11 Ways To Support Someone During a Manic Episode

2.3 million Americans are living with Bipolar Disorder. Those living with Bipolar Disorder experience at least 1 or 2 manic episodes a year. Communication is key when trying to help a loved one during a manic episode. Read below to learn more about how you can help your loved one during a manic episode. 11 …

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Opioid Epidemic

“While we continue to take steps to address COVID-19 to help keep the public safe, the American Medical Association has seen reports from more than 30 states concerning increases in opioid-related mortality, mental health crises, suicide and addiction-related relapse. Reports are from every region in the nation.” Covid-19 has caused the rate of opioid-related death …

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Black Mental Health Matters

“Barriers To Mental Health Care Socioeconomic Disparities Socioeconomic factorscan make treatment options less available. In 2018, 11.5% of Black adults in the U.S. had no form of health insurance. African Americans, like other communities of color, are more likely to experience socioeconomic disparities such as exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources. These disparities …

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Stress during Covid-19

Today is National Stress Day! 43.8 million adults are living with a mental illness in the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic can make living with a mental illness even more challenging. It is important that everyone focuses on  self care and make their mental health a priority right now. See below for some helpful tips on how you can reduce your stress levels and how to …

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5 Foods to Avoid if You Have Bipolar Disorder

“What Foods and Drinks Should People With Bipolar Disorder Avoid? The fundamentals of a healthy diet include not just what to eat but also what not to eat. Consider skipping these choices that could worsen your bipolar symptoms: 1. Caffeine “Stimulants can trigger mania and should be avoided,” Fiedorowicz says. “Caffeine is an underappreciated trigger …

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10 Signs Your Antidepressant Isn’t Working

“For many people, finding the right depression treatment is a trial-and-error process. “The largest study that looked at effectiveness of antidepressants, the STAR*D Report, found that only 37 percent of people experienced relief of their depression symptoms [known as remission] after trying one antidepressant,” says board-certified psychiatrist Joseph Hullett, MD, senior medical director for OptumHealth …

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Hot Flashes? See if you have the symptoms

“Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause. Women undergoing menopause can experience hot flashes as often as several times a day. Menopause isn’t the only cause of hot flashes, though. Anyone can experience them. How long they last and how often you feel them depend on what triggers them. What causes hot flashes? Hormonal …

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Take a look at what Drug Rehab says on “Alcohol Withdrawal Insomnia”

“Alcohol withdrawal occurs when a person with alcohol addiction suddenly stops drinking. Mild alcohol withdrawal symptoms might include headaches and loss of appetite. Severe effects include delirium tremens symptoms, a life-threatening form of alcohol withdrawal that can cause agitation, fever and seizures. People battling alcohol withdrawal often experience insomnia. Insomnia is characterized by difficulties falling …

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