Category archives: Mental Health Guide

Clinical Trials

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If you are taking medication for a mental health or addiction issue, your physician will prescribe medicine based on his knowledge and training as a medical professional. If you are interested in being part of a clinical trial, you may indicate this idea to him. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, fda.gov, drugs that undergo prec[...]

Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia

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s we get older, our bodies change: our eyesight becomes poorer, hearing may become more difficult and we have less physical stamina each day. Mentally, we may struggle to remember things or we might forget appointments. But how do we know when an aging spouse or parent’s forgetfulness is a sign of something worse, like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? “Wh[...]

There's Always Hope

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The term addiction is often used casually: “I’m addicted to Instagram …” “I’m addicted to tattoos,” or “I’m totally addicted to that TV show,” but a true addiction is chronic, progressive and can result in devastation. “An addiction is a maladaptive overindulgence in behavior — in process or in substance — that has become self destructive.” This defini[...]

Responding to Self-Injurious Behaviors in Youth

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ntentional self-injurious behaviors by young people naturally create panic and dismay among parents and professionals wanting to help stop these behaviors and find solutions. As a clinical therapist in a residential treatment facility working almost exclusively with adolescents for the past eight years, I have noticed an alarming rise in the number of youth [...]

Youth, Suicide and How You Can Help

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early everyone has been affected by suicide, and while it is a tragedy that certainly needs to be addressed, Greg Adams, licensed clinical social worker and program coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Bereavement at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, wants to be certain the topic is addressed properly. “Certainly and unfortunately the rate of sui[...]

Out of the Darkness

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uicide prevention became a topic of discussion when Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council. Since then, local media have addressed the topic and a number of rallies have been held, and our company has chosen to address the topic as well. While suicide is difficult to discuss, it’s a subject that must be talked about. “Ther[...]