10 Common Defense Mechanisms in Mental Health

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Humans are resilient creatures and the human brain is a wonderfully complex structure. The instinct of self-preservation is deeply rooted in the human psyche. As our brains develop, through time and experience, our self-preservational instincts can become stronger, for better or for worse. This is not only the case for physical self-preservation, it also applies… continue reading »

What is Manic Depression?

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What Is Manic Depression? Symptoms and Treatment of Manic Depression and Bipolar Disorder If you’re one of the 2.8% of Americans living with bipolar disorder or manic depression, everyday life can be a difficult task. Bipolar disorder, formerly referred to as manic depressive disorder, is characterized by dramatic shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels… continue reading »

SUN Delaware to Utilize Mail Order Naloxone

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At SUN Behavioral Delaware, we realize that opioid overdose is an issue that needs to be addressed. In 2019, there were 431 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Delaware. The majority of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid such as fentanyl. These statistics are especially alarming when we realize that many of these… continue reading »

The Causes of Codependency

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Human emotions are complicated. When we see a loved one suffering, it is human nature to want to help alleviate their pain. When the need to help another person supersedes your own needs, this is called codependency. Codependency defines a relationship in which one partner has intense physical or emotional needs, and the other partner… continue reading »

How Long Do Anxiety Attacks Last?

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Anyone who has suffered from an anxiety attack knows how overwhelming it can be. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders affect 18.1% of the United States population every year. If you’re one of those people, you know that an anxiety attack can make it feel as though you’re drowning…. continue reading »

How Many Drinks Per Week Is Too Much?

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Many people are under the impression that there are only two kinds of drinkers: alcoholics and non-alcoholics. As we know, issues in life are very seldom black and white and this type of binary logic does not accurately represent the issue of alcohol use. In fact, alcohol researchers argue that—like many other behaviors—alcohol users exist… continue reading »

Explaining Social Anxiety

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Are you constantly preoccupied with being judged by others? Are you often self-conscious in everyday social situations? Do you tend to avoid meeting new people? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be one of the 18% of Americans that experiences social anxiety. It’s true that humans are “social” creatures but a majority… continue reading »

How to Turn Stress Into Self-Care

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The coronavirus has created a new normal for us all. Especially working parents. In my family, just like everyone else, none of us were prepared for this new world. From working at home to trying to figure out how to arrange childcare for the kids, everything became so much harder than it already was. I… continue reading »