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How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Health

Talking to Your Children About Mental Health & Wellness Mental health is a spectrum that people move up and down throughout their lives. Sometimes you …

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How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Health

Talking to Your Children About Mental Health & Wellness Mental health is a spectrum that people move up and down throughout their lives. Sometimes you …

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5 Ways to Support Your Mental Health

5 Simple ways to Support Your Mental Health & Wellness millions of Americans have been asked to stay home in hopes of slowing the spread …

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Self Care Bulletin – May 8

MOTHER’S DAY IN THE TIME OF COVID – 19 Mother’s Day can be sensitive or downright painful for many people even under the best of circumstances. …

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Self Care Bulletin

GROUNDING TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING ANXIETY In these days of the COVID-19 outbreak, some waves of anxiety are easier to ride than others. Grounding techniques are …

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Self Care Bulletin

“DOSING” ACTIVITIES FOR BETTER STRESS RELIEF In the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and response, many of us are experiencing increased fear and anxiety as …

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How Complex Childhood Trauma Lingers into Adulthood

Many adults experience anxiety, depression, and relationship problems influenced by complex childhood trauma. It can be difficult for adults experiencing these mental health symptoms to …

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Why So Many Military Veterans Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

Military veterans make personal sacrifices to protect their fellow Americans’ freedoms, and some encounter the most hostile, harshest places on earth in doing so. Veterans …

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The Connection Between Exercise & Happiness

Exercise Improves More Than Just Physique The benefits of regular physical activity are well-documented, and include improved sleep, improved overall mood, strengthened immune system and …

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5 Ways to Boost Your Teen’s Emotional Resilience

Help Your Teen Bounce Back After Difficult Times Resilience is necessary in all stages of life, but the earlier we learn it, the healthier we …

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5 Keys to a Healthy Relationship

Compatibility is Only the Beginning A healthy relationship is one in which both partners want and put effort toward a long-lasting connection. Regardless of your …

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Understanding Panic Attacks & How to Manage Them

Panic attacks are difficult and often scary experiences. For those who struggle with this symptom of anxiety, there is hope for addressing it skillfully. The …

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Daily Gratitude Practices to Promote Mental Health

The benefits of practicing and living in gratitude are well-documented. People who are living in a state of gratitude are likely to experience increased positive …

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Family Mealtime & Disordered Eating

When family mealtimes are a source of stress and anxiety for someone suffering from an eating disorder, it creates tension and discomfort for those involved, …

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Balancing Mental Health and Family Obligations

When Family Obligations Are a Source of Stress and Toxicity The family systems we are raised in have significant impacts on our development and ability …

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5 Ways to Prioritize Wellness in the New Year

At the start of a new year, many people create a list of resolutions or intentions. These can vary from making travel plans, to learning …

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Self-Care During the Holidays

Protecting Your Sobriety and Preventing Relapse The holiday season comes with unique stressors and schedule disruptions that other seasons don’t often bring. With holiday get …

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5 Ways to Navigate Grief During the Holidays

Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season The holidays can be an incredibly difficult time to navigate grief and loss. While many are overjoyed to …

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Key Differences Between Inpatient & Outpatient Substance Treatment

When most people hear the word “rehabilitation,” they often think of a live-in facility where people reside for months at a time. However, not all …

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How to Talk to Loved Ones About Substance Use

When we are concerned about the people we care about, starting a conversation may be necessary – but that doesn’t make it easy. It is …

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Healing from Trauma After a Natural Disaster

In recent weeks, Butte County has seen what natural disasters can do to the lives, livelihood, and well-being of entire communities. The Camp Fire has …

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How to Support a Grieving Friend

You may feel powerless and unsure what to do if someone you love is walking through a season of grief, but you have the power …

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Signs and Signals of Borderline Personality Disorder

What to Do if You Identify The Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Before reading any further, be advised that borderline personality disorder is a …

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Benefits of Partial Hospitalization

What Is Partial Hospitalization? Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) provide intensive care for people experiencing acute behavioral health issues. As the name suggests, recipients receive care …

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Benefits of Gratitude for Your Mental Health

Gratitude Changes the Way You Relate to the World Around You Gratitude is an often-undervalued component of a positive worldview and a greater degree of …

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Help?

