Mental Health

According to the CDC, “1 in 5 Americans will experience mental illness in a given year.”[1] Most people are aware of common mental health issues, like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, other mental health concerns are less discussed. Personality disorders are a type...

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions, affecting 40 million adults every year.[1] There are several different types of anxiety disorders and each one of them can make it difficult to function properly in...

A narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance. People suffering from this condition go to great lengths to receive attention and validation. Often, this causes them to lack the ability to understand or care about other...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by recurring and unwanted thoughts (obsessions). People get rid of these thoughts by engaging in compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors like hand washing, checking on things, or counting. The obsessions and compulsions that people deal with...

When you lose someone you love, you experience a feeling called grief. Grief is a natural response to loss and it can cause feelings of sadness, hurt, and deep sorrow. While experiencing grief after the death of a friend or loved one is normal, some...

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.”[1] Living with an untreated mental health condition can be difficult, exhausting, and lonely. There is a wide range of mental illnesses that individuals suffer from, each one...

When you think of the consequences of substance abuse, you probably imagine poverty, homelessness, crime, and health issues. While addiction can cause all those things, long-term drug abuse can also trigger mental illnesses. If you have a genetic predisposition to certain mental health conditions, abusing...

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “An estimated 4.4% of U.S. adults experience bipolar disorder at some time in their lives.”[1] Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by mood swings combined with shifts in energy and activity levels that cause you...

Dissociative disorders are mental health conditions that involve issues with memory, identity, emotion, perception, behavior, and sense of self. When you suffer from one of these conditions, it is common to feel like you are disconnected from your own body and struggle with memory issues...