Florida Public Schools Set Up Mental Health Conferences

  In an effort to focus more on mental health, Duval County Public Schools recently held two mental health conferences. Mental health has been receiving increasing focus in society and media lately. Duval schools wanted to send the message to their students that social, emotional, and mental needs are just as important as academic success. These conferences were specifically held in May to co...

How To Help Someone Having A Panic Attack

Having a panic attack is a frightening experience- the word panic is in there for a reason. Knowing how to help someone experiencing one can be extremely helpful. Florida psychiatrists say there are a few simple things you can say and do to help someone through the experience. What To Do It’s important not to add to the stress when someone is going through a panic attack. Here are few ways you can...

Anxiety vs. Panic Attacks

  While panic and anxiety attacks are seen as interchangeable events that mean the same thing, in reality, they are very different. Being able to identify the differences between these two can help with getting the right treatment. Differences While panic and anxiety disorders and attacks share many similar symptoms, they are clinically very different. Panic disorder is usually the cause of a...

Mental Health and the New Health Care Bill

The political climate in the United States has been tense and controversial this past year. The state of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare, has been a big focus for the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency. After an initial failure to implement a new health care bill, Republicans have finally succeeded. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, a conservative o...

Netflix’s New Show Has South Florida Schools Worried

Netflix is known for their binge-worthy shows. Their latest release, 13 Reasons Why, is no different. It has taken the world by storm, but unfortunately not only for good reasons. The show follows the aftermath of a student, Hannah, who committed suicide. Before she passed she left behind 13 tapes explaining why she killed herself. The show follows her friend Clay as he makes his way through the t...

Warning Signs of a Bad Psychiatrist

Finding a top Florida psychiatrist can be easy. But sometimes you end up with a bad one, or at very least the wrong one. Finding a psychiatrist you like and trust is important to getting help. Sometimes it simply comes down to patient-therapist chemistry. Other times it is just due to an inexperienced or inpatient psychiatrist. Here are some warning signs to look for a bad psychiatrist. Time Stick...

Lady Gaga & Prince William: The Unlikely Pair Fighting For Mental Health

  What happens when music royalty and, well, real royalty get together? It sounds like the opening to a joke but in this case, it isn’t. Prince William and Lady Gaga have joined forced to combat the stigma surrounding mental health. Their aim is to encourage young people to speak up on mental health issues. The British royal family has been a long supporter of mental health. Just recently Pri...

Why You Should Share Your Mental Health Story

Even in 2017 mental illness has a taboo to it. The stigma is still very much alive. But it doesn’t have to be. Florida psychiatrists say that sharing stories about mental health, discussing diagnosis, and having conversations about mental illness are important. These not only reduce the stigma and get people talking but they can greatly help those that have mental health problems. Reduces Shame Ha...

Signs Your Child May Be Abusing Drugs And Alcohol

Experimentation is a natural part of growing up. As a parent, finding the delicate balance between letting your children experiment and guiding them can be difficult. They need to learn from their own mistakes but you also don’t want them to make mistakes that will haunt them. Many adults with addiction problems can trace it back to childhood and teenage years. To make sure your child doesn’t have...

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