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Our Family Education Night will be tomorrow at 7 pm.

Families suffer all too often. Treatments fail and are not successful in the long term. All families need and deserve to understand the complex challenges their loved ones may be facing.

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This is incredible!

Seeing and hearing about the astounding growth in all areas of our patient's lives is the ultimate reward to us at PCI.

To see more of what our clients and other health professionals are saying about us, head to our website
https://pcicenters.com/performance/testimonials/

Does having significant swings in mood and energy mean you have #bipolar disorder?

What actually is #bipolardisorder anyway? If I go through short periods of #depression could I have bipolar disorder?

Head to our website to learn more
https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/bipolar-disorders-what-is-bipolar-disorder/

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We are in the midst of a crisis!

Less than 10% of patients with substance abuse disorders (SUDs) receive evidence-based care

Telehealth provides a solution.

Head to our website to begin your virtual journey to health.
https://www.pcicenters.com/

#sud #substanceabuse #sobriety

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Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in people ages 10-34.

What are you going to do to change this statistic?

#suicide #SuicidePrevention #SuicidePreventionMonth #overdoseawarenessday

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During the Tokyo Olympic games, 10 requests were received daily by U.S Olympic psychologists to support athlete's mental needs.

Mental health conditions have no boundaries – even if you are a highly decorated Olympian.

Can you ask for help?
https://www.pcicenters.com/contact/

A five-year study, recently published in JAMA, found that telepsychology was highly successful in the treatment of bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The roadblock between you and your treatment has been cleared. Telehealth works...

https://www.pcicenters.com/

How are you honoring yourself today in celebration of #selfcareawarenessmonth?

Our 7 Domains of Wellness can point you in the right direction...
https://www.pcicenters.com/specialities/pci-philosophy/

What do hardship, adversity, and tragedy have in common?

They are opportunities for growth, courage, and a better future. COVID-19, mental health, and substance abuse disorders are no exception.

Join us for our Family Night to begin the transformation
https://m.facebook.com/events/pci-centers/pcis-family-night/811489636469300/

What were you doing, where were you, how did you feel when the first plane hit?

#pci #pcicenters #pciwestlake #pciwestlakevillage #psychology #september11 #trauma #ptsd #traumatreatment #ptsdrecovery #ptsdawareness

Advocacy is a core component of the PCI mission.
Because of the importance we place on education, we have developed two approaches to help anyone and everyone learn about the science of health and wellness. Here they are: https://pcicenters.com/science/

"...the percentage of people who experience an overdose but choose not to visit the emergency department is likely increasing, suggesting overdose rates may be even higher."

Clinicians, join us Friday for the discussion of such an important topic.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210728201358.htm

Part of putting the patient first means that we place the utmost importance on patient feedback.

See what our clients are saying...
https://www.pcicenters.com/performance/testimonials/

The hidden epidemic of opioid overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part 4 of our 6 part series, Virtual Breakfast for Clinicians will be held this Friday, September 10th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.

Join us or find more info by following the link below
https://www.facebook.com/events/1453805124964422/

In a recent study of 19,806 participants, those who spent 120 minutes or more in nature per week had a greater likelihood of reporting good health or high well-being than those with less exposure.

What is your favorite way to immerse yourself in nature?

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44097-3

In a time characterized by many traumatic events, it is now greatly important for us to discuss trauma. We must recognize that trauma is part of the human condition and that by working through it, we can grow stronger, kinder, and more empathetic people.

https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/trauma-disorders-what-is-trauma/

From the great work of many researchers, we know that our stress response is bi-directional, meaning that stress will cause changes in our bodies, but also that we can take control of our breath and vision to reverse the direction and reduce stress.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vision-and-breathing-may-be-the-secrets-to-surviving-2020/

A large part of our mission at PCI is to support and inspire our community.

Family Education Night, tomorrow night at 7 PM, will continue to be a powerful outlet for connection amongst our community. All are welcome!

Follow the link below to register.

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Proper treatment for mental health and addiction requires a comprehensive approach, which our diverse clinical team is dedicated to providing to you, in the comfort of your home. PCI offers all of our intensive outpatient services via telehealth

https://www.pcicenters.com/intensive-outpatient-iop-outpatient-op/

Health and happiness starts with a plan - Boost productivity, and relieve unnecessary stress. 🌿



#holistichealth #mentalhealth #weeklygoals #productivity #humanisitcpsychology #positivepsychology

Grab your coffee and join us!
This Friday, February 12, from 9-10 AM
Our next conversation will be about the efficacy of integrating Hormonal Assessments into the clinical treatment of mental health issues.

-This is a free event-
Open to all clinicians!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86132794907

Follow the link in our bio to read the full article on Stress within the Family System ~

In this new reality caused my the COVID-19 pandemic, we must find ways to relearn, recalibrate, and regain our coping skills.