What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a specialized program designed to serve individuals who have difficult-to-treat health issues, helping them reestablish …

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How Tapping into “Wise Mind” Improves Mental & Emotional Health

What Is Wise Mind? Wise Mind is a concept fundamental to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It is the balanced part of the person that comprises …

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Is Your Drinking Harming Your Family?

How to Know if Your Alcohol Use Is Affecting Your Family Life It is often very challenging to admit that substance use is creating problems …

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How to Support a Loved One During Recovery

Substance use problems are often a sensitive subject among friends and families, and most people aren’t sure how to talk about it, much less provide …

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When Substance Use Becomes Problematic (And What to Do About It)

Drug and Alcohol Use Can Quickly Become a Life-Threatening Problem Many people use substances occasionally or in small amounts. However, it is not uncommon for …

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How Group Therapy Supports Recovery

Common Misconceptions About Group Therapy You’ve probably seen at least one sitcom or movie in which group therapy is depicted as awkward, perfunctory, and less …

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Signs You May Be Struggling with Alcohol Use

Behavioral Health Care & Therapy in Northern California If you’re reading this, it may be time to get help. Many people wait until their alcohol …

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Tips for Making Your Home Conducive to Sobriety

How to Minimize Triggers at Home Whether you are working through an outpatient substance use program or living in a residential treatment facility, your home environment can …

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Why Some Psychiatric Drugs Don’t Work as Well as Others

Factors that Hinder the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Drugs Anyone who has been treated for a psychiatric disorder knows how challenging it can be to find …

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Is My Teenager Using Drugs?

Signs Your Adolescent Child May Be Using Drugs Is your teen behaving suspiciously, as if they are hiding something? Do they spend a lot of …

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How to Talk with Your Child About Cutting and Self-Harm

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that teenagers and young adults who engage in self-harm are 25% more likely than their peers to die by suicide within …

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Parenting a Child Through a Mental Health Crisis

Given the deeply personal nature of our relationships, many parents are at a loss for what to do when their child displays signs of mental …

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3 Ways Family Therapy Improves Behavioral Health Treatment

Mental health challenges neither occur in a vacuum nor heal in a vacuum. People experiencing behavioral health challenges may not realize how powerfully their mental …

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Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Help with PTSD

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that makes it very challenging for affected individuals to recover after witnessing or …

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Is Group Therapy the Right Fit For Me?

Myths and Facts About Group Therapy Many people steer away from group therapy because they do not understand it. This is not surprising, given the …

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Is it Time to Seek Behavioral Health Treatment?

Signs You May Benefit from Mental Health Care Unfortunately, many people do not turn to mental or behavioral health care until they have hit rock …

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3 Things to Ask Your Psychiatrist if You Are Considering Medication

How Long Will it Take for the Medication to Be Effective? Sometimes medications can take months to have a noticeable impact on your life. Knowing …

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What if Antidepressants Don’t Work for Me?

You may have to test out a few different treatment options before finding an effective remedy for your depression. With the availability of multiple medications, …

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Is There a Connection Between Depression and Allergies?

Understanding the Correlation Between Allergies and Depression Untreated allergies can make you miserable. Between the coughing, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes, you may feel like …

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Tips for Parenting an Adolescent with Anxiety

Where Does Anxiety Come From? Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stressful situations, and being nervous or anxious in some situations or seasons of …

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More than Moodiness? How to Know if Your Teen Is Suffering from Depression

The teenage years are already fraught with hormonal, emotional, and social challenges, and tend to be difficult for even the most stable, healthy kids. Because …

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Local Spotlight on Running Brave: The Race to End Suicide

On March 31, 2018, the Therapeutic Solutions team will be at One Mile Recreation Area for Running Brave Chico: The Race to End Suicide, as …

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Is Electroconvulsive Therapy Safe?

Despite its consistent positive effects, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) gets a bad rap. The practice began in the 1940s and, in its early days, caused injury, …

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Can Morning Rituals Calm Anxiety?

