Behavioral Health Blog

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10 Mental Health Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram

What if scrolling through Instagram could lift your mood and improve your mental health? If you follow the right accounts, that’s exactly what you get. There is a whole world of Instagram influencers talking about mental health and busting the stigmas surrounding it. We hope you’ll follow @LifeStanceHealth on Instagram, but we know we’re not the only ones producing excellent content about mental health.…

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Group Therapy vs. Support Group: What’s Right for You?

In both group therapy and support groups, people in similar situations get together and work toward improving their mental health. So, what’s the difference? And how can someone determine which type of group best fits their needs? To find out, we chatted with licensed therapist Aimee Smrz, Ph.D. Dr. Smrz works in our offices in Massachusetts and helps patients cope with a wide variety…

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LifeStance CMO Featured in Treatment Magazine

Anisha Patel-Dunn, LifeStance CMO, was recently featured in Treatment Magazine, sharing her insights about how Americans are handling their mental health during the pandemic. “The real surprise here is the disconnect between how much people are feeling the mental health impact and how difficult it is for them to articulate that,” says Anisha Patel-Dunn, DO, a psychiatrist and the chief medical officer at LifeStance.…

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Military Suicides are Rising Sharply

A new report shows that the rate of suicide among active-duty service members rose by 20 percent in just the last year. These stark numbers come after many years of rising suicide rates in military personnel, but 2020 shows the fastest increase in quite some time. High-ranking officials, researchers, military families, and mental health professionals all want to understand the issue. Hopefully, by getting…

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Affirmations to Improve Your Self-Esteem and Confidence

Some research suggests that as many as 85 percent of people struggle with low self-esteem. If you think negative, unhealthy things about yourself, you’re certainly not alone. If you struggle to build your confidence, you may have heard that affirmations can help. Though it feels awkward at first, reciting positive affirmations to yourself often can improve your mental health in many ways. It’s one…

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3 Ways Pandemic Stress is Different From Other Types of Stress

If you’ve browsed social media at all in the past few months, you’ve almost certainly seen several people joking and posting memes about how 2020 has been the worst year. While the jokes make people laugh, they also speak to something many people are experiencing this year: chronic stress at emergency levels. As a country, we’re dealing with several major crises at once, including…

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Healthy Habits to Support Your Depression Treatment

Depression is a serious mental health condition that requires professional care. Each person with depression is unique, and treatment plans should be tailored to each person’s needs. Professional care for depression can involve psychiatric services, therapy, or a combination of both. These methods are effective for many people, though it might take time to feel relief. If you have a care plan for depression…

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LifeStance CMO Offers Advice to Business Insider Readers

LifeStance CMO, Anisha Patel-Dunn, offered some advice to people struggling with anxiety and depression at work. Her advice was recently featured in Business Insider. "Be as honest and as candid as you can be. Many managers and supervisors are experiencing the same emotions and/or have loved ones struggling with these issues," the psychiatrist told Business Insider. Read the rest of her advice over at…

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Living with Anxiety? Watch Out for These Common Comorbid Disorders

In the United States, approximately 6.8 million adults and many children live with a condition called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which many people refer to simply as “anxiety.” If you are one of these millions, you already know what it means to struggle with your mental health. Unfortunately, living with anxiety means you are more likely to live with other mental health disorders. These…

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Quotes to Inspire Your Depression Recovery

Treatment for depression demands strength and courage you never knew you had. Sometimes that strength comes from the larger community, your mental health care providers, your friends, or your family. Often, it comes from within. But sometimes the inspiration to keep going comes from knowing that others have been there and come out the other side to tell the tale.   View this post…

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