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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.

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The Chaos of the School Year Is Coming to a Close During the school year, it can feel like your family is just barely hanging on. Everyone is so busy all of the time. The adults have their jobs while the adolescents have homework and activities ranging from band performances and football games to debate...
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Relaxation Is Important to Your Mental Health Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t yuck my yum”? It’s a catchy bit of wordplay that has a simple meaning: Don’t tell me all the reasons you think I shouldn’t like this thing that I like. We all know people who love to yuck other people’s yum,...
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Mental Health Support Is Not Limited to Therapy & Medication It is easy to fall into the habit of thinking of mental health care as just two things: going to therapy and taking medication. Maybe you do one of those things or maybe you do both, but either way, we tend to focus on therapy...
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young woman sitting on couch in therapist's waiting room; there is a dog in the room with her - animal therapy
The word “therapy” is often used as a catch-all term. While we tend to recognize a few broad categories of therapy—physical vs. mental health or individual vs. group—we don’t always realize there are many different approaches within the category of mental health therapy. In our mind’s eye, we conjure up the clichéd couch, the serious...
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Individual & Group Therapy for Your Mental Health When a person first enters an inpatient treatment program for their mental health, they may be surprised to discover that the program includes not one, but two approaches to therapy: group and individual. In most cases, individuals will participate in both types of therapy. At first blush,...
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Mindfulness & Mental Health With the recent passing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the topic of mindfulness has been top of mind for many people. Thich Nhat Hanh, a native of Vietnam who was exiled from the country due to his peace activism in the 1960s, did much to bring the philosophy and practice...
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young man of age six to eight sitting on a bean bag, looking quizzically at his therapist - child mental health
Your Child and Mental Health “It’s just a phase.” The phrase “It’s just a phase” must rank particularly high on the list of parental diagnoses of their children’s behavior. If you have children, the odds are pretty good that you’ve said it. If you were a child (and you were, weren’t you?), the odds are...
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Spirituality and Your Mental Health In Douglas Adams’ beloved novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a supercomputer by the name of Deep Thought spends seven and a half million years calculating the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.” The answer, as it would turn out (SPOILER ALERT!), is 42....
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female soldier at cemetery filled with large American flags - mental health for vets
Mental Health for Vets We all know that the people who put on the uniforms of the various branches of the United States military face many dangers. It is easy to think of those dangers as primarily physical. After all, in combat situations, service members face weapons that are designed to do them physical harm—to...
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handsome Black male basketball player holding a basketball and looking down, against a black background - athletes and mental health
Sports are a huge part of American culture, and the athletes who compete are often held up as heroes (or villains if they play for a rival) who are larger than life. They are in peak physical condition, they are adored by their fans, and at the top levels of the most popular sports they...
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