Psychedelics, or Hallucinogens, are known for their legacy of use amongst youth in music festivals and party settings. Increasingly, psychedelics are being considered for the treatment of serious mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety

"For our longevity, actually, our social connection matters more than even our diet and our exercise, according to various meta-analyses." Marisa Franco, PhD

This weekend, take time for full rest and sleep. Vital for our health are breaks from prolonged stress, change in pace, deep breathing, and contentment. These periods of rest allow us to recharge and revitalize our energy and drive.
Prevent burnout, and promote health🌿

It's important to understand the risks and signs of withdrawal. Mild withdrawal can result in headaches and nausea, whereas major withdrawal could result in delirium or even be fatal

Breathwork can effectively help you regulate your stress response and subsequent symptoms of anxiety. Swipe to see some tips for how to begin the practice of breath work!

According to UC Berkeley’s "Greater Good" magazine, psychological researchers must “understand the bigger picture, including learning from history, listening to multiple perspectives with a sense of empathic wonder, and identifying potential intended and unintended consequences.”

BLOG: How to identify if you or a loved one has a co-occurring disorder via @PCI_Westlake

To read the full testimonial as well as what our other clients, their families, and community members are saying about PCI, visit our website 🌿:

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among those aged 10–14 and the 3rd leading cause of death among people aged 15-24 in the U.S. (THREAD)

Psychological research, methodology, and knowledge is a crucial part of addressing and combatting social problems for individuals facing racism, addiction, poverty, and homelessness.

Let's be honest.

Honesty is the first step when improving your #mentalhealth. Once you have the willpower to acknowledge the issue, you will be able to start working on yourself and make things better. #HonestyDay

If you're ready to take that step, contact us!

#StressAwarenessMonth If you feel like stress has taken over your life, try implementing these five simple tasks!

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

#WorldBookDay If you like to read, this one is for you!📖

Here are 11 books that will expand your knowledge on mental health as you know it:

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

There are many #EarthDay activities that not only help the #environment but also improve our #mentalhealth! Today try:

🌱 Participating in a beach cleanup
🌱 Going outside and connecting with nature
🌱 Visiting a farmer's market
🌱 Going for a walk / hike


We know that the COVID-19 pandemic mixed with your already busy schedule might prevent you from coming into our office. Which is why we started offering telehealth services! 💻

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

If you're dealing with depression, contact us! We want to help.

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

Our last #FamilyEducationNight is tonight. Join the conversation to improve your family relationships!

Join us:

#MondayMotivation Always remember: There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

You are stronger than your anxiety.

Regardless of how big your anxious thoughts may feel, you must remember you are strong and will ALWAYS be resilient.

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

#InternationalMomentofLaughterDay Laughter truly is the best medicine! It can:

✨ Activate and relieve your stress response
✨ Soothe tension
✨ Improve your immune system
✨ Improve your mood

#StressAwarenessMonth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

#StressAwarenessMonth Stress occurs when we feel that we lack the resources to meet our demands.

Check out this article to better understand this overwhelming feeling and how you can cope:

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

#TestimonialTuesday If you're interested to know what our patients and other mental health professionals are saying, visit our website!

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

#SpotlightSunday #OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations that make them feel driven to do something repetitively.

#mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #SoCal

Did you know that 4.5% of adults in #California had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year? Let's decrease this statistic. *Source:

Contact us!

#SoCal #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth


Our #BreakfastforClinicians meeting begins tomorrow, April 8th, from 9am to 10am (PST). We look forward to seeing you!

Join us:

#WellnessWednesday Did you know that research shows that #avocados help with #anxiety? Its super high fatty acid content helps protect both the mind and heart.

What's your favorite way to eat avocados? Share with us in the comments! 🥑

#StressAwarenessMonth In a 2021 survey, 49% of adults stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has made planning for their future feel impossible.

Don't let stress take over your life. The PCI team will help you get back on your feet so you can feel like yourself again. 📞 747-22-7464

Having a solid support system is extremely important for the development of our children.

On April 5th, at 7 pm (PST), we will be having our biweekly #FamilyEducationNight! Come out and learn how we can all be better role models for our kids.

Join us:

The team at #PCI welcomes you to get the proper #treatment that you deserve.

Put YOU first. Visit our location and give us a call for a free consultation. 📞 747-222-7464

For #DoctorsDay, Meet Dr. Miriam Hamideh!

As the executive and clinical director of #PCI, she is fully dedicated to helping everyone receive the proper #treatment that they deserve.

In 2021, #California was the 19th highest state with youth experiencing major depressive illnesses. And unfortunately, childhood #depression is more likely to persist into adulthood if gone untreated.

Join the conversation. Our children need our love and support more than ever.

#SpotlightSunday Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when someone is struggling with two different diagnoses happening at the same. Many people who receive a dual diagnosis have a substance use disorder AND a #mentalhealth issue.

