What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition that impacts a person’s beliefs and perceptions around their body image. Those suffering with BDD are overly concerned about what they perceive as flaws in their appearance and/or different parts of…

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful
Connecting as a family is more important than ever now during this time of uncertainty. But even with families spending more time at home together, bringing everyone to the table to enjoy a peaceful meal can still be quite a...

Beyond Concussions: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Beyond Concussions: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Spring is back in session and baseball and soccer are underway at virtually every school and college. While these sports may not cause the majority of head injuries, undoubtedly the coming months will bring an increase in the incidence of…

Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

Tackling common myths about eating disorders. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice; they are mental-physical illnesses that affect individuals of every age, race, ethnicity and gender. Seriously affecting health and sometimes fatal, these illnesses severely affect a person’s eating behaviors. However, it is very important to know that eating disorders are treatable. And, the sooner an eating disorder is detected, the better the chance for recovery.

When Teens Need More Than Outpatient Therapy

When Teens Need More Than Outpatient Therapy

With our Adolescent PHP program, teens receive expert, intensive and structured daily care a teen would experience in the hospital while they are still able to return home each evening.

Recognizing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Recognizing the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a treatable serious mental illness. It can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, mood and overall functioning. Formerly known as manic-depression, bipolar disorder is marked by dramatic shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. People with this disorder…

Bullying Prevention: What to Know

Bullying Prevention: What to Know
Bullying prevention is perhaps more important than ever in today's digital era, where cyberbullying in particular is a major source of stress for kids and parents as well as school administrators . Bullying in all its forms should be taken...

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, set aside to support and connect with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as to create more awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting...

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For every story...