Bipolar disorder is a mental health issue characterized by periods of mania and depression. Bipolar disorder can go somewhat dormant for long periods. If untreated, thoughts and behaviors can become psychotic or delusional and disrupt interpersonal relationships, employment, and daily activities. Let’s talk about the behaviors to watch for, what can help, and where youRead More
What is Mental Illness, and What Does It Look Like?
Mental illness is characterized by brain-based illnesses affecting a person’s mood, energy level, thoughts, and behavior. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental illness. Although several mental illness-related symptoms have been reported, they vary from person to person. Let’s talk about some common symptoms a person with mental illness can experience, whatRead More
How Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Help You
Developed in the 1960s by Dr. Aaron Beck, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured, time-limited, and goal-oriented type of psychotherapy that numerous studies have proven to be effective for the treatment of a wide variety of mental health conditions. CBT’s basic premise is that it is a person’s interpretation of a situation—and not theRead More