Child going through a mental health evaluation with a counselor.

What Is A Child Mental Health Evaluation? The Info You Need To Know

When your child struggles in school or at home, it can be difficult to know why. As a parent or caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help, so a qualified professional can offer the expert insight that you’re looking for into your child’s mental health needs.

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Employees participating in a workplace counseling session.

Problem/Resolution Counseling and Support in the Workplace

Disclaimer: In this post, counseling refers to a “short term problem resolution session,” since there is no treatment plan or diagnosis involved in these meetings/sessions. 

In small doses, stress can be a great motivating force to work harder, make improvements, and focus on future accomplishments. Large amounts of stress, however, can overwhelm and impair one’s ability to function and also negatively impact well-being – sometimes to the point where it can have severe health consequences.

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Patient receiving acupuncture for anxiety treatment.

Acupuncture: Can It Help Treat Anxiety?

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine used for thousands of years, is actually one of the most common complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety.

In this article, we’ll go over what acupuncture is, how it works, and whether or not it can help with anxiety—and if so, how. We’ll also cover some specific types of anxiety that might benefit from acupuncture treatment as well as how complementing your current treatment plan with acupuncture could improve your overall health and well-being.

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Doctor and patient discussing treatment options.

Keys To a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

Strong relationships are made up of equal parts trust and communication. And, those same elements are required to create a good relationship with your primary care doctor, too.

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Group of people at an AA meeting.

Should You Try The 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)?

The 12 steps of AA are the core of the Alcoholics Anonymous approach to recovery from alcoholism. The program was developed by co-founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (who were both recovered alcoholics) with input from other members. The idea is that when an alcoholic admits that they have a problem and agrees to follow certain guidelines for living a sober life, they will eventually be able to eliminate their need for alcohol or other drugs entirely.

While developed for alcoholism, the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous’ philosophy can be used for other addictions, and many of the principles have been adopted by other organizations. For example, Narcotics Anonymous is for those struggling with substance abuse. Read more

New mother struggling with postpartum depression.

Postpartum Depression (PPD): What It Is & How To Get Help

Many women feel overwhelmed with joy and excitement when they find out they are pregnant. They prepare for the eventual changes to their body — and the baby’s arrival. But for some women, pregnancy can bring about unexpected emotions like sadness or anxiety, which can be signs of postpartum depression (PPD).

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Individual with back pain visiting a chiropractor.

When Should You See a Chiropractor?

We will all experience minor neck pain, back pain, shoulder problems or hip discomfort at some point in our lives. It can stem from day to day stress or an old injury. Either way, chiropractic care can help relieve the tension that has built up by realigning the joints that have become misaligned.

In fact, chiropractors can help patients with a wide range of injuries and conditions. If back pain, decreased range of motion or neck pain (or another musculoskeletal issue) is preventing you from living your life, seeing a chiropractor might be worth considering. Here are some signs that an appointment with a chiropractor may be necessary:

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Caregiver talking with their child about mental health.

Understanding and Explaining Mental Health To A Child: Know the Signs & How To Help

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Let’s repeat that together; mental health is just as important as physical health!

Now more than ever, parents and caregivers need to talk to their children about what it means to have good mental health. Mental illness is a serious condition that affects mood, thinking, and behavior. It can make it hard to do everyday tasks and enjoy life. So, how do you maintain an open line of communication with your kids? Here are some ways to get the conversation started when it comes to explaining the importance of mental health to your child. Read more

Doctors collaborating at an integrated healthcare facility.

Top 4 Benefits of an Integrated Healthcare Model

Integrated healthcare is a team mindset for providing high-quality, patient-centered health services that are coordinated and delivered in a cost-effective manner. The integrated healthcare approach involves a personal physician or care team who knows the individual, who coordinates with other providers and specialists when needed, and who can help the patient navigate the complex healthcare system.

With integrated healthcare, you have one primary physician who delivers healthcare services and acts as care coordinator for a team of medical professionals that work together to treat you. When a team of healthcare professionals is fully aware of your health conditions, they can coordinate a healthcare delivery system and develop a full complementary treatment plan for disease management, patient wellness, and overall better health outcomes. Read more

Person receiving counseling through an employee assistance program.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): Get Started Today!

If you run a small business, it’s important to keep your employees happy – especially in a post-pandemic environment where competition is fierce when hiring and retaining a workforce.

No matter the industry, employees are looking for competitive salaries and good health plans/benefits, which can include an employee assistance program. EAP services support the well-being of your staff and ultimately affect their productivity and morale at work—which is good for both parties involved! Read more