Mental Health & Wellness Articles

“That is a brilliant idea!” You have said this yourself or heard others say it. I think I have a brilliant idea for you. Are you facing down the long shadowy hallway of the holidays? Possibly you are attempting with all your might to ignore it. But this could be one of your... Read More >>
Psychological research on past crises can help people cope with the daily — sometimes hourly — newsflashes about the coronavirus.The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered the world into uncharted waters, and researchers, health-care workers and public health authorities are scrambling to keep up. “It’s a rapidly changing landscape,” says University of California, Irvine, psychologist... Read More >>
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests - stress and depression. And it’s no wonder, the holidays present a dizzying array of demands - shopping, cleaning, family dynamics and expectations, to name just a few. Here are some steps you can take to prevent the holiday season to overwhelm you and find peace and... Read More >>
A Remedy for LonelinessBy Timothy R. JenningsHave you ever struggled with loneliness? Have you ever been in a room full of people but felt isolated, disconnected, alone? Have you been tormented by an uneasiness within, a feeling that something isn’t right, a restless longing to fill some emptiness deep inside? And have you... Read More >>
One of the most integral components of a person’s health is the mind.Your mental health is inseparable from your physical health. While this might be obvious to many, it is still an incredibly stigmatized topic of discussion. This is especially true for men, who are often ridiculed for daring to talk about mental... Read More >>
Stigmas related to a person admitting to need psychiatric care typically account for why people are reluctant to seek mental health services. However, there is another, perhaps more powerful, inhibitor stopping people from seeking treatment for mental disorders: a fear of therapy.The media depicts a very stark picture of mental health treatment, especially... Read More >>
What if everything we’ve thought about addiction is wrong?In the following video, author Johann Hart challenges our common beliefs about addiction, concluding that we’ve got it all wrong.Hart cites a fascinating study wherein researchers put two water bottles into rat’s cage: one with plain water and the other heroin-laced. The rats quickly drink... Read More >>
I never felt good in my own skin. I suffered from low self-esteem for many years. Started drinking at age 12. Soon I was smoking marijuana. My dreams of an education and career were constantly sabotaged by my poor choices. To make matters worse, I was diagnosed with bipolar at age 30. Life... Read More >>
Beautiful Minds was featured on the front page of the Auburn Journal last week. Several patients volunteered to share their recovery stories. Our team is thrilled to know that the intensive outpatient program is making a difference in the Auburn community.You can read the article here:Beautiful Minds provides therapy, psychiatry, and wellness classes for those struggling... Read More >>
Brian Phillips* couldn’t get his hands to stop shaking. The tremor was so bad he couldn’t hold a fork to his mouth without using both hands. His doctor referred him to a neurologist, who immediately recognized the tremor as a side effect of Brian’s lithium medication. “Tell your psychiatrist he needs to wean... Read More >>
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