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Care Courts in California to Combat Mental Health Substance Abuse Disorders

Reading Time: 5 Minutes Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court is a new program in California that launched in October 2023 and slowly rolled out throughout the year to other counties to help people with mental health and substance use disorders get the support they need while combating California’s homeless crisis. Eight counties are enrolled in this plan: […]

Is My Adderall Causing My Anxiety?

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 4% of the world’s population. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood however it is a lifelong disorder. It is characterized by patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can make it difficult for you to pay attention and control your behaviors.   You […]

Which Trauma Therapy is Right for Me?

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Trauma therapy is a type of therapy that can help you work through the emotional impact triggered by a traumatic event. Over 50% of people experience a form of trauma in their lives, and although not everyone is impacted by long-term emotional and psychological consequences, a traumatic experience can severely impact how you function in […]

The Cycle of Codependent Relationships

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Do you constantly find yourself putting your needs last in a relationship? Do you sacrifice your own happiness while trying to please others? Do you feel like your life cannot exist without a loved one?   If so, you may be experiencing the toxic effects of a codependent relationship. Codependency breeds toxicity and vice versa, often […]

Childhood Trauma and the Holidays

Reading Time: 5 Minutes Childhood Trauma and the Holidays: How Your Childhood Trauma Can Reveal Itself During the Holidays We live in a society where we are made to believe that the holiday season should be joyous, warm, and filled with love, presents, family gatherings, delicious foods, traditions, and celebrations; however, if you have endured childhood trauma or any […]

Insurance Lingo in the Metal Health World

Reading Time: 4 Minutes If you have sought care for your mental health in the form of therapy or via a psychiatrist, you have probably navigated the murky waters of insurance coverage. For the most part, insurance coverage in the United States is tied to your job, meaning that your employer offers you a plan with a few options.  […]

The Connection Between Bad Habits and Depression: Is Your Lifestyle Triggering Your Depression?

Reading Time: 4 Minutes October is Depression Awareness Month. One of the goals of bringing awareness to depression is to help increase the general population’s knowledge and understanding of depression and other mental health conditions that co-occur with depression. During the month, different organizations host live and online events, use social media tags, and promote awareness.  Our daily habits […]

Trick or Trigger? Navigating Trauma Triggers This Halloween

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Fall is in full swing with the leaves changing, the temperatures dropping, pumpkin spice everything, and Halloween. Although Halloween is considered a fun-filled holiday for most people as it includes costumes, candy, parties, and decorations, it can be a triggering holiday for those with past traumatic experiences.   There is an underlying scare tactic to Halloween […]

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