#mentalhealth #stressmanagement #familystress #covidstress

Deep and focused breath work is known to regulate symptoms of anxiety. 🌿

1. Engage your diaphragm
2. Extend your exhalation and
3. Bring yourself back to the present

Mindfulness is only a breath away 🌿
http://healthline.com/health/breathing-exercises-for-anxiety
http://positivepsychology.com/deep-breathing-techniques-exercises

#mindfulness #meditation

Today, this entire month, and always, let's take the time to check in on our loved ones, give them strength in times of hopelessness, and empower them to recognize their truest potential and the beauty of their unique selves. 🌿 #WorldSuicidePreventionDay  #SuicidePreventionMonth

At PCI, we compassionately asses and acknowledge thoughts of suicide should they ever arise among our patients - providing the support, plan, and resources needed. Visit our website for more information. You are never alone🌿 #SuicidePrevention #SuicidePreventionDay

PCI strives to create longevity in the recovery and well-being of our patients, and offer ever resource possible for healthy living. 🌿




#recovery #mentalhealth #addiction #substanceuse #addictionresources #connection #socialdistancing

Here are a few myths, debunked surrounding substance use:

Visit our website to read the full article - link in bio 🌿

#addiction #mentalhealth #treatment #myths #recovery #rehab #substanceabuse

Join us for our weekly virtual discussion on the current strides of substance use and mental health treatment 🌿Visit our website for a link to the meeting and more information! #mentalhealth #substanceabuse #wellness

Life is a journey of learning and changing - don't forget all that you've overcome every step of the way🌿

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#mentalhealth #addiction #happiness #recovery #wellness #psychology #humanist #carlrrogers https://www.instagram.com/p/CEHlV9njlin/?igshid=1vn97dmg03aw8

Prioritizing your mental health is key to #emotional well-being. The implementation of #wellness practices can effectively improve #mentalhealth and decrease reliance on #substance 🌱 a thread:

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While experts are still learning about how the #pandemic could affect children's long-term #mentalhealth, they have tips for parents now on supporting their children during these unprecedented times.
https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/tips-boosting-childs-mental-health-covid-19-71969554

Student #mentalhealth has been on the decline over the last 10 years, and with the #pandemic and racial tensions, things have only gotten worse. A new study from Yale suggests teaching students #breathingtechniques.
https://news.yale.edu/2020/07/27/improve-students-mental-health-yale-study-finds-teach-them-breathe

The road to #sobriety and a healthy mind is paved with actionable steps to come out a winner. ✊
One of those steps is recognizing your #drugaddiction.
(via @PCI_Westlake)
https://www.pcicenters.com/how-to-help-someone-with-drug-addiction-and-depression/

#WhatWeTreatSeries: Bipolar Disorder

Someone who suffers from bipolar disorder alternates between periods of depression and elevated moods. The first step towards healthier life is to recognize the symptoms and encourage treatment. 💚

https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/bipolar-disorders-what-is-bipolar-disorder/

While every relationship may be unique, there are a few common #relationshipproblems most people experience.
(via @PCI_Westlake)
https://www.pcicenters.com/common-relationship-problems/

Don't assume someone is OK just because they say they are. Here's how you can help someone who's struggling with #depression.
https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-you-can-help-a-loved-one-who-has-depression-tips-from-psychologists

Differentiating between trait and state #anxiety is helpful to choose the most appropriate treatment for patients and to prevent the condition from becoming chronic.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-source-unease-tension-effectively-anxiety.html

#MentalHealthTip: By recognizing what you're grateful for each day and celebrating all of your wins, no matter how big or small, you can greatly improve your mental health.

Since the #Covid19 outbreak, #anxiety cases have risen significantly. The good news is that you can still receive treatment online.
(via @PCI_Westlake)
https://www.pcicenters.com/the-benefits-of-online-anxiety-therapy/

#Alcoholaddiction doesn’t occur suddenly. It is the result of a pattern of excessive drinking which is sustained over time. If you notice the following signs in yourself or a loved one, it may be time to consider reaching out for help.
https://www.pcicenters.com/alcohol-addiction-treatment/

In the quest to determine the best #depressiondisorder treatment, #psychiatrists have worked to define and classify disorders by certain characteristics. 🧠
(via @PCI_Westlake)
https://www.pcicenters.com/types-of-depression-disorders/

Mental illness is more common than you might think.
Over 50% of the people in the U.S will receive a #mentalillness diagnosis throughout their lifetime. Do you know what signs to look out for?
https://www.pcicenters.com/9-common-signs-of-mental-illness/

#Dissociation interferes with the treatment of all types of disorders and makes it hard to pay attention to the present moment. Because of this, it's important to address dissociation through treatment and learning ways to cope, such as these.

