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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.

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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man sitting outdoors during winter - seasonal affective disorder
The days are getting shorter, and we are spending more time in the dark. It is dark when we get up in the morning and dark when we come home at night. If it happens to be a grey day, it can seem like we won’t ever see the sun again. Seasonal Affective Disorder For...
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small green plant growing up through crack in concrete - resilience
“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” So says philosopher Alain de Botton, and we think he is on to something. Resilience is an essential trait—especially for someone addressing a mental health disorder or working hard to maintain their sobriety after treatment. But what exactly does it mean to be resilient? And...
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woman's hand forming the shape of a heart against a bright red background - values
Choosing where to seek treatment for mental health disorders, substance use disorders, or a combination of the two is an important decision. It can be a challenging one, too. There is a whole range of issues to be considered—from payment options to whether or not the facility is committed to a continuum of care. These...
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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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