Alyssa, Author at Mental Health Program at Banyan Treatment Centers
September 29, 2021
How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect The Brain?

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect The Brain?

How does bipolar disorder affect the brain? How does this condition affect a person’s memory, learning, speech, and emotional regulation? Learn more here.
September 28, 2021
Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

There are many famous people with bipolar disorder who have shared their struggles, spreading advocacy for mental health awareness and treatment.
September 23, 2021
How to Tell Someone You’re Depressed

How to Tell Someone You’re Depressed

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Florida is sharing tips on how to tell someone you’re depressed. Visit us here to learn more.
September 13, 2021
How to Overcome Agoraphobia

How to Overcome Agoraphobia

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Florida is sharing some tips on how to overcome agoraphobia that can help you.
September 3, 2021
How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work For OCD?

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work for OCD?

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work for OCD? Our mental health rehab in Florida is sharing everything you need to know.
August 23, 2021
How to Help Someone with Bipolar Disorder

How to Help Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Boca is sharing some examples of what not to say to someone with schizophrenia.
August 20, 2021
what not to say to someone with schizophrenia

What Not to Say to Someone with Schizophrenia

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Boca is sharing some examples of what not to say to someone with schizophrenia.
August 17, 2021
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Lil Wayne’s Mental Health Struggles

Rapper Lil Wayne discusses his childhood suicide attempt and mental health struggles. Learn more here.
August 16, 2021
How Long Does Agoraphobia Last?

How Long Does Agoraphobia Last?

How long does agoraphobia last? Our Banyan Mental Health center is sharing some insight on symptoms and treatment options.
August 6, 2021
What to say to someone with body dismorphia

What to Say to Someone with Body Dysmorphia

Visit our Banyan Mental Health center for examples of what to say to someone with body dysmorphia and some helpful tips.
August 2, 2021

Best Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Our Banyan Mental Health rehab in Florida is sharing a list of the best jobs for people with social anxiety that may help you find your dream career.
July 22, 2021
How to Get Out of A Depression Funk

How to Get Out of A Depression Funk

Banyan Mental Health is sharing some tips on how to get out of a depression funk that can help you or a loved one.
September 29, 2021
How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect The Brain?

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect The Brain?

How does bipolar disorder affect the brain? How does this condition affect a person’s memory, learning, speech, and emotional regulation? Learn more here.
September 28, 2021
Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

There are many famous people with bipolar disorder who have shared their struggles, spreading advocacy for mental health awareness and treatment.
September 23, 2021
How to Tell Someone You’re Depressed

How to Tell Someone You’re Depressed

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Florida is sharing tips on how to tell someone you’re depressed. Visit us here to learn more.
September 13, 2021
How to Overcome Agoraphobia

How to Overcome Agoraphobia

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Florida is sharing some tips on how to overcome agoraphobia that can help you.
September 3, 2021
How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work For OCD?

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work for OCD?

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work for OCD? Our mental health rehab in Florida is sharing everything you need to know.
August 23, 2021
How to Help Someone with Bipolar Disorder

How to Help Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Boca is sharing some examples of what not to say to someone with schizophrenia.
August 20, 2021
what not to say to someone with schizophrenia

What Not to Say to Someone with Schizophrenia

Our Banyan mental health rehab in Boca is sharing some examples of what not to say to someone with schizophrenia.
August 16, 2021
How Long Does Agoraphobia Last?

How Long Does Agoraphobia Last?

How long does agoraphobia last? Our Banyan Mental Health center is sharing some insight on symptoms and treatment options.
August 6, 2021
What to say to someone with body dismorphia

What to Say to Someone with Body Dysmorphia

Visit our Banyan Mental Health center for examples of what to say to someone with body dysmorphia and some helpful tips.
August 2, 2021

Best Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Our Banyan Mental Health rehab in Florida is sharing a list of the best jobs for people with social anxiety that may help you find your dream career.
July 22, 2021
How to Get Out of A Depression Funk

How to Get Out of A Depression Funk

Banyan Mental Health is sharing some tips on how to get out of a depression funk that can help you or a loved one.
July 20, 2021
What Causes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What Causes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Banyan Mental Health is sharing what causes compulsive disorder and the different types of symptoms it produces.
July 7, 2021
postpartum depression in men

Postpartum Depression in Men

Yes, postpartum depression in men is very real, and our mental health facility is sharing why it happens and the signs to look out for.
July 1, 2021

Is Mental Illness on The Rise?

