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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week spans October 4 through October 10. While this is not necessarily National Depression Awareness Week, it is the ideal time to talk about depression, including what it is and why people need to take it seriously. If you suffer from depression, the most important thing for you to know is that… Continue Reading Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

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6 Signs You Have a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Are you concerned that you or someone you love is showing signs of having narcissistic personality disorder? Maybe you have seen personality changes in a family member or friend. Or you have struggled to maintain healthy relationships or have had negative experiences at work or at school recently. Before seeking treatment for a personality disorder,… Continue Reading 6 Signs You Have a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10th. What are you doing on this day to celebrate mental health and well-being? For many people, commemorating this day may involve taking a bit of time off from work or just de-stressing in some manner. For others, especially those working through mental health issues, there is help… Continue Reading How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

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10 Things To Seek in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnosis treatment allows individuals who are struggling to get help for both a mental health condition and a substance use disorder. That’s important because an estimated 53 percent of those with drug addiction and 37 percent with alcohol use disorder also have an underlying mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety.… Continue Reading 10 Things To Seek in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

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Similarities and Differences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

There are significant similarities between bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and there are differences, too. That is one reason why it is essential to get a diagnosis from a mental health professional like those at Westwind Recovery® to ensure you get the proper treatment. Learn more about the similarities between PTSD and bipolar… Continue Reading Similarities and Differences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

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10 Celebrities Managing their Mental Health Disorders

If you are struggling with mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, it can feel isolating. You might not know others who face the same challenges, especially since many individuals prefer to keep their struggles private. This can add to the stigma around mental health issues. However, a number of celebrities have… Continue Reading 10 Celebrities Managing their Mental Health Disorders