Alyssa, Author at Mental Health Program at Banyan Treatment Centers
November 5, 2020
Self Help Books For Mental Illness

Self Help Books for Mental Illness

Many people find comfort in animals; but could there be more to it? Learn more about the effectiveness of animal therapy for depression and what this could mean for you.
October 27, 2020
The Best Mental Health Quotes To Keep You

The Best Mental Health Quotes to Keep You Inspired

Many people find comfort in animals; but could there be more to it? Learn more about the effectiveness of animal therapy for depression and what this could mean for you.
October 27, 2020

Why Depression is So Common

Lots of research has been conducted to find out why depression is so common. To learn more about why depression seems to be more common now, visit us here.
October 27, 2020
Children's Books About Mental Health

Children’s Books About Mental Health

Children’s books about mental health are great tools to help parents and guardians talk to their children about the importance of mental health. Visit us here to check out some books on mental and emotional health.
October 14, 2020
Mental Illness Awareness Month

Mental Illness Awareness Month

Mental Illness Awareness Weeks 2020 in the first full week of October. Do your part and help make this week a success.
October 7, 2020
Using Pet Therapy for Depression

Using Animal Therapy for Depression

Many people find comfort in animals; but could there be more to it? Learn more about the effectiveness of animal therapy for depression and what this could mean for you.
September 22, 2020
How To Help Someone Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

How to Help Someone Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

If you believe someone you love is suicidal, it is important to not wait to act. These tips on how to help someone struggling with suicidal thoughts could make all the difference.
September 22, 2020
How To Teach Your Kids About Mental Health

How to Teach Your Kids About Mental Health

Teaching your children about mental health can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. These tips on how to teach your kids about mental health can help you bridge this gap no matter their age.
September 22, 2020
How Long Does Depression Last?

How Long Does Depression Last? & Will It Go Away on Its Own?

Trauma bonding can be a serious but unexpected result of some types of trauma. Avoid the possible dangers of a trauma bond by learning how to break free.
September 8, 2020
What Is Trauma Bonding

The Dangers of Trauma Bonding & How to Break it

Trauma bonding can be a serious but unexpected result of some types of trauma. Avoid the possible dangers of a trauma bond by learning how to break free.
September 7, 2020

The Biggest Misconceptions About Mental Illness

There are many harmful misconceptions about mental illness that can prevent someone from getting the care they need. At Banyan, we are dispelling these mental health myths and giving you the truth behind mental illness.
August 25, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month 2020

: Whether it is the loss of a loved one or a personal experience, many people have stories involving suicide. With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, now is the time to speak up and take a stand.
November 5, 2020
Self Help Books For Mental Illness

Self Help Books for Mental Illness

Many people find comfort in animals; but could there be more to it? Learn more about the effectiveness of animal therapy for depression and what this could mean for you.
October 27, 2020
The Best Mental Health Quotes To Keep You

The Best Mental Health Quotes to Keep You Inspired

Many people find comfort in animals; but could there be more to it? Learn more about the effectiveness of animal therapy for depression and what this could mean for you.
October 27, 2020

Why Depression is So Common

Lots of research has been conducted to find out why depression is so common. To learn more about why depression seems to be more common now, visit us here.
October 27, 2020
Children's Books About Mental Health

Children’s Books About Mental Health

Children’s books about mental health are great tools to help parents and guardians talk to their children about the importance of mental health. Visit us here to check out some books on mental and emotional health.
October 14, 2020
Mental Illness Awareness Month

Mental Illness Awareness Month

Mental Illness Awareness Weeks 2020 in the first full week of October. Do your part and help make this week a success.
October 7, 2020
Using Pet Therapy for Depression

Using Animal Therapy for Depression

Many people find comfort in animals; but could there be more to it? Learn more about the effectiveness of animal therapy for depression and what this could mean for you.
September 22, 2020
How To Help Someone Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

How to Help Someone Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

If you believe someone you love is suicidal, it is important to not wait to act. These tips on how to help someone struggling with suicidal thoughts could make all the difference.
September 22, 2020
How To Teach Your Kids About Mental Health

How to Teach Your Kids About Mental Health

Teaching your children about mental health can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. These tips on how to teach your kids about mental health can help you bridge this gap no matter their age.
September 22, 2020
How Long Does Depression Last?

