Why SAD is More than Just the “Winter Blues”

Most of us are probably familiar with the concept of the “winter blues”. It’s a theory that when the colder months approach, the accompanying environmental changes can trigger very sudden mood responses. And, during the winter season, these sudden fluctuations can have a serious impact on mental health. Most people who experience these fluctuations chalk …

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What to Know About Mental Health Awareness Day

It’s Mental Health Awareness Day, an annual awareness event dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of mental health — and celebrating all of the progress that we’ve made so far! As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mental Health Awareness Day is held every year on October 10 and is an opportunity for …

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dTMS vs rTMS: Deep TMS vs Repetitive TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment for various mental health conditions that uses magnetic fields to regulate the activity of brain structures. Two major forms exist, dTMS and rTMS, which share many surface-like similarities, but ultimately provide their own unique benefits.  TMS Therapy has been proven to provide patients with beneficial results, but …

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What Is Secondary Traumatic Stress?

When analyzing trauma on a complete, holistic level, and understanding how it can affect any particular person in a variety of ways, an often overlooked and undiscussed form is secondary traumatic stress.  Also known as vicarious trauma, second hand trauma, PTSD by proxy, and secondary PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STS) has been especially prevalent …

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