The Importance Of Staying Sober During The Holidays

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The holiday season is here, and many have displayed holiday decor in residential and commercial spaces, bringing surrounding neighborhoods to life. People all over the country are hustling and preparing for the festive season’s activities.  Family members and friends are cementing plans for the night ahead and anticipating their holiday break. For many, this is…

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How Music Can Improve Mental Health

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Most people look at music as one of the most powerful influences. It is an instant mood changer for most, and it balances out the highs and the lows that people may go through daily. From a mental health standpoint, more and more people understand how much it can improve someone’s mental state. Regardless of…

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Parents May Need Therapeutic Support If Their Teen Is In Treatment

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For teens undergoing residential treatment, we can’t stress the importance of parents having their therapeutic support enough. Whether your child is receiving help for an emotional disorder, substance use, mental health problems, or another underlying issue, Elevations RTC can bring comprehensive support to the whole family.  Today, we’ll discuss the various resources, therapy, and support…

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How Gratitude Can Boost Your Mental Health

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It is easy to get overwhelmed in a world of increasing stress and uncertainty. The past few years alone have resulted in sweeping changes that left many wondering about their future. People need to take care of their mental health to keep their peace. The good news is that everyone has access to a powerful solution…

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How to Support LGBTQIA Teens this Pride Month

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This June marks another Pride month, following more than fifty years of Pride parade celebrations, beginning with the very first in New York City on June 28, 1970. As with every year, there will be many participants for whom this Pride month is their first one “out.” More than ever, teenagers are coming to terms…

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The Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Mental Health

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Throughout our history at Elevations RTC, we have crafted an approach that has many benefits for teenagers. Our goal has always been to have a strong base for therapy to help teens and parents, and then we tweak the approach for each individual to get a customized experience. During the month of May, which is Mental Health Month, we want to cover a few of the major benefits of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) we use.

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Coping with Depression: 5 Strategies

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5 Strategies to Boost Self-Esteem & Coping with Depression Depression and low self-esteem often go hand-in-hand. When an individual is suffering from symptoms of depression, it can be difficult to feel confident or value ourselves. This can make coping with depression extremely difficult and discouraging. If we don’t feel confident in ourselves, we most likely…

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