Did you know? 10-30% of wildfire survivors develop diagnosable #mentalhealth conditions.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/07/mental-health-aftermath-california-wildfires/608656/

Emotions can be overwhelming for anyone, but especially for those with borderline personality disorder. Use these coping skills to help reduce emotion dysregulation and other symptoms of #BPD.
https://www.verywellmind.com/coping-skills-borderline-personality-disorder-425412

Asian shame and stigma plays a significant role in suicide and is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans aged 20-24. What exactly is it? And how can we overcome it? | NAMI #NotAlone #MinorityMentalHealth

https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/How-Asian-Shame-and-Stigma-Contribute-to-Suicide

The constant stream of news and social media never ends. Are you hurting your #mentalhealth be #doomscrolling?
https://www.wired.com/story/stop-doomscrolling/

Though we are not currently seeing clients in-person, we are proud to be offering #telehealth services to provide #virtualcare during this time. If you or a loved one is struggling, contact us today to learn how we can help. 💚 http://www.pcicenters.com

July is #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth. Minorities face many struggles, and access to mental health services is no different. Here's how you can get involved. #MMHAM #NotAlone

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

Did you know? Nearly 9 million people have a co-occurring disorder according to @samhsagov. Yet, only 7% of these individuals get treatment for both conditions.
https://www.verywellmind.com/co-occurring-disorders-mental-health-and-addiction-4158280

Join us every Tuesday at 7pm for an open and interactive virtual discussion surrounding #coronavirus updates and support with Dr. Miriam Hamideh and Dr. Joshua Diamond of PCI Centers.⁣ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83064660269

Abandoning a loved one to his or her own misery rarely produces a preferred outcome when facing #drugaddiction. You can help by arming yourself with information to best help them.
https://www.pcicenters.com/how-to-help-someone-with-drug-addiction-and-depression/

To help jumpstart your summer reading list, here’s a list of books by authors who identify as #LGBTQ and are primarily people of color, authors writing about #mentalhealth and substance misuse.

Reading The Rainbow Of Mental Health: [https://bit.ly/2YbcCsq]

Everything feels more challenging when you're dealing with #depression. But there are some things you can do to cope with your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
https://www.verywellmind.com/tips-for-living-with-depression-1066834

#WhatWeTreatSeries: Bipolar Disorder

Someone who suffers from bipolar disorder alternates between periods of depression and elevated moods. The first step towards healthier life is to recognize the symptoms and encourage treatment. 💚

https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/bipolar-disorders-what-is-bipolar-disorder/

#Alcoholaddiction doesn’t occur suddenly. It is the result of a pattern of excessive drinking which is sustained over time. If you notice the following signs in yourself or a loved one, it may be time to consider reaching out for help.
https://www.pcicenters.com/alcohol-addiction-treatment/

There isn't a more important time to be shining a light on #mentalhealth access issues than during the #coronavirus pandemic, when people around the country are reporting increased #anxiety and #depression.
https://www.today.com/health/robin-williams-son-zak-talks-honoring-his-father-s-legacy-t186191

In a new interview with CNN, Gulman and Apatow get real about the seriousness of #depression during the #coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/entertainment/judd-apatow-gary-gulman-the-great-depresh-hbo/index.html

It’s a scary time for a lot of people—and if that’s taking a toll on your #mentalhealth, you’re not alone. The good news is, there are a lot of options out there for people who can’t afford expensive treatment.
https://money.com/affordable-therapy-sliding-scale-therapists/

Abandoning a loved one to his or her own misery rarely produces a preferred outcome when facing #drugaddiction. You can help by arming yourself with information to best help them.
https://www.pcicenters.com/how-to-help-someone-with-drug-addiction-and-depression/

#Whatwetreatseries: Trauma

Traumatic experiences can sometimes follow us for the rest of our lives. How we choose to live with trauma is also unique to our individuality. Seeking help is important to the person’s development and eventual improvement. 💚

https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/trauma-disorders-what-is-trauma/

Of the 3 million California adults who have recently experienced psychological distress and are eligible for public #mentalhealth services, 1.8 million say they have received no treatment or support.
https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/2-million-dont-get-needed-mental-health-care

As we look to COVID-19 #recovery, we must make #mentalhealth care a part of the solution.
https://capitolweekly.net/great-depression-mental-health-is-crucial-to-covid-19-recovery/

This year it is important to remember that we stand together as one nation. Although these are tough times, our trials and tribulations will only make us stronger. We would like to wish you and your family a happy 4th of July.

