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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.

Let the Games Begin: A Commitment to Play Supports Your Mental Health Every now and again, a game seems to take the world by storm. Think of Dungeons & Dragons. Or Tetris. Or Pokémon Go. Or Wordle. Then there are the games that seem as if they are foundational parts of the world. Chess. Mahjong....
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adolescent boy talking to a therapist
Medication and Therapy: When It Comes to Mental Health, Think ‘Both/And’ – Not ‘Either/Or’ Often, it seems like most everything in life is about making a choice between one thing and another. You can go to the concert or the game on Friday night, but you can’t do both. You can go on that dream...
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Balanced Recovery Program
A substance use disorder certainly knocks your life out of balance. Everything that has been important to you—all your goals, hopes, and plans—is suddenly upended by drugs or alcohol. It can feel as though you will never be able to find your way back to your old life. In fact, it may feel like your...
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Photo by Pixabay: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-with-white-sunvisor-running-40751/ - Working Out
Everything in life has an impact on your mental health. On the one hand, that probably seems pretty obvious. On the other hand, that might sound a little overwhelming.  But whether you find it obvious or overwhelming, it can be useful to think about it.  Of course, we can’t cover everything in a single blog...
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breathing - meditation - anxiety - coping skills - anxiety attack - mental health
Regardless of anxiety, when we encounter a countdown, we can be fairly sure the status quo is about to change. Think about the shot clock in basketball. The team with the ball has to take a shot before the clock counts down to zero or the other team automatically gets the ball. Think about rockets....
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task, paralysis, to do, to do list, mental health
Most of the time, our to-do list is our friend, and not much of a paralysis. It helps us stay organized and on task. It gives us a place to prioritize projects. And crossing accomplished tasks off the list can be truly satisfying. But sometimes, our to-do list is a source of stress. This is...
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seasonal affective disorder, SAD, mental health, sad
Do you know about seasonal affective disorder? This time of year can feel like that old Simon & Garfunkel song: Hello, darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again. Few of us, however, would likely refer to the increased darkness of the season as an old friend. And for many of us,...
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breathing, deep breath, box breathing, therapy
All of us are breathing nearly all of the time. Breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide is something we do from the moment of birth to the moment of death. And most of the time, it is a fully automated process. That’s a good thing, to be sure. If we had to be...
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