Suicide and mental health awareness are discussed now more than ever, but the stigma is still deeply rooted within our society. Ending that stigma will take time but the first step is to talk openly about it. Whether you are suicidal or wondering if someone you love is suicidal, speak up, reach out, just ask!
Mental wellness is vital to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We’ve compiled a list of self-help tips to help manage OCD symptoms.
Overall spending on mental health treatment reached $225 billion in 2019 and that doesn’t include additional indirect costs caused by mental health challenges and depression. Simply accessing mental health care can be prohibitively expensive and usually far exceeds other health costs.
Depression can re-wire the structure and function of the brain creating unhealthy patterns and pathways. Research shows innovative ketamine infusion treatment for depression can rapidly halt and reverse the damage and reconfigure sustained antidepressant effects.
If you have ever experienced depression, chances are that you have been given advice by well-meaning friends, family members, and the world at large to focus on positive thinking.
While belonging to the LGBTQ+ community can be a source of strength, it also brings unique challenges. Members of this community are at a higher risk for experiencing mental wellness conditions — especially depression, anxiety, and suicidality. Many in the LGBTQ+ community face discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment, and family rejection, any of which can lead to new or worsened symptoms.
The percentage of adults taking prescription medication or receiving mental health counseling had risen to twenty-five percent by December 2020– an alarming upward trend that gets even steeper among young adults. The proportion of mental health-related visits to the ER for children ages 12–17 years increased by 31% in 2020.
In six years, we have grown from a single office in Arizona to the largest independently owned ketamine provider for mental health and chronic pain in the United States of America. It’s overwhelming at times to think about what we have accomplished and how we plan to continue to evolve.
When is depression truly resistant to treatment or just difficult to treat? Some psychiatrists suggest “our current [standard] treatments for depression appear to be no more effective than they were 50 years ago”1. Coincidentally the term “treatment resistant depression” (TRD) first appeared 40 years ago.
Live Strong recently published an article titled “9 New Year’s Resolutions Therapists Want You to Make“, featuring KWC Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Diamond.