How Long Does Depression Last? & Will It Go Away on Its Own?

Trauma bonding can be a serious but unexpected result of some types of trauma. Avoid the possible dangers of a trauma bond by learning how to break free.
September 8, 2020
What Is Trauma Bonding

The Dangers of Trauma Bonding & How to Break it

Trauma bonding can be a serious but unexpected result of some types of trauma. Avoid the possible dangers of a trauma bond by learning how to break free.
September 7, 2020

The Biggest Misconceptions About Mental Illness

There are many harmful misconceptions about mental illness that can prevent someone from getting the care they need. At Banyan, we are dispelling these mental health myths and giving you the truth behind mental illness.
August 25, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month 2020

: Whether it is the loss of a loved one or a personal experience, many people have stories involving suicide. With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, now is the time to speak up and take a stand.
August 19, 2020

Hair Pulling Problems? How to Stop Trichotillomania

Random bald spots or patchy areas of hair can be unsightly, but these tips on how to stop trichotillomania could help eliminate these problems for good.
August 5, 2020

Dealing with Social Anxiety After Quarantine

After months of lockdown, the idea of socializing again for many people is overwhelming, but this tips on dealing with social anxiety after quarantine could help.
July 21, 2020

Signs of Self-Harm in Your Loved One

Self-harm may not be what you think, but it can be serious. If you can recognize the signs of self-harm, you can get your loved one the help they need.
July 20, 2020
gender difference in mental health

A Look at Gender Differences in Mental Health

Men and women are not just different because of biology. Based on recurring trends, there appear to be several gender differences in mental health as well.
July 20, 2020
Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

People with major depressive disorder struggle to find relief for these symptoms without help. Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression is a technique used often, but how effective is this type of talk therapy?
July 6, 2020
unemployment on mental health

The Impact of Unemployment on Mental Health

Losing a job is not just bad for your finances, it is also bad for your well-being. Learn more about the impact of unemployment on mental health and the long-term problems that could arise.
July 1, 2020
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How to Reduce Stress & Improve Your Life

Stress is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. These tips on how to reduce stress could help you see drastic improvements in your everyday life.
June 24, 2020
mental health grant for Florida

Florida’s Emergency Mental Health Grant in Response to COVID-19

In the wake of mental health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Florida’s emergency mental health grant is helping to combat upcoming behavioral health problems as a result of the coronavirus.
June 15, 2020
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Natural Remedies You Can Try for Depression

Depression is common for many people, but not everyone wants to take medications for it. Instead, these natural remedies for depression could be the answer you have been looking for.
June 10, 2020
woman with emotional dysregulation and drug addiction

The Connection Between Emotional Dysregulation and Drug Addiction

Emotional dysregulation and drug addiction can have a complicated relationship. The two can often go hand in hand, and if left untreated, the consequences could be severe.
June 3, 2020
suicides from coronavirus concerns

The Rising Concerns Over Suicides from Coronavirus

Along with the physical health concerns from COVID-19, the pandemic is taking a toll on people’s mental health. Our mental health facility is looking at the rising rate of suicides from coronavirus, possible future trends, and how to combat these numbers.
May 12, 2020
effects of trauma on the brain

The Effects of Trauma on the Brain

Not only can traumatic experiences impact your mental wellbeing, but the effects of trauma on the brain can also be severe and long-lasting.
May 6, 2020
mental health insurance

Is Mental Health Covered by Insurance?

