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National Mental Health Month
May is National Mental Health Month, a time when many groups and organizations strive to raise awareness of the struggles faced by those with mental health conditions. In spite of the fact that as many as one in every five adults in the United States have some form of mental health problem, there is still a great deal of stigma and shame attached to being diagnosed with mental illness.

National Women’s Health Week
National Women’s Health Week is meant to be a reminder for women to do whatever they can to improve their health. The goal is to spend the week taking steps toward better health. There are plenty of small changes you can make for both your mental and physical health that can make a big difference in your life.

Signs of Depression in Women You Should Watch For
Depression can be mild to moderate, with symptoms including little appetite, difficulty sleeping, lack of interest in daily activities and recurring thoughts of suicide or death. In addition to these overwhelming feelings, several other signs of depression exist. Call (855) 409-0204 to learn about treatment programs.

Why is Borderline Personality Disorder Hard to Diagnose?
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be hard to diagnose because the symptoms of this disorder overlap with many other conditions, such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and even eating disorders. Some of the symptoms of BPD closely resemble these other psychiatric problems and, for that reason, it is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Who is it For?
DBT was developed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD) and is also effective at treating depression, eating disorders, addiction. DBT is ideal for people with complex disorders often difficult to treat due to issues regulating their thoughts and emotions.

World Bipolar Day: A Time to Raise Awareness and Sensitivity
World Bipolar Day aims to raise awareness and sensitivity toward this often misunderstood disorder. It’s celebrated each year on March 30 and aims to provide a platform for global education, open discussion and improved sensitivity.

How To Treat Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Anxiety disorders can be brutal to live with, but they are also responsive to treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well known, well respected and well studied psychotherapeutic technique that is relatively easy to learn and practice.

7 Mindful Books Worth Reading
Mindfulness is a tool that helps people manage a variety of mental and emotional struggles. A great way to learn about mindfulness is to read one of the many books on this topic. This list of mindful books worth reading can help you narrow down the options and find one that is best for you.

When Your Partner Struggles With Depression: Recognizing and Dealing With Depressive Symptoms
Understanding the difference between situational moodiness and serious depression can be subtle. Depression is an illness. Just like any other illness, depression can be mild, moderate or severe and has a set of consistent symptoms that vary a little from person to person.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist
For many women, looking for a therapist is an overwhelming process. Some women find it to be burdensome, only adding to their struggles. This can leave them with more feelings of despair and helplessness, rather than hope. But finding the right therapist can truly make all the difference in the world.

Common Challenges Families Face During Residential Mental Health Treatment
If you have a family member who is about to enter residential mental health treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. How much will I be involved in treatment? When will I be able to communicate with my loved one? Will I be informed of the treatment plan and how things are going? What will it be like for them to be gone? What will it be like when they return?

How to Set Goals for the New Year
An essential part of counseling women with BPD is setting goals, maintaining accountability, and tracking progress. Borderline personality disorder treatment for women is a great place to consider what you want in life and how you will get there.

Winter is Coming: Just the Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder?
How can you tell if you are experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or just the doldrums of winter?

Striking a Chord of Truth
Chester Bennington’s songs are haunting, beautiful, familiar — and they were also a cry for help.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Co-Occurring Alcoholism in Women
Using (or abusing) alcohol to cope with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) creates a vicious cycle of emotional dysregulation.

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Women
How do you know if you might be experiencing a mental illness that should be diagnosed and treated by a mental health professional? Let’s look at some common signs of mental illness to help you figure this out.

What is Comprehensive DBT?
Comprehensive DBT is an evidence-based practice when all components of DBT are part of the treatment plan. If the plan is adapted it becomes DBT “informed.”

The Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are usually intertwined. Therefore, both co-occurring disorders must be treated simultaneously.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Symptoms
How would you know if your mood swings are the result of the changing environment around you or whether they are a symptom of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Explore that and other BPD symptoms in this article.

Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Narcissistic Personality Disorder: How are They Different?
Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder are two distinct mental health disorders, but they are often confused because they have overlapping symptoms. This article explores the similarities and differences between BPD and NPD.

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment: Suicidal Behaviors
The rate of suicide among those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is many times higher than that of any other mental illness. Read how the right BPD treatment can help lower the risk of suicidal behaviors.

BPD vs. Bipolar Disorder: What Is the Difference?
Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder are often misdiagnosed, resulting in improper treatment. Find out why these two disorders are often confused for each other and what actual differences between the two are.

BPD Symptoms: Suicidal Behaviors
Why do so many struggle with suicidal thoughts and attempts when they have Borderline Personality Disorder? Read on to find out.

The Link between Borderline Personality Disorder and Stress
Research explores the link between Borderline Personality Disorder and stress.

The Role of Validation in BPD Treatment
Validation is one of the key skills learned in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Read how this DBT skill can be beneficial in BPD treatment.

DBT Skills: Practicing Mindful Eating (Video)
Five ways to practice mindful eating.

Support for Families of those with Borderline Personality Disorder
Just as important as treatment for the person with Borderline Personality Disorder is support for the families. Find out how to get that support here.

The Importance of Family in BPD Treatment
How to provide support to your loved one in Borderline Personality Disorder treatment.

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