Tag Archives: depression

Study Shows Sleep Therapy as an Aid for Depression

A new study shows that curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery. The study shows that using Cognitive Behavioral Insomnia sleep therapy rather than drugs is very effective in treating depression. Depression affects 18 million Americans each year and more than half of these people are reported to [...]

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A New Study Shows That Teens’ Mental Disorders are Often Left Untreated in U.S.

According to an article in HealthDay News, less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment.  Those that do get help rarely see a mental health specialists. The findings demonstrate a need for better health services for teens, said study author E. Jane Costello who is an associate director at the Duke [...]

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Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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How Your Recovery Can Bloom and Grow

We’d like to welcome  Cathy Taughinbaugh, a Life and Recovery Coach and Founder of Treatment Talk, as our new guest blogger.  We’ve been following her great work and know our readers will benefit from her experience with her own family and others in guiding people through recovery.   Sometimes it’s necessary to reteach a thing its [...]

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“Have a Coke and a Smile” or “Drink a Coke down… and then Frown”?

Remember the old slogan:  “Have a Coke and a Smile”?  Well, a report came out on Tuesday, January 9th, 2013 that drinking sweet drinks, both with sugar and sugar substitutes has shown to increase depression by as much as 30 to 38%. Full disclosure, our household can often be found with Coca-Cola products, especially Diet [...]

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8 Easy Ways To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work for Real Inner Happiness

  Yes, it’s that time of year again all over the world:  many of us are doing our New Year’s promises to ourselves on how we will change, be better, live, lose, love you name it. On our radio show one of our favorite guests we’ve had on in the past, Dr. William Arroyo from the Los [...]

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Nathan initially needed intensive supportive services, but later became a model tenant

Nathan E a transition age client. He moved into supported housing in July 2009 from living ‘independently’ in a dark dingy basement unit struggling with years of substance abuse including heavy meth use. Prior to this he was a resident at Opal Cliff. He initially required intensive supportive services when he first moved in as [...]

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Volunteering to help care for cats helps Leila find her purpose

Leila first started receiving service from the Employment component of the Housing Support team at Community Connection in Spring 2011. She had been very depressed and isolating at home. She wanted to get out of her house and make a difference. She knew she wanted to work with Animals. She loves animals, and has a [...]

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Tony’s success story: TAY therapists help Tony gain trust

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63 “Tony”—When it comes to success stories, there are several clients that I can think of who have had major and minor successes; their being in treatment may have planted seeds that will hopefully grow in years to come.  One such TAY client is Tony, who continues to remain a [...]

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Sara overcomes social anxiety as a TAY client

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PROP 63   Sara has been a TAY (transitional age youth) client since 2009.  Sara has made good progress over the past year. She is now attending school and enjoys taking classes. She has her own apartment with her boyfriend and seems to be able to handle the responsibility that comes [...]

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