How to Help Someone Who is Having a Panic Attack

  If a friend or loved one is one of the millions of Americans who have panic attacks, it can be challenging to know how–or whether–you can help. If your loved one is in the middle of a panic attack now, stay as calm as possible and take the following five steps:   Ensure their […]

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Do You Love Someone With Depression? Here’s What You Need to Know

  Approximately 7.1 percent  of the adults in the United States have experienced at least one episode of clinical depression. In fact, depression is so widespread that it is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. With statistics like these, it’s likely that you or someone you know will experience depression at some point.   If you’ve never been through a…

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Racial Trauma: What It Is and How Can You Heal From It

  Each July, the mental health community recognizes Minority Mental Health Month. During this month, we shine a spotlight on mental health issues and how they affect the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. Perhaps one of the most pervasive of these issues is racial trauma, but it’s not discussed nearly enough.   Learning about what racial trauma is and healthy coping mechanisms…

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Can Telehealth Be Used to Treat PTSD?

Approximately one in every 11 people will live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Despite the prevalence of this disorder, a lack of awareness persists in many social circles. That’s why we take the time to honor PTSD Awareness Day each 27th of June. If you are one of the millions of people in the United States living with…

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How to Talk to Your Family About Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. While Lifestance is always dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of mental health, we believe it’s important to honor this month by paying special attention to spreading the truth about this topic. We hope that people everywhere will take this opportunity to speak with their loved ones about mental health, particularly any challenges…

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4 Ways PTSD Affects Daily Life

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that affects approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States. Though commonly linked to combat veterans, this disorder can affect anyone who has survived or witnessed a traumatic event. In general, PTSD causes people to have intense thoughts and feelings related to a traumatic event long after the event ends. These thoughts and feelings can manifest…

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5 Ways to Manage Anxiety During Quarantine

To say that these are unprecedented times would be an understatement. Between COVID-19, the resulting economic impacts, and safer-at-home orders, people across the country are experiencing anxiety like never before. The uncertainty about how and when this all will end only serves to worsen the fear and anxiety. While you cannot control the worldwide spread of the virus or other people’s reactions, you can…

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