Coronavirus (COVID-19): Response and Updates for Clients, Families, and Referents

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What to Expect During an Inpatient Mental Health Stay

Unfortunately, Hollywood films, such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” have left many people concerned with the concept of inpatient treatment. Of course, these examples in pop culture don’t accurately represent modern residential mental health treatment centers. Treatment centers today are not psychiatric hospitals by any means — they’re residential facilities that provide professional help while encouraging positive personal growth.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

When PTSD and addiction combine, they can create a “perfect storm” that destroys a person’s ability to live a normal life. Fortunately, many people have overcome these burdens. With the right treatment plan, it’s possible for anyone to take their life back.

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Mental Health Diagnosis: Primary Diagnosis of A Mental Health Disorder

Tens of millions of Americans meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year. Unfortunately, only about half of these individuals will ever receive treatment. If you or a loved one suffers from a psychiatric disorder, it’s important not to become a statistic.

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Inpatient Mental & Behavioral Health Services at Mending Fences

Everyone faces difficulties in their lives, but facing them alone isn’t a good idea. There are situations when inpatient mental and behavioral health services may be the right answer. Because of this, Mending Fences at Transformations offers a variety of therapeutic approaches.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated resolution therapy is receiving significant attention lately due to its fast-working, evidence-based approach. It has offered new hope for those combating mental health issues.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mental illness often boils down to unhealthy behaviors and cognitive distortions. There are many approaches to treating these issues, but cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has shown more promise than most. Before undergoing this treatment, though, it’s first important to consider individual needs.

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Am I Eligible for Mental Health Services?

Far too many people who need mental health services don’t seek them because they think they’re not eligible. However, this is inaccurate in most cases. Help is available for those who know how to find it.

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What Is EMDR Therapy?

There are many therapies that can treat mental health and substance abuse disorders. The key is to find which approach works for each client, and increasingly, EMDR therapy has found its way into these treatment plans.

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What Is Inpatient Mental Health Treatment?

Inpatient mental health treatment is never a one-size-fits-all solution. There isn’t a “magical recipe” that works for everyone. That is why at Transformations Treatment Center, we firmly believe in individualized treatment. We will uncover your unique needs so that your journey is as rewarding and successful as possible.

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4 Ways Equine Therapy Can Help Veterans with PTSD

One of the biggest challenges facing veterans today is posttraumatic stress disorder. There are many approaches for confronting this condition, but equine therapy for PTSD has proven particularly useful for veterans.

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Top 5 Benefits of Art Therapy for Veterans

Art therapy has a long history of use in the Armed Forces. Research has proven its effectiveness time and again. That’s why it’s integral to offer this therapeutic approach as part of customized treatment plans.

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Art Therapy for Veterans and PTSD

The battles faced by veterans are many, but an increased focus on these issues has resulted in major recent advancements. Art therapy for vets has shown particular promise, so it’s important that treatment centers offer this potentially lifesaving approach.

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How Probation Officers Can Offer Support with Rehabilitation Treatment

Mental health issues are common in ex-offenders. When it comes to getting support for addiction and mental health, probation officers are ideal for promoting a healthy lifestyle and enabling clients to access addiction treatment and other therapies to improve emotional wellbeing.

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The Personal Impact of Working with Criminal Offenders

Individuals in the criminal justice system often deal with addiction and mental health disorders. Unfortunately, working with criminal offenders can also cause trauma and other issues for corrections officers and professionals.

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How Can Mental Health Probation Officers Deal with Emotional Trauma in Corrections

Mental health probation officers work in one of the most stressful environments. Constantly dealing with people who are suffering from mental health issues can take a toll on your mental health without you realizing it. So how do you cope with emotional trauma which seems to come with the job? Here are practical tips.

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Mental Health Treatment for Probation Officers

Being a probation officer is a stressful job. Data shows that stress levels have increased in recent years because of greater violence by offenders on parole and probation. This exposes officers to violence and opens the doors for threats. Combined with excess paperwork and high caseloads, the life of a probation officer isn’t a walk in the park. However, help is available. Addressing the mental health of probation officers creates a trickle-down effect, allowing them to perform better at work while being more present at home.

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Top 5 Benefits of Equine Therapy for Veterans

Equine therapy has become a common approach for helping veterans who live with addiction and mental health issues. Even when used as complementary to other therapies, it’s a powerful tool in achieving normalcy.

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3 Secret Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans With PTSD

Equine therapy is an invaluable tool for treating veterans with PTSD. There are some secret benefits, however, that even vets themselves may not recognize. These are what make equine-assisted treatment perfect for former service members.

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Equine Therapy and Veterans

Military members experience stressors that can lead to significant psychiatric issues. Fortunately, there are a variety of approaches — including equine therapy — that have proven effective for treatment.

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Equine-Assisted Therapy for Patients With PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder is one of the most serious psychological disorders a person can experience. Fortunately, there is a wide range of treatment options. Equine therapy for PTSD in particular has shown great promise.

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Why Self-Care Is Important for Recovery

Whether someone is struggling with mental health or addiction, self-care is an essential element for success. Recognizing this fact, however, is only part of the battle. It’s important to take active steps towards health.

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What Events Cause PTSD?

