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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.

woman slumped to the floor against a wall with her hands in her hair - panic disorder
Panic Attacks Most of us have had the experience at one time or another. Everything is going along fine, and suddenly a wave of panic seems to wash over us and makes us feel like we are drowning in a bottomless pool of stress and anxiety. The trigger can be anything. Or nothing at all....
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dark haired young woman in subway station having anxiety attack - generalized anxiety disorder
The word “general” can be kind of confusing. We have a good sense of what it means when used in a military context: a general is a high-ranking officer with lots of power and responsibility. But in other contexts, the word is a little vague. What, for example, do we mean when we say “generally...
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painting of two silhouettes of people sitting back to back in chairs - Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is a challenging diagnosis to understand and even more difficult to live with. People who have this diagnosis often struggle to manage their symptoms and may act in ways that push away the people around them. Onset Timing Can Be Challenging An added challenge of this diagnosis is that onset often occurs in...
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senior woman in very dark room looking out window - major depression
Depression: What Is It? In everyday conversation, people tend to toss around the word “depression” fairly freely. This isn’t too problematic most of the time, but it is important to remember that “depressed” is not just another word for “sad.” Instead, depression is a category of mental health disorder—and that category includes a range of...
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beautiful smiling woman of mixed ethnicity outdoors in a park - physical and mental health
When we are struggling, we can feel hopeless. It can seem like everything is going wrong and there is no way out. For folks who are dealing with a mental health disorder—depression, anxiety, any trauma-based disorder, etc.—this sense of hopelessness can be completely overwhelming. Feeling Overwhelmed Sometimes we feel overwhelmed because we want everything to...
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crop of hand using remote control for television - media
Do you know a news junkie? Someone who is obsessed with keeping up with the latest headlines and the smallest details of every major story? Maybe the news junkie is you. Despite the flippant name (after all, the word “junkie” is an insensitive way to refer to someone who suffers from a substance use disorder),...
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senior man in office rummaging through desk looking for something - decluttering
You are probably familiar with certain pop culture figures who insist that we would all be better off if we spent some time determining whether the objects in our homes bring us joy. If the answer is no for any given object, these folks suggest, we should let that object go. By doing so, we...
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female executive holding yoga mat and sneakers while she takes a call on cell phone - burnout
Making a Living Our jobs can be sources of great satisfaction in our lives. If you have built a successful career doing work you find meaningful, you are on the right track. And if that work also gives you an opportunity to collaborate with people whose company you enjoy, even better. But let’s face it:...
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group of older adults in group therapy - outpatient
Finding the Right Fit While inpatient treatment is an effective option for addressing substance use and mental health disorders, it is not right for everyone or every situation. There are any number of reasons—work or education responsibilities, childcare needs, and more—that entering a treatment facility for an extended stay may not be feasible. Fortunately, Peak...
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stunning Colorado landscape - Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is located in one of the most beautiful settings to be found anywhere. But when you are struggling with a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder, it can be easy to not see all of the natural beauty nearby. In fact, those struggling with things like depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress...
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