OUT IN THE OPEN BULLYING: THE FORGOTTEN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE BULLYING: THE FORGOTTEN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE While many think bullying is no big deal, just a part of growing up, science is proving just how harmful the effects can be Celebrities speak up Celebrities speak up In May 2016 actress Hayden Panettiere took to Twitter, revealing her struggle with postpartum depression and that she was seeking treatment Depression in Children and Adolescents Depression in Children and Adolescents Are our children depressed? About 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 according to the National Comorbidity Survey Getting Muddy Really Can Make You Happier! Getting Muddy Really Can Make You Happier! Digging, planting vegetables, harvesting fruits, mowing, weeding, watering and composting - For some people, these are chores to do over the weekend! However, research has shown that... Gone Fishing... Gone Fishing... At Balance, we serve a lot of fish. It is an integral part of each client’s meal plan. It is packed with Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are not only great for the heart and blood, but champions... How Antidepressants Help Create New Connections in Our Brain How Antidepressants Help Create New Connections in Our Brain Depression has long been conceptualized as a deficiency in certain neurotransmitters. Antidepressants usually work by replenishing the levels of these neurotransmitters HOW DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY IS BEING APPLIED TO THE TREATMENT OF SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIORS? HOW DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY IS BEING APPLIED TO THE TREATMENT OF SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIORS? It seems that over the past few years the expansion of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into treatment programs has been ever growing Music Matters. You might want to listen! Music Matters. You might want to listen! There must be a reason why parents have been singing lullabies to babies for hundreds of years. For some, this is the first experience of the amazing ability of music to alter mood... Nutritional Therapy for Mental Well-Being Nutritional Therapy for Mental Well-Being Depression is something that many of us may face in our lifetimes. At Balance Treatment Center, we make comprehensive efforts in the treatment of depression Self-Medication Hypothesis of Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse Self-Medication Hypothesis of Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse Have you ever sat down to drink a glass of wine to help relax after a long, stressful day at work? Or needed to smoke a cigarette to calm your nerves after conflict with a loved one? SUICIDE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN THAT CANNOT BE IGNORED SUICIDE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN THAT CANNOT BE IGNORED Suicide is a public health concern that cannot be ignored. Over 41,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is tragic. But it is often preventable When Healthy Eating is Harmful Eating When Healthy Eating is Harmful Eating Eating a clean and healthy diet is one of the most beneficial ways to assure physical and mental wellness. Each and every day we are inundated with information touting the benefits of real food Writing Is Positively Powerful Writing Is Positively Powerful The written word has always been a powerful tool - but now science is proving that the act of writing can actually improve your mental health. Even better, you don’t have to be a professional; it’s the kind of writing anyone can do. 5 CELEBRITIES CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS 5 CELEBRITIES CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS In May 2016 actress Hayden Panettiere took to Twitter, revealing her struggle with postpartum depression and that she was seeking treatment. The star of TV show “Nashville” twice checked into a facility for treatment of postpartum depression A Treatment Center’s Farm to Table Approach to Healthcare A Treatment Center’s Farm to Table Approach to Healthcare The culinary philosophy at Balance Treatment Center is deeply rooted in a local farm to table approach. Our clients often arrive at the house never experiencing a real food diet. They have been living off of processed foods high in fat, sugar and calories. They don’t realize the power that food has on their mental and physical wellbeing.