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What is a Moral Injury?

What is a moral injury? As you might guess from the name, it’s an injury or wound not to your physical body, but to your conscience or sense of personal ethics. A veteran’s organization defines it this way: “Moral injury is when one feels they have violated their conscience or moral compass when they take …

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Can Your Environment Affect Your Mental Health?

Understanding How Your Environment Affects Your Mental Health The environment affects your mental health in diverse and sometimes unexpected ways. Broadly defined, your environment includes the surroundings and conditions you live in, and it can impact you through both physical and psychological means. These are some of the many environmental factors that can affect your …

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The Science Behind Genetics and Mental Health Disorders

Understanding the Relation Between Your Genetics and Mental Health Disorders How genetics and mental health disorders overlap is a topic of ongoing research. There are things we know and things we’re still figuring out. There does seem to be a genetic component to some common mental health conditions, but genetic influence certainly isn’t the only …

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What is the Fawn Response?

People pleasing and trauma may not immediately seem to be connected, but for many, they are. We can respond to traumatic events in a lot of different ways, and if the techniques we use to manage them are successful, at least in the short term, they can become patterns. There are four primary ways to …

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Coping with COVID: Managing the Mental Strain

It’s no secret that the impact of COVID-19 has been significant, both to societies and individuals. We’ve had to adjust routines and expectations, take on new responsibilities, and manage stress caused by anxiety and isolation. Some people have had to face the death or serious illness of loved ones or manage their own physical symptoms. …

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Does Alcohol Effect Anxiety and Depression?

People drink alcohol for many reasons, including consciously or unconsciously trying to address the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can work temporarily, which is why people continue to do it. Unfortunately, however, it can be counterproductive over time and leave people more anxious and depressed than before they began to drink.   Alcohol, Moods …

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“Hey, Babe? Let’s Talk” Getting Depression Help for a Spouse

Getting help with depression starts with identifying it, which isn’t always as easy as it sounds. It’s not always clear when a low mood is a typical sadness or grief and when depression has taken hold. Sometimes depression hides behind other emotions like anger, which makes it harder to identify.   These are some signs …

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Feeling Behind in Life? It Could Time to Heal Your Trauma

Mental health treatment centers understand the importance of dealing with and healing trauma. Things that happened years or even decades ago can have a continuing influence if they’re not addressed and can keep you from moving forward and meeting your goals. Sometimes it’s easy to connect your current challenges to a past event or ongoing …

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Feeling Impulsive? It Could be Your Mental Health

Feeling Impulsive? It Could Be Your Mental Health Most of us can remember a time in our lives when we behaved impulsively and faced the consequences as a result. But what happens when impulsive behavior becomes excessive? For many, impulsive behaviors are a symptom of an unmanaged mental health disorder.    Isolated incidents of impulsivity …

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Self-Harm

A key symptom of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is that individuals have trouble managing their emotions effectively. They feel things deeply, and their moods may change rapidly. It differs from other disorders involving unstable moods, such as bipolar disorder, in that mood states in BPD may only last a few days or even just a …

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