Behavioral Health News

Why Mental Health Is Vital During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we all continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many of us feel pressure to stay home at all costs. And while following proper social distancing guidelines is important, so is taking care of your mental health. Even in the midst of a public health crisis, you should prioritize and highly value your mental well-being....
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7 Tips for Enjoying a Sober Holiday

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy time together with family and friends. Unfortunately, they do also come with their fair share of stress, presenting a significant challenge for people in recovery. Between unrealistic expectations,  financial strain, unhealthy eating, and busy schedules, you may feel more vulnerable to relapse. But, if you’re newly...
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Heroin Addiction Treatment: Florida’s Opioid Crisis Plan

Florida is in the midst of a heroin crisis, with the epidemic showing no sign of stopping. While state efforts are underway to stop the widespread use of heroin and other opioids, people who are already addicted desperately need quality heroin addiction treatment. Sadly, many people don’t feel comfortable entering heroin treatment programs because they...
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Dual Diagnosis Treatment: 5 Common Questions

If you struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, your addiction recovery plan might not look like traditional addiction treatment. Instead, you may need dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment is a specialized approach used to address addiction and mental health issues simultaneously. Here are answers to five common questions you might have: Table...
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What Is the Baker Act?

Springbrook Hospital is a Baker Act-receiving facility in Hernando County, Florida. But what is the Baker Act? If you’re unsure, we’ll address any questions you might have about this Florida law. Table of Contents What Is the Baker Act?Baker Act Procedures The First 72 hours What Happens After 72 Hours? Get the Treatment You Need What Is the...
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Do You Need Outpatient Mental Health Treatment?

You aren’t alone if you’re struggling with a mental illness. You aren’t alone if you think you need professional help either. One in eight adults receives mental health treatment. The question is, what kind of treatment is right for you? Scheduling an appointment with a therapist is a good place to start, but for many,...
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Inpatient Mental Health Facilities: 3 Must-Know Facts

How much do you know about inpatient mental health facilities? You may have a vague idea of how they work, but do you fully understand how inpatient treatment helps those suffering from mental illness? Before you start an inpatient program, the feeling of not knowing may scare you. We’re going to help you overcome that...
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Best Behavioral Hospitals in the Gulf Coast of Florida

Life with mental illness is seldom easy. You might sometimes find yourself with exacerbated symptoms that make daily functions seem impossible. In moments of crisis like this, you will need a helping hand. There are a variety of reasons why you or your loved one might need behavioral health services. Older adults, people in mental...
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