Mental Health

Mental Health News by American Behavioral Clinics of Wisconsin

What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?


  Initially developed by Marsha Linehan, dialectical behavioral therapy is a form of talk therapy that helps people focus on the changes they can make instead of on their thinking patterns and emotions. As opposed to the reasoning and rationing skills taught and practiced in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy focuses more on mindfulness. [...]

What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?2022-11-17T17:26:18-06:00

World Mental Health Day: October 10th, 2022


  World Mental Health Day 2022 has the theme of Make World Health for all a Global Priority. October 10th is declared mental health day by the World Health Organization annually. The World Health Organization's goal is that everyone has access to mental health services by 2030, regardless of where they live in the world. [...]

World Mental Health Day: October 10th, 20222022-10-10T18:00:49-05:00

How Walking Can Help Your Mental Health


  Researchers are taking a closer look at the benefits of walking to a person's well-being. One study showed that daily walking an average of 9,800 steps cut their risk of Alzheimer's in half. It also has many other benefits, so get out and start moving today. Ways Walking Boosts Mental Health Numerous studies show [...]

How Walking Can Help Your Mental Health2022-09-30T15:32:27-05:00

The State of Mental Health in America: 2022


  During the COVID pandemic, mental health in America saw a rapid decline. Now that the pandemic is almost over, it is vital to examine if it is improving. Survey Results A recent survey of 1,500 people found that over 66% of people self-report feeling either depressed or anxious. Other common concerns and their percentages [...]

The State of Mental Health in America: 20222022-09-30T15:16:04-05:00

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2022


  Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 runs from October 2 to October 8. Two other special related events also happen during that week, and one occurs two days after its end. The first is the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding, occurring on Tuesday, October 4 while the second is National [...]

Mental Illness Awareness Week 20222022-09-15T14:59:40-05:00

Mental Health Benefits From Walking


You do not have to have a gym membership to boost your mental health naturally. Walking is an excellent form of exercise that almost everyone can participate in regularly. Walking Enhances Moods Researchers with England's Mental Health Foundation teamed up with Sport England to conduct a study of adults. The study found that those who [...]

Mental Health Benefits From Walking2022-09-15T15:00:33-05:00

Are You Suffering from High-Functioning Depression?


  If you manage to keep it together most of the time but have trouble feeling positive about yourself and the activities around you, you may have high-functioning depression. Use this checklist to see if these things apply to you. • You see the bad in most situations • Friends and family describe you as [...]

Are You Suffering from High-Functioning Depression?2022-08-22T11:27:34-05:00

Medications for Depression Treatment


Drug Options for Treating Depression If you are depressed, working with a skilled medical professional allows you to determine which class of medications or combinations work best for you while minimizing side effects. There are several drug options for treating depression. Consider the options and consult your provider. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) This type [...]

Medications for Depression Treatment2022-08-08T10:26:21-05:00

Medications for Schizophrenia Treatment


Several medications are available for schizophrenia, so if one drug has not given you positive results, you may want to consider a different option with your healthcare provider. Here is a list of different possible medications as a reference to consider and to ask your provider about.  Working with your provider can help you find [...]

Medications for Schizophrenia Treatment2022-09-15T15:00:51-05:00