What Events Cause PTSD?

Many people don’t realize the origins of PTSD, which is post-traumatic stress disorder. Because of television shows, movies, and the media, many of us only relate it to those who served in combat…

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10 Facts About Depression

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Depression

Whether it’s you or someone you love, we all know someone with depression. The problem is that there is a stigma attached depression. Compounded with misunderstandings and myths, it can be hard for those with depression to feel like people understand…

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10 Tips for Staying Sober in 2021

Everyone was looking forward to the end of 2020 as if sanity would suddenly emerge. This obviously didn’t happen, and many folks started searching out tips for staying sober in 2021…

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How Our Center Treats Trauma and PTSD

Most people will experience a traumatic event within their lifetimes. The psychological effects can range from minor to severe, but coping with trauma and PTSD is always a difficult endeavor…

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Trauma and Mental Health

Trauma and Mental Health: Facts, Symptoms and More

Humans are resilient creatures that can deal with almost anything. When direct experience teaches someone the true definition of trauma, though, the strength of that resiliency can come into question…

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Most Common Types of Depression

Most Common Types of Depression

Some people think about depression as an umbrella term covering all types. Or sometimes, they do not realize there are different depression categories. Some simply divide it into two categories — the sadness we all feel sometimes or clinical depression…

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Phases of Trauma Recovery

The Many Phases of Trauma Recovery

There’s no doubt that the human mind is resilient, but this doesn’t mean it’s invulnerable. Distressing events can have significant psychological effects, and frequently, a person must go through the phases of trauma recovery in order to regain normalcy…

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PTSD and Types of Trauma

PTSD and the Types of Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects many people. What we once thought reserved for those in combat, we now know as something anyone can experience. PTSD differs from acute stress disorder. Instead of short-term issues, those with PTSD have symptoms that affect their daily lives on a long-term basis…

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LGBTQ Anxiety and Depression: Understanding and Overcoming

Statistics show that those within the LGBTQ community experience anxiety and mood disorders at higher rates than the general population. A variety of issues and underlying problems lead to this disproportionate statistic. For anyone experiencing these mental health issues, though, pinpointing a solution is often more desirable than understanding the root cause…

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How Can You Tell If Someone Has PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that has serious side effects. The symptoms start after the person has experienced the trauma, and the brain goes through neurochemical changes that affect how you feel…

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Spot Depression

Learn to Spot Depression

Whether it’s someone you love or yourself, depression isn’t always easy to determine. Everyone feels sad from time to time. But actual clinical depression is not the same as being sad, and it is important to know the signs…

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PTSD Treatment Center

PTSD Treatment Center

While many people will experience traumatizing events in their lifetimes, most won’t face long-term effects. If signs of post-traumatic stress disorder begin to appear, though, it’s important to visit a PTSD treatment center…

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Coping with Trauma

Understanding the Need for Help When Coping with Trauma

Many people were raised to believe that needing help when coping with trauma is a sign of weakness. There’s a persistent assumption that “toughing it out” or “getting over it” is the right path to take…

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Women and Trauma

Women and Trauma: Dealing with Increased Risks

The effects of a traumatizing event can cause significant issues for anyone. As research on women and trauma continues to prove, though, there are major differences in how separate genders deal with these issues…

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How Depression Is Diagnosed

eing depressed is difficult. And understanding what a doctor means when discussing it can confuse you and make things even harder to understand. If you aren’t sure what your doctor means, the information is harder to process. This makes it more difficult to ask the right questions, which is important to your care…

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Can Depression Really Kill You?

Many people with depression find treatment plans that allow them to live a fulfilling life. And while that is the goal of most people, there are unfortunately those who feel there is no hope. Some researchers consider depression…

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Does Depression Go Away on Its Own With Time?

Those with depression often wonder if it will just go away. We all do this, and it’s normal to think that way. Sometimes people want to believe that if we don’t think about something, it will disappear…

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Why Do People Become Anorexic? Disordered Eating Explained

Anorexia, bulimia, and other types of eating disorders affect millions of Americans. However, many sufferers usually remain undiagnosed because they don’t know it’s a problem…

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What Are the Effects of PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a condition that affects people from all walks of life, not just those in combat. You may have heard of this condition, but you don’t know much about it, and you have questions. Here are some answers about the effects of PTSD including one of the most common ones, “Is depression common with PTSD?”…

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How to Speak with Loved Ones About Your Mental Health Diagnosis

It’s estimated that about half of Americans will experience a mental illness in their lives. This statistic becomes even more worrisome since many people will never get treatment for their condition. Those who do receive a mental health diagnosis often gain a sense of clarity regarding what they’ve gone through. Discussing the issue with loved ones, though, can prove burdensome.

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Redefining Normal After a Mental Health Diagnosis

A mental health diagnosis can change a person’s life. Fortunately, it’s possible to get back to normal. And when it isn’t, it’s possible to redefine “normal.”

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How Much Stress Is Too Much: Knowing When to Seek Help

You’ve likely dealt with a few stressful situations today even before stumbling upon this article. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Around 60% of Americans say they become stressed or worried on a daily basis. Experiencing stressors is a normal part of living, but at what point do these feelings make up too much stress?

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