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The Aftermath of COVID-19: Managing Pandemic Stress Two Years Later

The Aftermath of COVID-19: Managing Pandemic Stress Two Years Later

If you’ve turned on the news lately, you may have noticed fewer stories about the pandemic. It seems Covid-19 restrictions, safety protocols, and urgent fears are being tossed out rather quickly. It’s nice to start to return to “normal,” see faces again, and engage in previously enjoyed activities such as dining out, traveling, and gathering …

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Finding Effective Treatment for Depression While It’s On The Rise

Finding Effective Treatment for Depression While It’s On The Rise

Depression has been on the rise in US adults since the start of the pandemic. Data tells us that depression rates among adults tripled in early 2020. In 2021, it was estimated that 1 in 3 adults in America was impacted by depression. In fact, major depression has increased by 28% in adults.  Unfortunately, this …

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Searching for “Outpatient Detox Near Me?” We’re Here to Help!

Searching for “Outpatient Detox Near Me?” We’re Here to Help!

Hey, Google, find “Outpatient Detox Near Me?”   If this is you, Bright Harbor Healthcare may be exactly what you are looking for! What is Outpatient Detox Outpatient detox is a medical treatment program for adults who have become physically dependent on a substance. If you want to safely detox your body from a substance without …

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How to Deal With Relationship Stress This Valentine’s Day

How to Deal With Relationship Stress This Valentine’s Day

Here it comes again! The annual day of celebrating relationships and love with cards, candy, and flowers. We’re talking about Valentine’s Day. It may be a holiday of fun, excitement, and love for some; however, it can also highlight for many people the stress of being in a relationship. But don’t worry! Let’s figure out …

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Upside-Down Energy: Exploring The Nurtured Heart Approach

Upside-Down Energy: Exploring The Nurtured Heart Approach

Created by Howard Glasser in the early 1990s, the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a widely-applied method that has changed the lives of caregivers, teachers, mental health professionals, and the “kiddos” they are caring for.  This relationship-based approach was originally developed when working with behaviorally, emotionally, socially, or academically challenged. Keep reading to learn more …

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New Year Mental Health Tips: Starting the Year With a New Mindset

New Year Mental Health Tips: Starting the Year With a New Mindset

“Well, it’s groundhog day, again.”   Bill Murray famously said these words while playing Phil Conners in the classic film Groundhog Day. In a similar fashion, it’s the New Year, again. Yes, that means we enter another year dealing with a global pandemic, however, it also means another year of possibilities and opportunities to achieve your …

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How a TMS Center Can Help Effectively Treat Your Depression

How a TMS Center Can Help Effectively Treat Your Depression

At a TMS Center, individuals are treated for major depressive disorder. TMS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, for depression is becoming a leading and innovative treatment for depression, effectively providing relief that lasts.   Did you know that an estimated 6.7 % of US adults are suffering from major depressive disorder each year?  Many of these adults will …

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Managing Mental Health and the Holidays: Lessons Learned from the Rose Family

Managing Mental Health and the Holidays: Lessons Learned from the Rose Family

We know what you’re thinking: what does Schitt’s Creek have to do with mental health and the holidays? Let us explain. If you’ve ever watched the Netflix comedy Schitt’s Creek, you’ve met the ever so fascinating, highly entertaining, and loveable Rose family: Johnny, Moira, David, and Alexis.  As the previously wealthy Rose family finds themselves …

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The Evolution of Wellness and Integrated Care in the Community

The Evolution of Wellness and Integrated Care in the Community

By now you’ve probably heard the news that Ocean Mental Health Services has become Bright Harbor Healthcare.  One month ago, the leading community provider of mental health, behavioral and addiction services, and integrated care in the community changed their name.   But why the name change?  As William Shakespeare asked over four centuries ago: “What’s in …

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Quiet No More: Substance Abuse Awareness and Reversing the Silence

Quiet No More: Substance Abuse Awareness and Reversing the Silence

Did you know that the largest number of drug overdoses were recorded in 2020? More than 93,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses. Given this staggering number, it is crucial that we raise substance abuse awareness. What is Substance Use Disorder? Substance Use Disorder is a complex condition where a person has an uncontrolled …

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