Entries by Keri Siebrasse

How Does Alcohol Use Affect My Mental Health?

Choosing to consume alcohol recreationally is a decision everyone must make for themselves. Research by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) explains that 85% of adults eighteen years and older reported that they have consumed alcohol at least once in their lifetime. There are a wide variety of reasons that people choose […]

How to Get Help if You Have ADHD

When experiencing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), life can seem overwhelming. It is normal to experience impulsivity, and to reach out to get the help you need is also something you shouldn’t be ashamed of doing. Living with ADHD can affect how you go about daily life. Your interactions, daily activities, and ability to adapt […]

What Is Acceptance Therapy?

When it comes to outpatient mental health care treatment, evidence-based psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is often at the core. A person struggling with a mental health issue can gain skills and tools through a wide range of therapy options, such as acceptance therapy or acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is a form of one of […]

The Benefits of Talk Therapy and Group Therapy

When you are experiencing a mental health disorder, taking the first step in getting help is brave and great for your health. However, with so many different forms of treatment out there, it can be hard to decide which treatment programs and options are right for you. Deciding between talk therapy and group therapy can […]

Is a Partial Hospitalization Program a Good Fit for Me?

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are an intermediary step between outpatient care and full hospitalization for individuals struggling with their mental health or other disorders. When an individual commits to a PHP, they will have structured care that usually includes daily therapy sessions and access to a variety of support groups. The rest of their time […]

What Should I Know About Mild Neurocognitive Disorder?

Mild neurocognitive disorder (mNCD) is also known as mild cognitive impairment. It is a mental health disorder that occurs most commonly in older adults or individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Mild neurocognitive disorder causes mild cognitive changes to a person’s cognitive functions, such as difficulty remembering things. It does not typically affect […]

How Can I Have Better Communication in Recovery?

One of the most important factors in our ability to achieve goals and operate effectively within our communities is communication. The purpose of communication is to convey information and develop understanding between yourself and another person. Being able to communicate well is especially important when dealing with a mental health concern. Talking with your healthcare […]

What Does an Intensive Outpatient Program Look Like?

Mental health conditions affect everyone differently. The level of care required depends entirely on the individual’s needs and ability to adapt a treatment program to their lifestyle. Mental health treatment plans are established on a case-by-case basis. If you are trying to decide what level of care you need, there are a variety of treatment […]

Top 5 Benefits of Meditation for Anxiety

Anxiety can be a hard mental health disorder to cope with. Oftentimes, people go undiagnosed because anxiety is a part of everyday life. However, if you are experiencing severe anxiety, it may be time to get the help you need to cope with and manage your symptoms in a healthier way. Using meditation can help. […]