Many people are unaware that mental health insurance coverage is included by many health insurance companies. Is mental health covered by your insurance plan?
April 20, 2020
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Pets & Mental Health: Relying on Your Pet During Coronavirus

Not surprisingly, pets and mental health are connected. So, while the coronavirus may leave you feeling mentally drained, here are some ways you could be relying on your pet during coronavirus.
March 31, 2020
woman with menopause depression

Dealing with Menopause Depression or the Menopause Blues

Menopause can come with a plethora of emotional symptoms. Follow these tips for dealing with menopause depression or the menopause blues.
March 17, 2020
man with coronavirus anxiety

Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety

Panic is rising, and people are scared, but do not let this coronavirus anxiety ruin take a toll on you. Follow these tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety.
March 13, 2020
cbd oil for anxiety

CBD & Anxiety- Can CBD Help with Anxiety

Many people believe that CBD products are a miracle cure for many ailments, but the efficacy of CDB for anxiety is still under inspection. Find out more about what the research says about these products.
March 5, 2020
gender discrimination protest

The Effects of Gender Discrimination on Mental Health

Poor mental health may be a result of several factors. The effects of gender discrimination on mental health is one such trend that is not discussed as frequently as it should be.
March 2, 2020
medication and therapy for depression

Medication Vs. Therapy for Depression

Depression is a debilitating disorder and treatment will not be the same for everyone. At Banyan Mental Health, we are looking at medication versus therapy for depression treatment.
February 24, 2020

Addressing Mental Health in Schools

With a growing concern for the well-being of young adults, many states have started addressing mental health in schools. At Banyan Mental Health, we go over some of these new mental health programs.
February 17, 2020

How to Deal with Empty Nest Syndrome

Many parents are upset when their children finally leave home, but depression is an entirely different problem. Learn how to deal with empty nest syndrome depression so that you can get your life back.
February 11, 2020
woman with eating disorder

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 23rd to March 1st is this year’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Learn more about eating disorders and how you can help raise awareness.
February 3, 2020
woman using mental health app

The Best Mental Health Apps for Better Living

Take full advantage of your phone and download these mental health apps to help you improve your overall mental health and well-being.
January 22, 2020
Valentine's Day Depression

Beating Valentine’s Day Depression

Depression from Valentine’s Day can be a struggle for many people. Instead of letting it get the best of you, follow these tips to beat Valentine’s Day depression and make the most of the holiday.
January 17, 2020
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5 Helpful Tips to Improve Mental Health

The time to be happy is now. Our mental health center is sharing some tips to improve mental health and better your life.
December 31, 2019
woman with postpartum depression

Signs of Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Postpartum depression is more common than you may think. Learn to recognize the signs of postpartum depression so that you can help yourself or your loved one get help.
December 27, 2019
woman having a panic attack

The Difference Between a Panic Attack and an Anxiety Attack

Contrary to what many people believe, panic attacks and anxiety attacks are not the same. Learn more about the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack and how to decipher between the two.
December 20, 2019
woman laughing

Using Ketamine Treatment for Depression

Ketamine treatment for depression is a new method of helping those with depression who have otherwise struggled to see improvements with normal treatment. Could ketamine therapy be right for you?
December 13, 2019
kids playing

Inside Out & Mental Health: How A Kids’ Movie Got Emotions Right

Inside Out is far more than a simple movie for children about emotions. Learn more about Inside Out and the mental health educational opportunities that the movie presents.
December 9, 2019
girl with mental illness

Guide to Parenting a Child With A Mental Illness

Being a parent is hard. Parenting a child with a mental illness is even harder, but our tips on raising a child with a mental illness may be able to help.
November 27, 2019
Depression and Dreams: How Mental Health Affects Your Dreams

Depression and Dreams: How Mental Health Affects Your Dreams

From the outlandish claims of Sigmund Freud to modern-day dream interpretation, dreams have long been a mystery to many. Some people tend to have scarier dreams.
November 25, 2019
woman sitting in bed

The Short and Long-Term Effects of Anxiety On The Body

Although it is a mental health disorder, the effects of anxiety on the body can be alarming. Especially, with chronic anxiety, there are many health concerns you should be aware of.
November 21, 2019
Lindsey Vonn headshot