While you might brush your teeth every morning before starting the day, you might not have a precise morning routine to rely on. For some, …

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Does Sunlight Help with Anxiety?

Scientists have been studying the connection between anxiety and sunlight, finding in many cases, that sunlight levels are linked to anxiety and possibly panic disorder. …

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Understanding Alternative Mental Health Care

Alternative approaches to mental health care rely on more than just therapy sessions and medication to solve the problem. They include an emphasis on the …

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Why Communicating About Mental Illness Can Be Difficult

People can be extremely hesitant to bring up the topic of mental illness. Sometimes this reticence has to do with their unfamiliarity with the illness …

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Can ECT Treat My Depression?

For many suffering from depression, finding the right combination of medication can be a struggle. Some are prescribed medication for months, only to have their …

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What Is Parts-Therapy?

Parts-therapy/parts work therapy is the concept that our personality is composed of a number of various parts from our subconscious. The goal of parts-therapy is …

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Good Behavioral Health Means Good Overall Health

Substance abuse and mental health disorders threaten the health, longevity, and productivity of Americans every day. From anxiety and depression to hypertension and diabetes, the …

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How Do I De-Stress My Body & Mind?

Activities like mediation and yoga are popular ways for people to relieve stress. But what if those activities aren’t your thing? Worry not! Improving the …

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Do I Need Help With My Recovery?

Recovering from addiction or substance abuse can be daunting if you’re trying to get sober. Most addicts seeking sobriety begin their journey with either Alcoholics …

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How Do We Overcome the Stigma of Mental Illness?

Although mental illness is a common condition among Americans, the stigma surrounding the issue can sometimes make accepting a diagnosis or treatment difficult for some …

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Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Cause Anxiety?

Recent research from neurobiologists at Oxford University has uncovered evidence of a potential link between the bacteria in our gut and the quality of our …

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Can Art Therapy Help Your Mental Health?

Have you ever wondered if art therapy could be a helpful tool for treating mental illness? A new study conducted by The Health Technology Assessment …

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How Much Do You Know About Depression?

Depression can take many forms, which is why it is important to be able to identify the signs of this common condition. Did you know …

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What Does Self-Actualization Mean?

Self-Actualization occurs when a person is able to fully take advantage of his or her talents while being mindful of their limitations. Colloquial usage of …

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March Is National Sleep Awareness Month! Learn About the Importance of Good Sleep Hygiene.

According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleeping problems, and these issues affect individuals of …

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Starting Over After a Relapse

One thing that we always stress to everyone trying to overcome addiction—recovery is an ever-evolving and growing process. It does not end when your treatment …

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Pregnant Women and the Fight Against Addiction

At Therapeutic Solutions, we understand that many pregnant women are currently dealing with addiction in many forms. We know that kicking an addiction is one …

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Is a Diet Pill Addiction an Eating Disorder?

Diet pill addiction has become a serious issue in recent years, particularly for those who are suffering from an eating disorder. This is because most …

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How Do Drugs Alter the Brain?

Most of us are already aware that drugs have a tremendous effect on the brain. Many people feel a “rush” from drugs, of course depending …

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The Use of Marijuana & Rehab

Undoubtedly, the 2016 election brought to light many controversial issues that face our nation. One of those matters involved the discussion of whether or not …

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Understanding Transgenerational Trauma

Some life events are so difficult and overwhelming that they seem unbearable to the sufferer. That burden is often carried in part by family members, …

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Codependency & Self Care

Codependency is defined as “excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction.” In …

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Impacts of Adolescent Substance Abuse

What are the consequences of substance abuse on young people—particularly, those going through adolescence? Adolescence is typically defined as the period between the ages of …

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Cannabis & Mental Health

As cannabis continues to be legalized across the U.S. and becomes more and more accessible for people and patients alike, it is important to understand …

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Managing Depression & Mental Health During the Holidays

Depression affects more than 14.8 million adults in the U.S. For those struggling with depression, the holiday season can be anything but the most wonderful …

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Increased Risk for Suicide Following Hospitalization

There are numerous factors that put a person at a higher risk for suicide. Among those include depression, substance abuse, previous suicide attempts, and tragic …

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