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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 7

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 7

It is the nature of all living things to change. When we stop changing, we stop growing, we stop achieving our potential; basically, we stop moving. In our last blog we have discussed about numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy. A. The […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 6

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 6

There are numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy. Read our previous blogs to know about MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs. MENTAL HEALTH & Strategies for Achieving Better Mental Health A number of authorities have argued that developing programs […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

The risk factors for specific mental health issues are varied and beyond the scope of this blog. The focus here are risk factors that interfere, or will interfere, with mental health and wellness. Read Part 2 to know more about mental health problems. Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide Life expectancy is shortened by approximately 25 […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 450 million people globally suffering from an array of mental illnesses-and the number is growing. Read Part 1 to know what is “Mental Health” Mental Health: The Numbers Discussions about mental health center on three areas: 1) The presence of mental health problems and […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

Good mental health refers to a state wherein we are able to fulfill our potential. It exists when we are able to make contributions to our community and our workplace. Mental Health: What is it? It has long been recognized that there is a close association between our mental health and our physical health. Achieving […]

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Overcoming Mental Health Struggles Requires a Multi-Strategy Approach Using Advanced Behavioral Sciences

| September 12, 2017
Overcoming Mental Health Struggles Requires a Multi-Strategy Approach Using Advanced Behavioral Sciences

The mental health community is lagging behind the other health care sectors; it needs to catch up and embrace the new advanced treatments that are bringing hope to those who suffer. Everything around us is changing at an accelerated pace. Cell phones have become nearly as powerful as many computers. Connecting us to the internet they […]

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Mental Health Struggles Are Rooted In Adverse Childhood Experiences

| September 12, 2017
Mental Health Struggles Are Rooted In Adverse Childhood Experiences

If my parents tell me I am stupid and ugly, I believe them. But if they tell me I can fly-I will grow wings. The major finding in the Center for Disease Control’s ACE [Adverse Childhood Experiences] study wasn’t so much enlightening, as it was confirming. Although our intuition isn’t always accurate, in this case […]

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Why People Find It So Hard to Change

| October 25, 2016
Why People Find It So Hard to Change

We can manage change the easy way or the hard way. By Vic LeBouthillier “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts How many of us have tried to make what seemed like a simple change in our lives […]

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Change is Inevitable

| October 20, 2016
Change is Inevitable

We must manage it or it will manage us. By Vic LeBouthillier “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world.  Information is coming at us at a high speed with value placed on immediacy. Change affects everyone and […]

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The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 2

| October 18, 2016
The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 2

How one couple learned to set healthy boundaries within their marriage. By Vic LeBouthillier In our previous blog, you were introduced to Jim and Judy, a couple struggling to get their personal needs met within their marriage. After realizing that healthy boundaries were never taught to them as children, they felt powerless about making positive […]

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