Is mental illness on the rise? Our Banyan facility in Boca Raton is shedding light on the prevalence of mental health in the U.S.
June 16, 2021

Understanding Body Dysmorphia

Understanding body dysmorphia is crucial to treating it and supporting those who suffer from it. Visit us here to learn more about BDD.
June 16, 2021

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

We’re sharing some tips on how to help someone with an eating disorder that can guide you in assisting your spouse, friend, or family member.
June 15, 2021
Celebrity Quotes About Mental Illness

Celebrity Quotes About Mental Illness

We’re sharing some celebrity quotes about mental illness that can inspire you to get help for your condition and stay motivated in your journey.
June 7, 2021
dating someone with bipolar disorder

Dating Someone with Bipolar Disorder

We’re sharing some tips for dating someone with bipolar disorder and signs of this condition you should look out for in your partner.
May 28, 2021
ptsd awareness day

PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness Day is on June 27th and our Banyan mental health program is sharing some additional resources and ways you can participate.
May 25, 2021
difference between agoraphobia and social anxiety

Difference Between Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety

There are various anxiety disorders and they're all distinct. We're sharing the difference between agoraphobia and social anxiety.
May 18, 2021
understanding mental illness relapse

Understanding Mental Illness Relapse

Relapse can also occur with mental disorders. Understanding mental illness relapse is necessary for spreading awareness and helping others.
May 10, 2021
signs of body dismorphia

Signs of Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia is a mental disorder characterized by obsessively thinking about real and perceived flaws. You can read about the signs of body dysmorphia here.
May 4, 2021
dangers of misdiagnosed mental illness

Dangers of a Misdiagnosed Mental Disorder

It's important to understand a mental illness to treat it. We’re sharing the dangers of a misdiagnosed mental disorder and ways to avoid them.
April 22, 2021
how to help someone with agoraphobia

How to Help Someone with Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that can diminish a person’s quality of life; offering support to a loved one can help. We’re sharing some tips on how to help someone with agoraphobia.
April 20, 2021
tips for traveling with anxiety

7 Tips for Traveling with Anxiety

Traveling with a mental illness like anxiety can be difficult. But don’t let your disorder keep you from enjoying your life! We’re sharing some of the best tips for traveling with anxiety.
April 6, 2021
best movies about mental health

Best Movies About Mental Illness

Mental illness isn’t always accurately portrayed in films, but these movies hit the nail on the head. Visit us here to check out our list of the best movies about mental illness.
March 30, 2021
how schizophrenia was portrayed

How Schizophrenia Was Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind is well-known for its portrayal of John Nash’s life with schizophrenia, but is it accurate? Find out more about how schizophrenia was portrayed in A Beautiful Mind.
March 23, 2021
signs of high functioning depression

Signs of High-Functioning Depression

It can be difficult to identify high-functioning depression in someone because they’re able to continue doing regular things despite having a mental illness. Visit us here to learn about the signs of high-functioning depression.
March 17, 2021

Signs of an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders can lead to a variety of health problems that can be fatal. Our mental health care center in Florida is sharing signs of an eating disorder that everyone should know.
March 9, 2021
the dangers of antidepressants

The Dangers of Antidepressants

Just because antidepressants are so commonly prescribed doesn’t mean they’re entirely safe. Visit us here to learn more about the dangers of antidepressants and why you should think twice before taking them.
March 8, 2021
hallucinogens

How Hallucinogens Affect Mental Health

Psychedelics and mental illness are linked because these drugs are often used to cope with mental health issues. Learn more here about how hallucinogens affect mental health and why you should try professional treatment instead.
February 24, 2021
ptsd

The Stages of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is a complex mental disorder that can prevent a person from moving forward in life. Visit us here to learn more about the stages of post-traumatic stress disorder and the treatments that can help.
February 3, 2021
anhedonia and depression

