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Delray Beach Program Gives Mental Health Patients a Home Away From Home

For over a year, social worker and therapist Michelle Sgarlato has been coordinator of the Welcome Home Program at Delray Community Center at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave, caring for 20 men and women with long-term mental health conditions. Despite a severe lack of funding, the service is free to the community year-round Monday through Friday. The program consists of socialization opportunities, psychiatr...

Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

Catching an eating disorder early on can be key to treating and stopping it. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to see the signs of one forming. Warning signs of eating disorders can be psychological, physical, or behavioral. It can be especially hard to notice warning signs of eating disorders as the person with it might not know they have one, they might not want to stop, or they could be going...

Tips For Embracing Your Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety it can feel like it’s always there, always watching and waiting. You may try to ignore it or you may try to push it away. Sometimes, it can be best to embrace your anxiety. Anxiety is your body’s way of alerting you that something is wrong, so here are some tips for embracing and learning how to listen to your anxiety. Tip #1: Let it in Letting your anxiety in can be a f...

Questions You Should Ask Your Psychiatrist

Making the decision to go see a psychiatrist is a big step. Once you overcome that obstacle you may start to panic about finding the right therapist for you. It’s a big decision for sure- you’re going to be opening up and sharing information the other people, even those closest to you, might not know. If you’re looking for a new top psychiatrist in Florida be sure to ask these questions. “What are...

Mental Health Advocate Passes: Remembering Dr. Burton Hutman

The year 2016 has been plagued by the death of many influential, important and well-known people. We lost many, from musical icons like Price and David Bowie to feminist icon and actress Carrie Fisher. There’s one person that also passed last year, a man not well known to the general public but who has nonetheless made a huge impact in the state of Florida. Dr. Burton Hutman is responsible for mod...

Treatment Options for Depression

Depression is a heavy, isolating thing to live with. Luckily, there are multiple treatment options available once you have received a diagnosis. Not every option will work for everyone, which is why it’s so great there are a variety of treatments available. From medication to psychotherapy or a combination of both, there’s a treatment option out there for you. Talk Therapy Talk therapy consists of...

Understanding the Different Types of Depression

One of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that there is only one type and that if affects everyone the same. In reality, there are multiple different types of depression and everyone experiences different symptoms. Severity and depression are the two biggest factors in determining if someone has clinical depression and what kind. Major Depressive Disorder  Someone feeling depressed for...

Eating Disorders: Understanding the Different Diagnoses

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly common in our society today. These disorders are serious emotional, mental and physical problems that have life threatening consequences for both females and males. To help you understand a little more about eating disorders, we’ve outlined some of the three most common eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa              Anorexia is characterized by inadequat...

Child Locked in Psych Ward For Tantrum

In the state of Florida hospitals, psychiatrists and people have the ability to commit patients in psych wards for up to 72 hours for evaluation if they are perceived to be a danger to themselves and others. It’s called the Baker Act and since its implementation, it has saved countless lives. Recently, though, a 6-year-old boy was locked up for three days in a psychiatric facility in Jacksonville,...

Signs That You Might Have OCD

Are you a neat freak, super organized or have personality quirks? These things describe a lot of people. With OCD joked about so often and no standard diagnosis for it, it can be hard to tell when someone really has it. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by obsessive thoughts and compulsions. With OCD these thoughts and actions are due to persisting needs rather than personality prefere...

More Mental Health Resources Needed in Orlando, Florida

The wife of an Orlando police officer is lobbying for changes that could help first responders who deal with the emotional demands of the job. Right now, police, firefighters and paramedics don’t get paid if they have to take time off to deal with psychological issues that are developed on the job. Realin’s husband, Orlando Police Officer Gerry Realin, has been off the job for most of the last yea...

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