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People struggling with a mental health disorder also deal with substance abuse

May 20, 2017

Drug Rehab has issued a new report – Co-Occurring Disorders, and its a must read.   This is a research-based guide designed for anyone struggling with addiction along with a mental health disorder. More than 30% of Americans struggling with a mental health disorder also deal with substance abuse. The naturally-occurring combination warrants unique treatment of the more »

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Understanding the Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder

May 14, 2017

By Cheryl Cranick | Feb. 01, 2017   We do a great disservice to people diagnosed with bipolar disorder by ignoring the condition’s types. Too often I see “bipolar disorder” used alone, yet the illness actually exists on a spectrum. For most of my teenage years, I struggled with sadness, lack of energy, rapid mood more »

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

May 8, 2017

By Laura Greenstein | Apr. 24, 2017   Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations. This fact is both more »

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“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens

May 7, 2017

“13 Reasons Why” Hurts Vulnerable Teens By Laura Greenstein | May. 05, 2017 Most likely by now you’ve heard about the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” The show is about Hannah Baker, a high school student who takes her own life and then explains what she sees as the 13 “reasons” that led to more »

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We all have a stake in mental health reform

April 11, 2017

How will it affect you? Mary Giliberti’s April 10 letter to the editor expresses the outrage many Floridians would feel — if they were aware of the heinous way Darren Rainey (an inmate with schizophrenia) had died in a Dade County prison. Per Miami Herald reports, he was locked in a scalding shower for hours, more »

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