Anhedonia and Depression

Many people have heard about major depressive disorder, but how common is anhedonia? Visit us here to learn more about how anhedonia and depression are related, and the available treatments offered at Banyan Mental Health.
February 3, 2021
panic attack triggers

Top 10 Panic Attack Triggers

Panic attacks can occur at any time of the day, especially when you come across something triggering. Visit us here to learn what the top 10 panic attack triggers are and how to manage them.
February 3, 2021
How to Handle Social Anxiety

How to Handle Social Anxiety at Family Gatherings

Many people feel anxious and uncomfortable in social situations, especially family gatherings. If you’ve ever felt this way, visit us here for some tips on how to handle social anxiety at family gatherings.
January 27, 2021
Coping with Body Dysmorphia

Coping with Body Dysmorphia

If you continuously obsess over your physical appearance, then you may be struggling with body dysmorphic disorder. Here are some tips for coping with body dysmorphia.
January 15, 2021
Mental Illness After Surviving the Coronavirus

Mental Illness After Surviving the Coronavirus

While the media has focused mostly on the physical aspects of COVID-19, the mental toll it can have is necessary to address. Visit us here for some stories and information about mental illness after surviving the coronavirus.
January 6, 2021
Emotions and Addiction Recovery: What to Expect on the Emotional Roller Coaster

Emotions and Addiction Recovery: What to Expect on the Emotional Roller Coaster

As a mental health facility in Boca Raton, we understand the correlation between homelessness and mental illness. You can learn more about the relationship between the two and the mental health treatments available at Banyan Mental Health by visiting us here.
December 28, 2020
Homelessness and Mental Health

Homelessness and Mental Illness

As a mental health facility in Boca Raton, we understand the correlation between homelessness and mental illness. You can learn more about the relationship between the two and the mental health treatments available at Banyan Mental Health by visiting us here.
December 22, 2020
Mental Health and College Students

Mental Health in College Students

At our residential mental health program in Boca, we know why travel is good for your mental health and all of the ways you can benefit from a fun and positive vacation.
December 22, 2020
Why Travel Is Good for Your Mental Health

Why Travel Is Good for Your Mental Health

At our residential mental health program in Boca, we know why travel is good for your mental health and all of the ways you can benefit from a fun and positive vacation.
December 11, 2020
How to Be More Optimistic in Recovery

How to Be More Optimistic in Recovery

At Banyan Mental Health, we know that many people don’t know how to be more optimistic in recovery. Visit us here to learn more about the importance of optimism in recovery and how you can stay positive throughout yours.
December 2, 2020
Signs of A Suicidal Person

Signs of a Suicidal Person

At Banyan Mental Health, we know the signs of a suicidal person. Being aware of what suicidal behavior looks like can help you save a life.
December 1, 2020
How To Break Mental Health Stigmas

How to Break Mental Health Stigmas and Stereotypes

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.
November 5, 2020
Self Help Books For Mental Illness

Self Help Books for Mental Illness

Visit us here to learn more about some of the best self-help books for mental health and some of our treatment options.
October 27, 2020
The Best Mental Health Quotes To Keep You

The Best Mental Health Quotes to Keep You Inspired

Whether struggle with mental illness or not, these inspirational mental health quotes may make getting through a tough day a little easier.
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 Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020 is 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

Talking about mental illness doesn’t have to be challenging. Here are some tips on how to teach your kids about mental health that can help.
September 22, 2020
How Long Does Depression Last?

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

Depression comes in many forms, but how long depression lasts is an entirely different question with many variables to consider.
September 8, 2020
What Is Trauma Bonding

The Dangers of Trauma Bonding & How to Break it

Avoid the possible dangers of a trauma bond by learning how to break free. Here are some ways you can break out of an unhealthy relationship.
September 7, 2020

The Biggest Misconceptions About Mental Illness

There are many harmful misconceptions about mental illness that can prevent someone from asking for help. Here are some you should know about.
August 25, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month 2020

With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, now is the time to speak up and spread awareness to prevent further tragedy.
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
depressed woman

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 23, 2020
different types of schizophrenia

The Different Types of Schizophrenia

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.