Comprehensive & Compassionate Behavioral Health Services in Northern California
    • Is My Teenager Using Drugs?

      Signs Your Adolescent Child May Be Using Drugs Is your teen behaving suspiciously, as if they are hiding something? Do they spend a lot of time behind closed doors? Have you witnessed uncharacteristic ...

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    • How to Talk with Your Child About Cutting and Self-Harm

      The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that teenagers and young adults who engage in self-harm are 25% more likely than their peers to die by suicide within the following year. If your child is ...

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    • Parenting a Child Through a Mental Health Crisis

      Given the deeply personal nature of our relationships, many parents are at a loss for what to do when their child displays signs of mental illness or experiences a mental health crisis. No matter ...

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    • Understanding Panic Attacks & How to Manage Them

      Panic attacks are difficult and often scary experiences. For those who struggle with this symptom of anxiety, there is hope for addressing it skillfully. The first step in addressing panic attacks is ...

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    • Why Some Psychiatric Drugs Don't Work as Well as Others

      Factors that Hinder the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Drugs Anyone who has been treated for a psychiatric disorder knows how challenging it can be to find a medication that works. Sometimes all it ...

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    • Parenting a Child Through a Mental Health Crisis

      Given the deeply personal nature of our relationships, many parents are at a loss for what to do when their child displays signs of mental illness or experiences a mental health crisis. No matter ...

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    • Self-Care During the Holidays

      Protecting Your Sobriety and Preventing Relapse The holiday season comes with unique stressors and schedule disruptions that other seasons don’t often bring. With holiday get togethers, travel, and ...

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    • Local Spotlight on Running Brave: The Race to End Suicide

      On March 31, 2018, the Therapeutic Solutions team will be at One Mile Recreation Area for Running Brave Chico: The Race to End Suicide , as volunteers, runners, and a resource for the community. Here ...

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    • How Do We Overcome the Stigma of Mental Illness?

      Although mental illness is a common condition among Americans, the stigma surrounding the issue can sometimes make accepting a diagnosis or treatment difficult for some people. Many are skeptical of ...

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    • The Connection Between Exercise & Happiness

      Exercise Improves More Than Just Physique The benefits of regular physical activity are well-documented, and include improved sleep, improved overall mood, strengthened immune system and of course, ...

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    • Balancing Mental Health and Family Obligations

      When Family Obligations Are a Source of Stress and Toxicity The family systems we are raised in have significant impacts on our development and ability to cope with life’s struggles. Many individuals ...

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    • 5 Ways to Prioritize Wellness in the New Year

      At the start of a new year, many people create a list of resolutions or intentions. These can vary from making travel plans, to learning new skills, to going to the gym. However, often when we make ...

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    • Why Some Psychiatric Drugs Don't Work as Well as Others

      Factors that Hinder the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Drugs Anyone who has been treated for a psychiatric disorder knows how challenging it can be to find a medication that works. Sometimes all it ...

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    • How to Talk with Your Child About Cutting and Self-Harm

      The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that teenagers and young adults who engage in self-harm are 25% more likely than their peers to die by suicide within the following year. If your child is ...

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    • Parenting a Child Through a Mental Health Crisis

      Given the deeply personal nature of our relationships, many parents are at a loss for what to do when their child displays signs of mental illness or experiences a mental health crisis. No matter ...

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    • 5 Ways to Navigate Grief During the Holidays

      Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season The holidays can be an incredibly difficult time to navigate grief and loss. While many are overjoyed to see the holiday season in full effect, it is not ...

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    • Healing from Trauma After a Natural Disaster

      In recent weeks, Butte County has seen what natural disasters can do to the lives, livelihood, and well-being of entire communities. The Camp Fire has devastated human lives, homes, and businesses, ...

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    • How to Support a Grieving Friend

      You may feel powerless and unsure what to do if someone you love is walking through a season of grief, but you have the power to extend meaningful encouragement and support. However, our best attempts ...

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    • Why Some Psychiatric Drugs Don't Work as Well as Others

      Factors that Hinder the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Drugs Anyone who has been treated for a psychiatric disorder knows how challenging it can be to find a medication that works. Sometimes all it ...

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    • 3 Things to Ask Your Psychiatrist if You Are Considering Medication

      How Long Will it Take for the Medication to Be Effective? Sometimes medications can take months to have a noticeable impact on your life. Knowing this on the front end can help you develop realistic ...

