Tag Archives: mental health

Articles regarding different mental health conditions

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.

Roadblocks to Mental Health Help

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By Bobby Shriver In recent years, mental health awareness has taken a larger foothold upon our mainstream consciousness, leading to more people having the courage to get the help they need. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adults receiving mental health treatment increased from 2019 to 2021. And […]

When a Good Mood Is a Sign of Suicide Risk

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By Mandy Parsons According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 48,000 people died by suicide in 2021. The number of people who contemplated committing suicide was significantly higher, at approximately 12.3 million American adults. Why have suicide rates increased nearly 36% from 2000-2021? A study published by the National Library […]

Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Believe They Have Mental Illness

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By Wesley Gallagher Having a loved one who struggles with mental illness is difficult, especially if they don’t believe they have a problem. It’s hard to watch someone exhibit signs of mental illness who does nothing about it. But the reality is that most people have to decide for themselves to get help. As a […]

How Do Antidepressants Work, and When Are They Not Enough?

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By Bobby Shriver Depression has become a widespread condition in America today. Consequently, more and more people are being prescribed antidepressant medications. In fact, the number of antidepressant prescriptions in the US rose 18.6% in 2020, according to FierceHealthcare.com. With the rise of depression medications, depression and its treatment are increasingly under the microscope. If […]