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The Importance of Addressing Young Adult Mental Health Issues

Young adults are people who are young but still have emotional growth to do. So, the age group for these…

Some Tips for Coping With Anger Issues

Everyone gets angry from time to time. It’s a natural, human response to certain situations that alarm and upset a…

Addressing Emotional Dysregulation in Mental Treatment is Important

Emotional dysregulation is something that’s often a symptom of mental health issues and is important to address during treatment in…

Different Types of Addiction Treatments to Consider

Addiction treatment may look different for every person who’s struggling with substance use disorder. This is because the addiction experience…

Essential Life Skills That Are Important to Learn for Mental Health

While mental health treatment helps individuals understand their mental health issues better and develop healthy ways of coping with symptoms…

What is Self Regulation and How Can it Help Mental Health?

Self regulation is an important part of gaining mental health stability. So, it is an important thing to practice for…

Supporting Mental Health in College

Many young adults feel that the normal pressures of college combined with the pandemic have had a negative effect on…

Minority Mental Health

July is National Minority Mental Health Month, a time to continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell who worked…

Managing and Minimizing Daily Stress

As we recognize Stress Awareness in April it is important to have a deeper understanding of stress and how it…

Mind the Gap Between High School and Independent Living

Gap years are continuing to be a growing phenomenon. According to the 2015 Gap Year Association National Alumni Survey report,…

Social Unrest and Parenting Teenagers

By Michael Losoff, PhDStaff PsychologistDirector of Adolescent Services Yellowbrick We are all struggling to absorb the intense and frightening social…

Navigating quarantine with your teenager

By Bryn Jessup, PhDDirector, Family Services & Systems,Yellowbrick In Illinois, the governor’s stay-at-home order has meant that you and your…

Can Negativity Make You Sick?

All the worry and fear about the coronavirus may make you wonder if a positive or negative outlook can have…

Paradigm Shift and Youth

By Michael Losoff, PhDStaff Psychologist, Director of Adolescent Services Yellowbrick A book that has had a vivid impact on me, even…

Online as Effective as Classroom Learning

Tracey Reaves, M.A.Coordinator of Adolescent Education and Clinical ServicesYellowbrick Are you afraid that school closures from COVID-19 are going to…

Humans are the most experience dependent species that has ever existed on the planet.

Our brain depends on its experiences to build itself. Our genes lay a blueprint, but they actually only contain a…

Vaping

By Marc Sandrolini, MD E-cigarette use, commonly known as vaping, gained rapid popularity after hitting the US market in 2007….

Psychiatric Hospitalization & Safety: Inpatient, or In the Patient?

David Baron, MD A recent article in the LA Times “How to Reduce Suicides on the Psychiatric Ward” offered a…

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain

U.S. Department of Health & Human Service Office of the Surgeon General Content last reviewed on August 29, 2019 I,…

Going off to and at College: Parents and Emerging Adults in Transition

Jennifer Dunitz-Geiringer, JD, MSW Education and Career Specialist Yellowbrick It is the best of times and it is the worst…

Survey Reveals Factors Behind Millennial Burnout

Now that millennials are well into adulthood, the topic of “burnout” – a sense of chronic physical and mental exhaustion…

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.

    PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.

    ADHD

    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.

    OCD

    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.