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    • What if Antidepressants Don't Work for Me?

      You may have to test out a few different treatment options before finding an effective remedy for your depression. With the availability of multiple medications, therapy techniques, and potential root ...

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    • Daily Gratitude Practices to Promote Mental Health

      The benefits of practicing and living in gratitude are well-documented. People who are living in a state of gratitude are likely to experience increased positive emotions, sleep better, feel more ...

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    • Family Mealtime & Disordered Eating

      When family mealtimes are a source of stress and anxiety for someone suffering from an eating disorder, it creates tension and discomfort for those involved, including family members. If your loved ...

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    • Cannabis & Mental Health

      As cannabis continues to be legalized across the U.S. and becomes more and more accessible for people and patients alike, it is important to understand how this drug can impact mental health. Research ...

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    • 5 Ways to Boost Your Teen's Emotional Resilience

      Help Your Teen Bounce Back After Difficult Times Resilience is necessary in all stages of life, but the earlier we learn it, the healthier we will grow over time. Helping your child to learn about ...

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    • Family Mealtime & Disordered Eating

      When family mealtimes are a source of stress and anxiety for someone suffering from an eating disorder, it creates tension and discomfort for those involved, including family members. If your loved ...

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    • Is Your Drinking Harming Your Family?

      How to Know if Your Alcohol Use Is Affecting Your Family Life It is often very challenging to admit that substance use is creating problems until the damage is undeniable—but you do not have to wait ...

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    • 5 Keys to a Healthy Relationship

      Compatibility is Only the Beginning A healthy relationship is one in which both partners want and put effort toward a long-lasting connection. Regardless of your interests, background or past ...

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    • Family Mealtime & Disordered Eating

      When family mealtimes are a source of stress and anxiety for someone suffering from an eating disorder, it creates tension and discomfort for those involved, including family members. If your loved ...

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    • Balancing Mental Health and Family Obligations

      When Family Obligations Are a Source of Stress and Toxicity The family systems we are raised in have significant impacts on our development and ability to cope with life’s struggles. Many individuals ...

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    • How to Talk to Loved Ones About Substance Use

      When we are concerned about the people we care about, starting a conversation may be necessary – but that doesn’t make it easy. It is normal to feel anxiety about addressing a sensitive topic that may ...

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    • Is Your Drinking Harming Your Family?

      How to Know if Your Alcohol Use Is Affecting Your Family Life It is often very challenging to admit that substance use is creating problems until the damage is undeniable—but you do not have to wait ...

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    • How to Support a Loved One During Recovery

      Substance use problems are often a sensitive subject among friends and families, and most people aren’t sure how to talk about it, much less provide practical support for the affected person. ...

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    • Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Help with PTSD

      Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Help with PTSD? What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that makes it very challenging for affected ...

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    • Tips for Parenting an Adolescent with Anxiety

      Where Does Anxiety Come From? Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stressful situations, and being nervous or anxious in some situations or seasons of life is merely a part of the human ...

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    • Is Electroconvulsive Therapy Safe?

      Despite its consistent positive effects, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) gets a bad rap. The practice began in the 1940s and, in its early days, caused injury, memory loss, and brain damage for ...

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    • Healing from Trauma After a Natural Disaster

      In recent weeks, Butte County has seen what natural disasters can do to the lives, livelihood, and well-being of entire communities. The Camp Fire has devastated human lives, homes, and businesses, ...

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    • Signs and Signals of Borderline Personality Disorder

      What to Do if You Identify The Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Before reading any further, be advised that borderline personality disorder is a condition that can only be diagnosed and ...

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    • Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Help with PTSD

      Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Help with PTSD? What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that makes it very challenging for affected ...

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    • Benefits of Partial Hospitalization

      What Is Partial Hospitalization? Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) provide intensive care for people experiencing acute behavioral health issues. As the name suggests, recipients receive care for ...

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    • What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Help?

      What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a specialized program designed to serve individuals who have difficult-to-treat health issues, helping them reestablish ...

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    • How Tapping into "Wise Mind" Improves Mental & Emotional Health

      What Is Wise Mind? Wise Mind is a concept fundamental to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It is the balanced part of the person that comprises intuition and knowledge, also known as the ...

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