the parent takes on the primary role of caregiving. If caretaking

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5 Choices Successful People With Mental Illness Make Each And Every Day

There are always obstacles to overcome in life but having a mental illness can bring on unexpected challenges. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States – equivalent to 43.8

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The Dark Side: Narcissism, Emotional Intelligence, and Manipulation

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is characterized by a sense of grandiosity, lack of empathy, a need for admiration, and often the believe that one is more special or unique than others. Individuals with this disorder are often described as being

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What Are Some Dos And Don’ts When It Comes To Selecting A Treatment Center?

Selecting the right treatment center can be challenging; with so many options, locations, price points, programs, healthcare teams and more, you want to make an intelligent, informed decision on where you obtain your care. As the National Institute on Drug

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How Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Benefit My Recovery?

Russ Harris, a physician, therapist, and speaker who specializes in stress management, explained in his book titled “The Happiness Trap” the core of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He stated, “The aim of ACT is to help you live a

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Is It Dangerous to Stop Taking Medication for Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder consisting of a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior. A spectrum disorder, schizophrenia ranges from mild to severe hallucinations, delusions, and other related symptoms. Treatment for schizophrenia often includes antipsychotic medications, although

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The Stages of Grief Mothers Go Through When Their Children Have an Addiction

Addiction not only impacts one person, but an entire social network. Immediate family members may struggle between enabling their loved one and ensuring they seek help; friends and coworkers may get caught between informing their friend they have a problem

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How Can Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Benefit My Recovery?

Russ Harris, a physician, therapist, and speaker who specializes in stress management, explained in his book titled “The Happiness Trap” the core of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He stated, “The aim of ACT is to help you live a

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We Should Hold Those with Addiction Responsible, Not Blame Them

Addiction is severely stigmatized around the world; stigmas surrounding addiction cause people to withhold support from those who need help and make it further difficult for those who have struggled with addiction in the past to get back on their

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