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Mental Health Support for Suicidal Ideation

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By Anna McKenzie Suicidal ideation is when you are contemplating suicide. This may involve imagining how you might do it or what the world would be like without you, or fantasizing about ending your pain through suicide. Suicidal ideation can arise from difficult life circumstances such as poverty or abuse, mental illness, poor physical health, […]

What Are Glimmers?

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By Wesley Gallagher Triggers are a common term discussed in recovery. Whether you’re recovering from addiction, mental illness, or the effects of trauma, a key aspect of recovery is understanding, recognizing, and avoiding triggers. But have you ever heard of glimmers? Understanding Glimmers So, what are glimmers?  “Glimmer” is a term coined by licensed clinical […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

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By Bobby Shriver Stress. Anxiety. Toxic company cultures. Overwhelming workloads. Burnout. All of these to some degree represent the current experience for many in the working world. As a result, poor mental health in the workplace is under the microscope as its negative impact takes a toll on working adults. But despite current trends, you […]

Mental Health: Prevention vs. Treatment

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With people suffering from isolation, anxiety, and burnout on a large scale, mental health became a regular topic of conversation in the public sector, reducing the stigma and allowing care options to expand. But as mental health issues remain prevalent, important questions need to be answered: Is mental health treatment enough? What about mental health prevention?

The Transformative Power of Gratitude for Good Mental Health

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By Bournewood Staff The winter holiday season is upon us, and in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress, anxiety, and negativity. But what if there was a simple yet powerful tool at our disposal to counter these challenges and boost our mental […]

Understanding Personality Disorders

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By Mandy Parsons The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that an estimated 9% of US adults have some type of personality disorder. But what is a personality disorder? A personality disorder is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) as “an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Is October 1-7. We can work together to move the dial on stigma. Every year, during the first full week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week shines a spotlight on a critical issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It plays a crucial role in breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, […]

Thriving in College: Tips to Help You Cultivate Strong Mental Health as Campus Life Resumes

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For the college life, whether you live on campus or commute, it’s essential to equip yourself with strategies to maintain and enhance your mental well-being. The college environment, with its academic demands, social pressures, and life changes, can sometimes pose challenges to your mental health. We at Bournewood are here to help you with a few ideas to prioritize your mental health and well being.