Did you know that 5.7 million adult Americans are diagnosed with bipolar disorder each year? (National Institute of Mental Health)

If you or someone you know is struggling with bipolar disorder, contact us. 📞 747-22-7464 #BipolarDisorder

Seeking out help may feel scary. But the team at #PCI is here to welcome you with open arms.

Together let's inhale #courage and exhale fear.

Although it's now #spring, and this season is known to bring #springshowers, it can also bring showers of #depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons.

Don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you!

#WellnessWednesday We believe that by combining these four pillars you'll be able to keep your #mind and body in their healthiest state.✨

Tell us, do you prioritize one pillar over another? Let us know in the comments. We want to help you get on track to practice them all!

Looking to improve your relationship with your family members? Attend our #FamilyEducationNight! Our team of specialists wants to help your #family establish better communication, #teamwork, and appreciation for each other!

Join us:

#InternationalDayofHappiness We've provided you with some #tips on how to increase your happiness!

If you're #HappyAndIKnowIt give this post a ❤!

Good Food = Good Mood. 🍿

When we indulge in the foods that we love, it brings us happiness! So, for all of our #popcorn lovers, here's a #tip: try making your own instead of purchasing premade popcorn from the store. #nationalnutritionmonth

Thank you to everyone who joined our #BreakfastwithClinicians last Friday!

We're over the moon with the growth of this #event and we can't wait to meet more incredible #clinicians in the upcoming months. If you have any #virtual photos from the event, please share them with us!

#TriviaTuesday In honor of #BrainAwarenessWeek, we want to #test your #knowledge on this complex organ.

Q: At what age does your brain reach full maturity?

Leave your answers in the comments below! ⬇

#SpotlightSunday Families need, and deserve, to better understand the complex #challenges their loved one is facing. And at #PCI, we help #families understand the complex mixture of issues resulting in their loved one’s suffering.

Call us! 📞 747-222-7464

Have a question for us? Check out our #FAQ page!

And of course, don't be afraid to call us if you can't find the answer you're looking for!

#BlackHistoryMonth Bebe Moore Campbell was a mental health #advocate who shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community. She founded NAMI-Inglewood and was even recognized by Congress for bringing awareness to the #mentalhealth struggles of underrepresented groups.

Developing better eating #habits can boost your self-esteem and improve your overall #health. As a community, let's all #motivate one another by sharing our favorite #healthy #meal ideas.

Leave them in the comments below! 🥗

No #family is perfect. However, given the proper resources, we can all improve the relationships we have with our loved ones.

Start the journey tonight by joining our FREE #FamilyEducationNight!
Join us:

Did you know that a few of our nation's leaders struggled with #depression?

🇺🇸 In honor of #PresidentsDay, check out this article to learn more about how depression has affected some of the most famous men in #American #history!

Do you have any plans for next Tuesday evening? Join our #PCI #FamilyEducationNight! It's completely #FREE and open to everyone! 👍

While today may be the only official #RandomActsofKindnessDay, we should strive to be kind every day! Here are three kind acts that will put a #smile on a stranger's face:

🌱Give an unexpected compliment.
🌱Buy a warm meal for someone in need.
🌱Hold the door open for someone.

The team at #PCI is here to help you put yourself first. Visit our website to learn more about our #mission and who we are.

#SpotlightSunday Addiction refers to the patterned use of an addictive substance that is consumed to the degree of causing harm and creating some sort of dependence. This can happen to anybody who abuses substance use.

For more information on addiction:

Our clinical team is dedicated to our patient's #wellness and #recovery. It is our #mission to provide clarity about the #psychological issues you or your loved one might be currently facing.

Watch our new @YouTube video to learn more about who we are!

Tomorrow is this month's #BreakfastforClinicians meeting! Add the link to your calendar and jump into the conversation!

Join us:

#BlackHistoryMonth Did you know that 16% (4.8 million) of Black and African American people reported having a mental illness, and 22.4% of those (1.1 million people) reported a serious mental illness over the past year?

PCI is here for you. ❤️

A #healthy #family #relationship is one of the most important bonds your child will encounter. And #PCI wants to help these bonds become stronger than ever before.

Attend our #FamilyEducationNight tonight at 7pm (PST)!
Join us:

This #Monday sounds like the perfect day to start up a new #hobby. Journaling, anyone? 📒

Studies have shown that #journaling can reduce the frequency of intrusive, depressive thoughts, help people who are vulnerable to #depression, and reduce overall levels of #stress.

Don't let not having #insurance stop you from getting the #help you deserve. At #PCI, we can create a payment plan specific to your course of #treatment, personal circumstance, or financial hardship.

Contact us today to get started! 📞 747-222-7464

Do you nit-pick each and every flaw you have? If the answer is yes, let's begin the journey of improving the way you view yourself.