With all that's been going on in the world lately, let's remember first and foremost to spread #kindness. Whether it’s a simple smile, or something more dramatic, any act of kindness you perform has the same positive effect – on both the recipient, and you. 💚 #BeKind

Seeking #mentalhealth help can be particularly difficult for Black male athletes, but #AShonRiggins is taking steps to change that.
https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/indiana/2020/07/02/ex-iu-football-cb-ashon-riggins-battles-stigma-around-mental-health-issues/3259606001/

As students face cascading uncertainties about school, the pandemic, racial unrest and their futures, some school districts are turning to a simple practice to help young people deal with stress: #mindfulness.
https://edsource.org/2020/california-schools-turn-to-mindfulness-to-help-students-cope-with-stress/633956

The combination of global #stress and restrictions on healthy coping strategies can lead to an increase in risky behaviours, such as consumption of alcohol. Here are healthy ways to cope with COVID-19-related #anxiety.
https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/avoiding-alcohol-cope-stress-during-covid-19

While every relationship may be unique, there are a few common relationship problems most people experience from time to time. In most cases, a couple can work through issues in a way that improves both your communication and bond. 💚
https://www.pcicenters.com/common-relationship-problems/

If something's bothering you, try writing it down 📝. The act of putting your thoughts to paper can be a helpful tool in managing your #mentalhealth.

You’re doing the right thing by practicing physical distancing. But being in the house day after day can take a toll on your well-being.

Here are some ideas for making sure #socialisolation doesn’t turn into an episode of debilitating #depression.

https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/how-to-prevent-a-depression-spiral-while-quarantined

#Onlinetherapy can be a powerful tool for your #mentalhealth, especially during such an isolating, stressful time. Here's how to make the most of it.
https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/7-essential-tips-for-making-the-most-of-online-therapy-during-covid-19

#WhatWeTreatSeries: Addiction

Addiction spills into every area of our lives. Most will follow a similar treatment structure but healing looks different for everyone. Asking for help is hard but It is the most important step in the journey of recovery. 💚

https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/addiction-disorders-what-is-addiction/

This #PTSDAwarenessDay, educate yourself on the symptoms. If you or someone you love is experiencing signs of PTSD, it is important to see a doctor so that you can get the right diagnosis and treatment.

Learn more at: https://www.verywellmind.com/requirements-for-ptsd-diagnosis-2797637

"When something #traumatic happens in your life it rocks you to the core. The world is no longer a safe place."
This is what #PTSD feels like. #PTSDAwarenessDay
(via @MindCharity)
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/about-ptsd/

What are the different types of #addiction and how can treatment help? Take a look at this article to find out.
https://www.pcicenters.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-addiction/

The constant stream of news and social media never ends. Are you hurting your #mentalhealth be #doomscrolling?
https://www.wired.com/story/stop-doomscrolling/

#Addiction is not singular, thus requires a catered approach for your specific case.
(via @PCI_Westlake)
https://www.pcicenters.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-addiction/

The current #pandemic has created several problems for patients recovering from an #addiction. Fortunately, groups across the US and worldwide have adapted with virtual meetings.
(via @PsychTimes)
https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/impact-covid-19-patients-alcohol-or-substance-use-disorder

The @NIH recently renewed its commitment to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child #health ever conducted in the United States.
https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2020/04/landmark-study-of-adolescent-brain-development-renews-for-additional-seven-years

Patients with #BorderlinePersonality tend to rush headlong into disaster with their eyes wide open. Helping these individuals realize that they deserve better treatment seems to be what's needed to put them on a path to making better relationship choices.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/202006/why-people-borderline-personality-pick-poor-partners

"The ongoing pandemic has left some moms on an island like never before."

Coronavirus placing high stress on new, expecting moms and raising risks for mental health issues: [https://wapo.st/2Bu58Jl] via @washingtonpost

While every relationship may be unique, there are a few common relationship problems most people experience from time to time. In most cases, a couple can work through issues in a way that improves both your communication and bond. 💚
https://www.pcicenters.com/common-relationship-problems/

Today and everyday, we're working toward a kinder and braver world in which every single person is valued, respected, and loved ❤️#ChannelKindness

#WhatWeTreatSeries: Depressive Disorders

There is no one way to address feelings of #depression in people, for these will always depend on a case by case basis. However, the first step is always to seek help and find treatment. 💚

https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/depression-disorders-what-is-depression/

With all that's been going on in the world lately, let's remember first and foremost to spread #kindness. Whether it’s a simple smile, or something more dramatic, any act of kindness you perform has the same positive effect – on both the recipient, and you. 💚 #BeKind

Recovery is process and a journey that never ends. What does #recovery mean to you? https://themighty.com/2020/06/borderline-personality-disorder-recovery-journey-acceptance/

Every year, over 20 million adults and adolescents experience symptoms of #depression that meet the criteria for an #MDD diagnosis. This is just one of the many #depressiondisorders.
(via @PCI_Westlake)
https://www.pcicenters.com/types-of-depression-disorders/

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