A Peek Into Lindsey Vonn’s Depression & Mental Health Problems

Although she had a career that many could only dream of, Lindsey Vonn’s depression has been a constant struggle throughout her life.
November 12, 2019
family hugging

Why Family Support In Mental Health Recovery Is Key

Your family may drive you crazy, but they could be the key to a successful recovery. Here’s why family support in mental health recovery can be so valuable.
November 5, 2019
SAD woman

Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms

Seasonal affective disorder is more than just the winter blues. Learn more about recognizing the seasonal affective disorder symptoms, so that you can get you or your loved one help.
October 22, 2019
friends at Christmas

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays

For many people, the holiday season may not be so cheery, but at Banyan Mental Health, we are providing some helpful hints for maintaining good mental health during the holidays.
October 21, 2019
friends at the beach

Coastal Living Linked with Better Mental Health

Could living near the beach reduce anxiety and depression? A new study discusses how coastal living is linked to better mental health.
October 16, 2019
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Ways to Reduce Anxiety Before Bed Without Pills

Do you struggle with anxiety and falling asleep? You are not alone. Tammy Malloy shares some tips on how to reduce anxiety before bed.
October 2, 2019
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Bipolar Disorder and Creativity

While bipolar disorder is often thought of as a series of highs and lows, it also involves some unexpected associations. Learn more about the link between bipolar disorder and creativity.
October 2, 2019
sad woman after sexual assault

Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is an all too frequent occurrence with devastating results. Our mental health facility explains the psychological effect of sexual assault and how to get help.
September 30, 2019
woman with anxiety looking outside

Signs of An Anxiety Attack

Anxiety comes with many symptoms and sometimes that includes an anxiety attack. At Banyan Mental Health, we are going over the signs of an anxiety attack to help you recognize it if this happens to you.
September 24, 2019
twister

Mental Health Issues After Natural Disasters

Natural disasters can cause physical damage that can crush homes and ruin lives, but the destruction doesn’t stop there. At Banyan Mental Health, we are discussing the mental health issues after natural disasters that can have a long-lasting negative impact.
September 6, 2019
athlete running

Mental Health in Athletes

Mental health in athletes is often ignored and the emphasis instead is placed on the physical tolls. At Banyan Mental Health, we are giving you the facts on athletes with mental illness and the mental toll that playing a sport can have.
September 6, 2019
holding hands to prevent suicide

National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 9 to September 15. At Banyan Mental Health, we are going over the shocking suicide statistics in the United States and what you can do to help.
August 30, 2019
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Mental Illness in the Media

Mental health in the media is everywhere, and our mental health treatment center is discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly of mental illness portrayal in the media.
August 16, 2019
overlay of man with schizophrenia

Myths About Schizophrenia

Because of exaggerated movies, horror stories in the news, and a history of ignorance, schizophrenia myths have run rampant. Our mental health treatment center in Boca is here to clear up the confusion on this mental health disorder and set the facts straight.
August 16, 2019
woman with depression in bed

Depressed Brain vs. Normal Brain

Depression affects a person’s physical, mental, and emotional state, and the brain of someone with depression can be very different. At Banyan Mental Health, we are looking into a depressed brain vs. a normal brain.
July 31, 2019
man sleeping

Does Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

Studies have linked sleep apnea to depression, but how exactly does a sleep disorder affect mental health? Banyan Mental Health shares insight on the connection between these two disorders along with treatment suggestions for recovery from depression.
June 28, 2019
girl depressed from social media

Social Media Effects on Mental Health

In 2019, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t use any social media sites. With this heavy use comes the staggering social media effects on mental health.
June 14, 2019
sad woman

First Signs of Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders may sneak up on you. Know the first signs of mental health disorders, so that you can get help for yourself or help for a loved one right away. Here are the first signs of mental health disorders and how to treat mental illnesses.
June 6, 2019
LGBTQ heart hands

LGBTQ Community Mental Health

Mental health disorders plague people of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, but mental health in the LGBTQ community is a particularly distressing challenge. Banyan Mental Health explores the challenges many LGBTQ+ individuals face in regards to mental health and shares tips on addressing mental health disorders.
June 3, 2019
alcohol related psychosis

What is Alcohol-Induced Psychosis?