This month is International Boost Self Esteem Month. Here are some daily mantras to recite every morning!✨

The first month of 2022 is almost over! Have you stayed on top of your new year's #resolutions? The #PCI team wants to help you stay on track! Screenshot the image below and fill in your 2022 #goals!✨

Psychologists say spending time in the #kitchen can help relieve #stress and improve your #mentalhealth. So it's only right to relax this weekend by trying out these #cookie #recipes! 🍪

Let us know in the comments which recipe was your favorite!

Only at #PCI Centers Care Institute, our team of professionals have over 20 years of experience in helping our #community thrive. We're fully equipped in tackling the toughest challenges with you.

Contact us! Let's go on this #journey together.

Can't make it to your next appointment at one of our #PCI Center facilities? Not a problem! We provide #telehealth services to always care for you, even in the comfort of your own #home.

For more information:

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”
– Anthony Liccione

Join our FREE #FamilyEducationNight tonight at 7pm (PST)!

Today is the #InternationalDayofEducation, and we want to test your #mentalhealth #knowledge!

Q: How many adults experience mental illness in a given year?
(a.) 75.2 million
(b.) 43.8 million
(c.) 14.6 million

Leave your answers in the comments below!

With group #therapy, you're able to learn more about your relational qualities, which will add #synergy to and #enhance the other components of your treatment experience.

Contact us today to get started! 📞 747-222-7464

#PCI #FamilyEducationalNight is coming up next Tuesday. Don't forget to mark your calendars! We can't wait to see you there! 😄

Save the link:

We are thrilled to announce that PCI's Executive and Clinical Director, Dr. Miriam Hamideh, Ph.D., has been elected as the new president of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (@LACPApsych) for the 2023 term!

Show Dr. Hamideh some love in the comments below!💙💚

#WellnessWednesday Making your workout routine a priority can provide you with many #mentalhealth benefits. Walking, biking, yoga, and weight training are all forms of #exercise that you can do. Find what works best for YOU.

What's your favorite form of exercise?💪

#TestimonialTuesday We strive to continue helping our clients overcome their struggles and learn to manage their issues adaptively. ❤️

Check out our other #reviews using the link!

#SpotlightSunday According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 7 million Americans are diagnosed with #bipolardisorder. And the team at #PCI Centers Care Institute is here to adequately address every #symptom.

For more information:

Curious about the conditions we #treat? Visit our website to learn more about common #psychological conditions!

The COVID-19 #pandemic has had a major impact on many people's #mental #health. And learning how to cope with #stress and #anxiety will help you and your loved ones feel more resilient than ever! ✨

Tomorrow is this month's #BreakfastforClinicians meeting! These events are FREE and open to all clinicians or behavioral #health specialists around the world!

Join us:

This #newyear, it's time to put you first. Your #mental #health does NOT define you. Get the help that you deserve by giving us a call! 📞 747-22-7464

Our #FamilyEducationNight is tonight at 7pm (PST)! Let's all make our #family relationships become stronger than ever. 💪

Join us:

Did you know that January is #MentalWellness Month?🌿 Check out these four #tips on practicing better mental #wellness in 2022:

Viktor Frankl, while imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps, began working on"Man's Search for Meaning".

The seminal novel would later be considered by the Library of Congress as one of "the ten most influential books in the United States."

#psychology #Mentalhealth

US cases of #depression have tripled during the #COVID19 pandemic!

There is always light at the end of the tunnel and many invaluable lessons to be learned along the way.

We are here to assist your journey...

What is #depression, really?

Depressive disorders are elusive and often ignored or mislabeled. There is no one-size-fits-all disorder, nor do they have a well-defined set of causes.

Learn more about depressive disorders at

Forgetting is a necessary and adaptive function of our #psychology.

According to neuroscience Professor Sheena Josselyn, “People tend to think of forgetting as being a pathology, but forgetting is adaptive as it is not good to remember every single thing that happened to you."

Ted Talk Tuesday!
#Suicide is a more common cause of death than traffic accidents. What could the future look like if we approached mental health the same way we do cancer or heart disease? #tedtalk #suicideawareness #mentalhealth #pci

Leonard Cohen, the singer of "Hallelujah", was outspoken about #mentalhealth.

Here, he paints us a picture that is too often forgotten...
Our imperfections enable the existence of what makes us beautiful.

Are rates of #addiction rising? Is addiction becoming a more deadly disease? Or is it both?

Fueled by the opioid crisis and #COVID19 isolation, drug overdose deaths have climbed to alarming rates.

Do not wait until it's too late...

Ask for help at

Are you #addicted?

The answer, most likely, is yes. However, that does not mean it is harmful, or that you need treatment.

To learn more about the nuances of #addiction, and when it is time to ask for help, head to

Ted Talk Tuesday!
Stories and lessons from a man who has existed as close to #suicide as one can be. #tedtalk #SuicideAwareness #pci

How does PCI train the next generation of smart, empathetic, and highly competent clinicians?

Find out at

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