Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an increasingly popular form of therapeutic technique that has a wide range of uses for those with mental health and substance use disorders. At TruHealing Gaithersburg, dialectical behavior therapy is part of many of our clients’ treatment plans. If you’re interested in learning more about dialectical behavioral therapy for substance […]

What Is Self-Harm Awareness Month?

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March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. Self-harm can come in many forms and involves physical, psychological, and emotional elements. Any form of deliberate or purposeful injury that a person causes themselves is considered self-harm or self-injury. If you or someone you care about is engaging in self-harm, they could benefit from self-harm treatment and mental health […]

3 Benefits of Group Therapy

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Group therapy can be a terrific resource for those in recovery. Making connections with individuals who have had similar challenges and life experiences is a reminder that you are not alone in your journey to find lasting sobriety. Group therapy for drug addiction helps clients strengthen their safety net in a situation of mutual respect […]

5 Ways Family Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

5 Ways Family Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

When it comes to family, there can be deeply embedded issues and challenges that can affect the mental health of your spouse, children, and other relatives. Coming to terms with the need for counseling is one of the most difficult steps in the recovery process. Of course, another complicated matter is getting the rest of […]

Why Trauma Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

Why Trauma Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

Trauma is often a core issue behind anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues a person may be experiencing. Trauma therapy works to get to the root cause of psychological issues instead of simply treating the symptoms. Co-occurring disorders that result from traumatic experiences often lead people to seek relief through unhealthy methods such as […]

What Is World Suicide Prevention Day?

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Friday, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day in 2021, a day to reflect on how suicide has become a leading cause of death nationally and internationally. We’re all in this together. We frequently hear about a global economy. In this case, no one is alone when it comes to facing mental health issues. People […]

The Importance of National Suicide Prevention Week

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National Suicide Prevention Week 2021 in the United States will begin on Sunday, September 5, and ends on Saturday, September 11. Dedicating a special week can provide much-needed space for spreading awareness about the dangers of self-harm and suicide in America. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America and has been alarmingly […]

Celebrating National Suicide Prevention Month

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a necessary observance due to the fact that this is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal ideation or talking about suicide, it’s essential that you take the situation seriously. You should then seek help as […]

How Alcohol Addiction Can Impact Your Mental Health

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Alcohol addiction is a complicated disease. It creates physical changes but also can worsen mental health disorders. Addiction can cause those predisposed to mental health disorders to suffer from those symptoms. It may worsen symptoms of an existing depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder as well. At TruHealing Gaithersburg, we offer alcohol addiction treatment and tools […]

Types Of Mental Illnesses

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Mental illness is a challenging problem for many people. It makes life complicated and results in coping issues for those who are afflicted. Not only does it bring stress to people’s lives, but it can also lead to substance abuse. As people attempt to cope with untreated mental illness, they sometimes turn to drugs or […]