Exercising beyond the Number on the Scale

If you’re anything like the average American, you spend about eight hours at a desk every day (at least), typing away and staring at a screen. Some days you probably feel like a sluggish, mindless automaton. When you’re not working, you’re likely doing just about anything to take your mind off the fact that you’ve been working for the man all week (we see you, Netflix bingers). In our...

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Subsets of OCD (Scrupulosity, Relationship, Safety)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a debilitating neuropsychiatric condition that can result in significant distress and daily disruptions for those affected. When people think of OCD, certain habits often come to mind first: compulsive hand washing, checking, counting, cleaning and checking again. If you can think of OCD in terms of froyo flavors, these behaviors would be considered garden...

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Why People Struggle to Get Into Treatment for Mental Illness

There are several reasons why people with mental health concerns struggle to get into treatment, but fear may be the most dominating factor. Coming to the realization that you need to ask for help when your mind is telling you, “I should be able to do this on my own!” can be frightening and difficult to overcome. This is just one of many potential roadblocks, because as you may have guessed,...

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The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illnesses

Do you know that three out of four people with a mental illness report that they have experienced this stigma? Stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. In this case, the stigma surrounding mental illness goes well beyond the patient in question – it’s societal, personal and often affects families in drastically fearful ways. We...

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