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I Need to See a Therapist Today: What Should I Do?

I Need to See a Therapist Today: What Should I Do?

It’s important to have a strong support network of people you trust to be there for you when you need help. You may have some close friends and family that you trust with mental health discussions. However, they can’t provide treatment in the same way a therapist or...

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Common Psychiatric Disorders: Statistics & Treatment

Common Psychiatric Disorders: Statistics & Treatment

Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States will have a mental health condition in any given year. Almost half of us will meet the criteria for a mental health condition sometime in our lives. Now we understand that mental wellness is something people need to develop...

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10 Signals That Your Loved One May Be Severely Depressed

10 Signals That Your Loved One May Be Severely Depressed

Recognizing when a loved one is depressed can be very tricky. What’s severe to one person will look different to another — for instance, someone with major depressive disorder (MDD) and ADHD could have trouble concentrating or remembering things on a daily basis. To...

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Lightfully’s Teen IOP: What to Expect

Lightfully’s Teen IOP: What to Expect

Maintaining mental wellness is a huge part of teens staying physically healthy — and yet, mental health treatment has been clouded by stigma, misinformation, misunderstandings, and negative portrayals in movies and TV. Many people don’t know that there are levels of...

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Is Major Depressive Disorder Considered a Disability?

Is Major Depressive Disorder Considered a Disability?

To fully answer this question, we must recognize that the concept of “disability” carries different meanings and connotations in different social contexts. Some have seen disability as a disqualifier or “less-than.” However, many people with disabilities claim it...

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