Mental health disorders impact how a person feels and functions, but also, severe mental/emotional crises pose a threat to life itself. At EPIC Health Partners, we are devoted to the stabilization of mental health crises by the most effective means possible. So, we use mobile response services to intervene and get people on the roadRead More
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What Triggers Paranoid Schizophrenia and How Can It Be Treated?
According to reports, about 1.1 percent of the population experience schizophrenia, with paranoid schizophrenia being the most common type of this chronic disorder. Paranoid schizophrenia is characterized by the symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations, which can be debilitating, making the normal life of a person difficult. Let’s talk about the factors triggering Paranoid Schizophrenia,Read More
Can Children Be Diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder?
Major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, is characterized by a constant feeling of sadness and a lack of interest in once-loved activities. Children can indeed be diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and the National Institute of Mental Health reports that its incidence is growing – possibly due to the increasing awareness of its symptoms andRead More
Ask a Therapist: How Does Homelessness Impact Mental Health?
Currently, homelessness and mental health disorders are two serious public health concerns in the United States. Unfortunately, homelessness and mental health issues often occur simultaneously, and homelessness can worsen the mental health concerns. Let’s talk about homelessness, the relationship between homelessness and mental health, and where you can go in Richmond, VA, for world-class mentalRead More
Is a mental health counselor the same as a therapist?
Licensed professional counselors and therapists provide mental health services, but they differ in education and training. A therapist usually holds a master’s degree or higher in counseling, which is not always the case with a mental health counselor. In addition, licensing requirements vary from state to state regarding who can use these titles, what credentialsRead More
What is the Difference Between Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder?
Mental health disorders are highly misunderstood. Most people don’t know the difference between even the most common conditions. Two conditions that are often confused are schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Schizophrenia causes patients to see things that do not exist and hear voices that aren’t real, referred to as hallucinations and delusions. Schizoaffective disorder comes inRead More
What You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder
Formerly called “manic depression,” bipolar disorder involves a dramatic shift in mood, behavior, and energy level that disrupts a person’s life. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 10 million people in the United States are bipolar. The impact of bipolar disorder varies among individuals because everyone who has it experiencesRead More
Common Questions Mental Health Patients Get Asked at Their Appointment
Our mind and body work in coordination, so mental health is a key part of overall health. Having good mental health is more than just the absence of mental disabilities and disorders – indeed, it’s proactively maintaining a balanced psychological state. But that’s easy to say, not so easy to do. Many people deal withRead More
Here’s What to Do When You Think Someone Is Suicidal
Depression is a surprisingly common condition. It can range from mild to severe, and the symptoms can vary from person to person – and even from one period of your life to another. The most alarming symptom of depression is suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts can also occur after a traumatic event or hearing tragic news.Read More