Co-occuring disoders

10 Suicide Warning Signs: What Should You Look For

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Published on: September 1, 2021

There is no better time than now to talk about the warning signs of suicide—September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a leading cause of death, and sadly it is increasing. It is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, the fourth leading cause among people ages 34-54, and the fifth leading cause among people ages 45-54. It impacts all ages, genders, and nationalities. Half the battle in preventing suicide is knowing what to look for. It can be easy in our busy lives to overlook warning signs, especially when we don’t know they are warning… Continue Reading This Article

Let’s Talk About Co-occuring Disorders or “Dual Diagnosis”

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Published on: December 1, 2016

Co-occurring, or “dual diagnosis,” is a term frequently used in the mental health field but what does it really mean? A client who is classified as having a co-occurring diagnosis is someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol and/or has a dependence on such substances, and also a mental health disorder (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.). The addiction often stems from a client using their drug of choice to cope with the symptoms of the mental disorder. For example, someone suffering from an anxiety disorder might use alcohol to calm his or her nerves. Justin’s Struggle With Substance Abuse… Continue Reading This Article