Veterans and Mental Health

Just in time for Memorial Day, we at Therapy Hive, and mental health professionals across our nation, are discussing what more we can do to protect and provide for veterans mental health.  The statistics for veterans are staggering.  30% of current active duty and reserve military personnel who are deployed have active mental health conditions Read More…

Psychedelic Treatment for Mental Health

A new frontier is emerging in mental health care, and it is surprising for professionals and lay-people alike.  Researchers and practitioners are turning to treatments such as “psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy,” or PAP, to enhance the effectiveness of some of the more traditional treatment approaches, such as talk therapy.  This treatment is particularly intriguing to those who Read More…

Preventing Suicide

While the stigma surrounding mental health issues has improved with time, suicide continues to be a topic filled with shame, fear, and unspoken thoughts.  The potential for suicide can strike any person, family or situation, though there are specific risk factors that may increase the risk of suicide.  The efforts to prevent suicide include conversations, Read More…

Holiday Survival Tips

There is a lot that goes into the holidays, and in this busy holiday season, when Thanksgiving runs right into Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Years – not to mention end of the year parties, holiday celebrations can quickly become overwhelming.  A big culprit for the heightened emotions and overwhelm of the holidays is stress, Read More…

What Is Baby Brain?

Recently, Katie Sardone, PhD, of Behavioral Health Dallas, offered tips and suggestions for helping new parents mentally adjust to the arrival of a new baby.  As she was sharing, Dr. Sardone also spoke of some of the changes that occur, mentally and emotionally, during pregnancy. While much of the preparation for baby includes preparing nurseries, Read More…

Mentally Preparing for After Baby Comes

The anticipation of expecting a new baby comes with months of physical preparations, from frequent doctor visits to constructing cribs and changing tables.  However, for new parents, emotional and mental health preparation is critical as well.   There are many resources available about what to pack for the hospital, but the need for an emotional “toolbox” Read More…

Could My Child Be Depressed?

Depression in children looks much different than it does in adults, and this can often be confusing for the adults that surround a child who is displaying behavioral or social difficulties.  Children do not have the emotional vocabulary, nor the ability to self-examine and express their inner world as effectively as an adult can.  Parents Read More…

Access to Mental Health Care

We have talked before about the barriers to mental health care that exist, in terms of finding the right fit, forging through stigma, and how to pay for it all.  However, we currently live in a time where access to mental health care is better than it has ever been.  That does not mean that Read More…

It’s All Relative: Family Mental Health Facts

Though the specifics and prevalence rates vary, one of the increasing trends researchers are finding in their longitudinal and genetic studies is that there is a heritability, or inherited risk, that occurs with many mental health disorders.  In disorders and diagnoses such as Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and many other diagnoses, family Read More…