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Mental Health

On this page you will find a listing of all Peak View Behavioral Health blog articles in the mental health category.

smiling man in therapy session with smiling female counselor - cognitive behavioral therapy
Sometimes a word or phrase isn’t very specific. Take, for example, “football game.” Is it a professional football game? A college game—and if so, in what conference and division? A high school game? Are we sure we’re talking about American football? Or could we be talking about arena football? Or Canadian football? Or soccer? Therapy...
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You Are Not Alone - NAMI Suicide Prevention graphic
First Things First If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—and unfortunately, there is plenty to be aware of. The statistics surrounding suicide are stark. Here is just a partial list from the National...
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dogs jumping on woman volunteer at animal shelter - boredom
We all get bored from time to time. We all have those moments when absolutely nothing seems like fun. We get tired of the daily grind, we don’t have any good ideas for breaking out of our cycle, and even the things we know we enjoy somehow just aren’t very appealing. Generally speaking, the feeling...
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person holding mug of coffee and writing in journal while sitting outdoors - journaling
Have you ever considered keeping a journal? Maybe you like the idea but don’t have time. Maybe you connect journaling with a young person’s diary, describing their latest crushes and drawing little hearts over each and every letter lowercase i. Or maybe you picture some hipster sitting in a coffee bar writing down their latest...
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black sleeping mask next to old fashioned alarm clock - sleep
Quality Sleep Hey, how tired are you right now? Odds are, given the extremely busy lives we lead and the various stressors that we are subject to, you are pretty tired right this very minute. It may take you a moment to realize it, since for many of us, ongoing tiredness is just our everyday...
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painting in reds and oranges depicting mental health issues - two heads/silhouettes overlapping - co-occurring disorders
What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Substance use disorders and mental health disorders are often co-occurring—which means that a person may be struggling with both at the same time. This is understandable, of course. A mental health disorder may lead someone to use dangerous substances in order to moderate or mask the symptoms of the mental health...
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senior African American couple - woman comforting man - older adults
The Golden Years We like to think of our “golden years” as a time when we can finally relax and enjoy life. We might take up a new hobby. Maybe we’ll travel. We’ll spoil the grandkids. We’ll read the books and watch the movies and eat the food we have been too busy to enjoy....
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young man smiling and talking on phone while at home on couch - loneliness - quarantine
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, many of us have remained shut up in our homes for weeks on end. Maybe we’re under quarantine with a few family members. Maybe we’re home with just our significant other. Maybe we’re cooped up with just our furry and feathered friends to keep us company. Or maybe we’re...
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closeup of mug and journal with writing and drawings - pandemic - anxiety
Without doubt, a global pandemic would occupy a high spot on any list of things that might increase a person’s anxiety. Whether you are staying home to stop the spread of the virus or are working on the front lines in an essential job, it is likely you are experiencing some level of anxiety even...
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distressed young woman on couch at home looking down at phone - substance use and mental health disorders, COVID-19
If you are struggling with substance use and mental health disorders during this public health emergency, you may feel trapped. You may feel trapped in your home. You may feel trapped in an endless string of online meetings. You may feel trapped in a job that makes you feel unsafe at this time. Feeling Boxed...
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