How to Evaluate Online Health Information

It’s well known that most people go online to find health information. In fact, 80% of Internet users have searched for health information online. However, there’s great variability in the quality and reliability of online health information. While some is from top-notch health care organizations, other information can be misleading and even harmful. How can … Read more…

10 Healthy Benefits from Your Next Vacation

Are you ready for a break, a holiday, a sabbatical, or a vacation? Whatever you like to call it, I know I sure need one. As I write this, I’m getting ready to head out for a much-needed family vacation. It’s interesting to look at the comparison between the amount of vacation typically offered in the US … Read more…

Psychotherapy Works!

Chances are good either you or someone you know has participated in psychotherapy. In psychotherapy, you and a trained mental health professional work together to help you reduce distress, feel better and work toward achieving your personal goals. But how well does psychotherapy work? I still run into folks who question whether psychotherapy is really … Read more…

7 Myths about Physical Restraints in Psychiatric Facilities

We’ve probably all seen movies such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (starring Jack Nicholson), where an individual with a mental illness is placed in a straitjacket in a psychiatric hospital due to being aggressive or out of control. These images are often disturbing and hard to forget. Further, they perpetuate the myth that … Read more…

How to Identify Your Personal Strengths

Much has been written about the importance of finding and developing personal strengths as a vital part of the overall process of recovery when dealing with mental health or substance use issues. This is in contrast to an illness-based approach which has typically focused first on cataloging symptoms and problems associated with a person’s illness. … Read more…

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