Tag Archives: mental health

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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Anatomy Of A Panic Attack

GUEST POST – A Psych Student Has A Panic Attack By Justin Matheson Just last year, I finally got around to taking a full course in abnormal psychology. I’m working towards an academic career in psychiatry, so it seems like a good idea, right? I remember when we covered panic disorder thinking, “Huh, that sounds [...]

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Welcome Our New Guest Blogger ~ Maricela, As She Shares Her Experiences With Bipolar and Meeting Britney Spears…

Maricela came onto our  Free Your Mind Radio Show and she impressed us so much with her past experiences with Bipolar Disorder and how she deals with her challenges and is leading the way for herself and others with her own successful recovery. She lives a very happy life now helping others that were in her shoes.  She [...]

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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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Mischelle, a client of the PEI Older program, works through her bipolar disorder

“Mischelle” is a client of the PEI Older program. She was hospitalized at age 74 with symptoms of mania. She has had Bipolar Disorder since her early 20′s, but has always managed her illness successfully and has never needed inpatient treatment. When I met Mischelle in the hospital she was very shaken that her illness [...]

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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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Sacramento County aims mental health effort at hard-to-reach groups

By Grace Rubenstein grubenstein@sacbee.com Published: Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1B Psychologists across the country have grappled for years with a thorny problem: While every demographic group has mental health problems, certain groups tend not to seek treatment. Now, Sacramento County is using an infusion of state cash to try to close that gap locally. The [...]

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