Heavy drinking is dangerous for many reasons, but have you heard about alcohol-induced psychosis? Our mental health treatment center is answering all of your questions about this mysterious disorder.
May 29, 2019
celebrities and mental health

Celebrities Who Struggle with Mental Health Disorders

Celebrities are people too. Theses celebrities with mental illness are speaking out and trying to break the stigma associated with mental health disorders and treatment.
May 21, 2019
thought disorders

What Are the Different Types of Thought Disorders?

Thought disorders are more than confusing speech or writing. While it may seem like disorganized chaos, there are actually many different types of thought disorders that we at Banyan Mental Health want you to be aware of.
May 8, 2019
first responders and mental health

First Responders and Mental Health

First responder mental health is a topic of growing concern as part of this population’s occupational hazards include mental health disorders, substance abuse, and even suicide. At Banyan Mental Health, we discuss the details surrounding this profession’s poor mental health.
April 30, 2019
June is PTSD awareness month

June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month and June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. In observation of these holidays, we are providing the general public with some symptoms of PTSD to look out for so that you can get your loved one the help they need.
April 23, 2019
May is mental health month

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and our Banyan Mental Health program is here to give you the facts and help break down the stigma surrounding mental health disorders.
April 5, 2019
mental health diagnosis

What Does a Mental Health Diagnosis Consist of?

Do you worry that you or a loved one may have a mental health disorder? There is only one way to find out. Our mental healthcare providers walk you through the process of a mental health assessment, so you know what to expect.
April 3, 2019
childhood trauma

How Childhood Trauma Can Affect Daily Life

We all have adverse experiences as children, but can trauma in adolescence really affect you into adulthood? As providers of mental health treatment in Boca, we clear up the confusion about the effects of childhood trauma on adults.
March 25, 2019
helping a suicidal loved one

How to Help your Loved One Who Has Suicidal Thoughts

It can be difficult to know how to help a loved one who has suicidal thoughts. At Banyan Mental Health, we give you some advice about how to help the person you love.
March 21, 2019
pet therapy treat mental illness

Can Pet Therapy Treat Mental Illness

Pet therapy is not a new concept, but it is becoming more popular. Our Banyan mental health program explains whether using pet therapy to treat mental illness is a good option and gives you insight into this emerging therapy technique.
March 11, 2019
anxiety disorder

Why Is Anxiety So Common Today?

Anxiety is so common now that it is a regular topic of conversation. In the news you find reports discussing the increase especially with anxiety in 20-somethings or teenagers. Why the sudden rise in this mental health disorder that plagues the youth?
March 6, 2019

How Depression Leads to Substance Abuse

Depression and substance abuse are too often linked, creating a cooccurring disorder. When people are suffering from depression, they may turn to drugs or alcohol for help. Before they know it, they are addicted, and it starts to take over their life.
February 26, 2019
family member with depression

4 Ways to Help a Family Member with Depression

If you know of a family member with depression, you don’t need to feel lost or helpless. There are ways to help. As a mental health program in Boca that deals with depression, we have a few pointers to help your struggling family member during their depression.
February 20, 2019
mental illness

Mental Illness in Young Adults

Mental illness in teens is not uncommon. Childhood mental health disorders can plague the lives of teens and young adults, causing them to feel depressed or abuse drugs. Learn to recognize these issues so that you can find the proper mental health treatment for your child.
February 3, 2019
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What is an Adjustment Disorder?

Banyan Mental Health explains what an adjustment disorder is and how someone can overcome this disease. Learn more about the common adjustment disorder symptoms and the treatment that is available.
January 31, 2019
man dealing with grief

Can Grief and Loss Lead to Mental Illness?

