Raising Hope and Awareness: National Suicide Prevention Month and Week in September 2023


In a world that often seems to move at an unrelenting pace, taking time to address pressing issues is crucial. National Suicide Prevention Month, observed in September, and National Suicide Prevention Week, spanning from September 10 to 16, 2023, are moments dedicated to promoting understanding, fostering hope, and spreading awareness about mental health and suicide [...]

Raising Hope and Awareness: National Suicide Prevention Month and Week in September 20232023-08-29T10:57:33-05:00

Talking to a Friend About Suicide


If someone you love seems distressed, you must reach out to them. Approximately one in five people think about suicide at some point in their lives. One of the reasons that people contemplate suicide is that they believe they are alone and have no one to talk to about their problems. [...]

Talking to a Friend About Suicide2023-07-31T15:28:39-05:00

About Self-Harm


Self-harm can be defined as any attempt to bring harm to oneself on purpose. Usually, the goal is not suicide but the release of painful emotions. While the media often shows a teenager cutting on themselves, it can also include scratching, burning, hitting themselves, pulling out hair or picking at wounds. Who Participates in Self-harming [...]

About Self-Harm2022-06-30T10:25:40-05:00

Facts About Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Mental Disorder   Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 2.6% of people living in America have bipolar disorder. Still, it often is hard to get correctly diagnosed because the emotional highs often occur in very short cycles. [...]

Facts About Bipolar Disorder2022-03-18T14:37:36-05:00

Helping A Loved One Who is Suicidal


If you encounter a person who is suicidal, you must act immediately. Call 911 and get help on the way. Never leave a suicidal individual alone. If there is more than one individual with a suicidal individual, then the other person should remove drugs, weapons, and anything that the person may use to kill themselves [...]

Helping A Loved One Who is Suicidal2021-11-01T12:47:15-05:00

Strengthening the Mental Health of Children


Personalized, Caring Attention for Children & Adolescents American Behavioral Clinics is an outpatient therapy treatment facility dedicated to effectively treating people with mental health challenges by reducing suffering, behavioral issues and the impact of psychological trauma.  We do this by providing psychiatric services, counseling, and group therapy that strengthens the emotional health and safety [...]

Strengthening the Mental Health of Children2023-08-18T13:03:11-05:00

May Drug Updates


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Alerts In the July 2012 issue of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Alerts several studies held interest for us. The first on Pharmacotherapy for Cannabis Dependence took N-acetylcysteine (NAC), which is an over the counter antioxidant dietary supplement that has glutaminergic properties, and used it in a controlled study as an add [...]

May Drug Updates2020-06-24T21:28:14-05:00