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Pharmacogenetic Testing: A Complete Guide

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse drug events (or ADEs) lead to roughly 1.3 million emergency room visits per year. Of this 1.3 million, approximately 350,000 patients need to be hospitalized every year for additional treatment following an emergency room visit.   Researchers believe that pharmacogenetic testing is an

Mental Health Medication: A Brief Overview

  New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 1 in 5 Americans are currently taking prescription medication to help them manage mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.     Although it’s more common than it once was for people to take mental health medications, a lot of people still

How to do a Suicidality Assessment

  According to the World Health Organization suicide is a leading cause of death around the world. In 2019 700,000 people died by suicide. That is 1 in every 100 people.     In young people ages 15-29 they found that suicide is the 4th leading cause of death. They also found that in the

When Do You Know You Need Therapy?

According to a new report from Mental Health America, the number of people in the United States who are looking for help with mental illnesses like anxiety and depression has increased dramatically. In 2020, for example, the organization saw a 93 percent increase in the number of people taking its anxiety screen and a 62

How To Help My Teen Find a Counselor

It can be very challenging to find a good therapist, or any therapist, for your teen. Some teens are very motivated to go to therapy, others are not.   Mental health is just as important in teens as it is any other age group. Below are some commonly asked questions and thorough guidelines to help

Signs its Time to Break Up With Your Therapist

  Sign# 1: You realize your progress has plateaued.   Has it been a long time since you felt you have made progress in therapy? Do you find yourself often feeling worse after your therapy sessions? If you can answer yes to either or both of these questions, it may be time to break up

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

  World Suicide Prevention Day was created in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with The World Health Orgnaization, in an attempt to create international awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.   The WHO classifies suicide as a serious public health problem citing approximately 20 million suicide attempts and 800,000 deaths