While grief and loss is different for everyone, for some people, the mental effects of grief could lead to the development of a mental health disorder. Learn more about the connection between grief and mental illness.
January 17, 2019
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Dating Someone with a Mental Illness

Dating someone with a mental illness has its challenges, but at Banyan Mental Health, we provide tips on how to navigate a relationship when a mental illness is present.
January 17, 2019
woman with anxiety

Tips for Anxiety Relief

Banyan Mental Health explains quick tips for how to relieve your anxiety. If you suffer from extreme anxiety, help is available. Learn more here.
December 26, 2018
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What is the Difference Between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2?

Banyan Mental Health explains the main difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2. We discuss the common symptoms and how to treat bipolar disorder. Learn more here.
December 26, 2018
women exercising

How Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health

Banyan Mental Health explains the many mental health benefits of exercise. Exercise can reduce the symptoms of a mental health illness and greatly improve one’s health and well-being.
December 20, 2018
New Years fireworks

Mental Health Goals for the New Year

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Banyan Mental Health discusses mental health goals that you can set for yourself in 2019. Learn more here.
December 20, 2018

How Therapy Can Improve Your Life

Banyan Mental Health explains the many benefits of going to consistent therapy. Therapy can help manage your symptoms if you are dealing with depression or anxiety.
December 8, 2018

How to Handle Anxiety at Work

When your anxiety disorder disrupts your work, this can be detrimental for your overall health. Banyan Mental Health explains how to handle anxiety at work. Learn more here.
December 8, 2018

Holidays Increase Anxiety Levels?

For many people, the holidays can bring about stress and anxiety. Banyan Mental Health addresses holiday anxiety and how to manage these feelings in order to enjoy this time with loved ones. Learn more here.
November 26, 2018

Treating PTSD with Virtual Reality

Banyan Mental Health explains how treating PTSD with virtual reality can be beneficial. Combining evidence-based treatment with virtual reality has helped many individuals who are suffering from mental health issues.
November 25, 2018

How the Holidays Can Affect Your Mental Health

Banyan Mental Health explains how the holidays can affect mental illnesses. Someone who deals with depression or anxiety can feel added pressure during this time, and there are ways to manage the symptoms.
November 13, 2018

The Power of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy is a mental health treatment technique that allows patients to replace negative thoughts with positive behaviors. Learn more about how DBT can treat any mental illness.
November 12, 2018

What is Mental Health Treatment?

Mental health treatment can seem intimidating when you don’t know what to expect. If you are dealing with any mental illness, it’s important to understand the treatment process and what that entails. Learn more here.
November 11, 2018

How to Treat Depression in Young Adults

Depression can occur at any age, and if you believe that your young adult is experiencing clear symptoms of depression, it’s time to get them the help they need. Learn more from our mental health facility in Boca Raton.
November 10, 2018

What to Expect During Anxiety Treatment

Extreme anxiety can be debilitating for people who can’t function in an everyday setting because of their symptoms. Learn more about what to expect during customized anxiety treatment.
October 13, 2018

Common Self-harm Behavior

Self-harm behavior is very common for individuals who do not know how to deal with their emotions as well as suffer from a mental illness. Learn more about the common self-injury behaviors and why people resort to this.
October 12, 2018

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is approaching on October 10, and there are ways you can contribute to bring about awareness and mental health education. Learn more here.
October 11, 2018

How Group Therapy Can Treat Mental Illness

Mental illness can be treated through a variety of therapy methods. Learn more about group therapy for mental health treatment and how it’s beneficial.
October 10, 2018

The Importance of Building Self-Esteem

Banyan Mental Health provides treatment for any disorder and we discuss the common warnings signs that your child needs mental health treatment. Learn more here.
September 18, 2018

The Signs your Child Needs Mental Health Treatment

As parents, the last thing you want to see is your child suffering from something they can not control and it’s important to look out for common warning signs for mental illness.
September 17, 2018

How to Overcome PTSD

The mental health experts from Banyan Mental Health provide PTSD treatment for all who suffer. Learn more about overcoming this disease and what it actually entails.