Myth Buster

Mythbuster: He looks okay, so he must be okay.

Sobriety is much more than not drinking or using drugs. It involves complete mental, physical, and spiritual health, and is better viewed as living life successfully while being sober, rather than successfully saying “no” to drugs and alcohol. People who have truly achieved sobriety will have renewed stability and purpose[…]

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Myth Buster: I can’t get PTSD from work

As I stated in my latest article, any high stress or dangerous environment can place workers at risk of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and this is not limited to the ‘obvious’ lines of work such as soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. With almost 5 million Americans suffering from[…]

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Mythbuster: I just have to cast a demon out and they’ll be cured

Although they may have varying cultural beliefs, many minorities share a common stigma within their own groups—that any form of mental illness is “bad” and therefore “of the devil.” This myth has an overbearing strong-hold, and unfortunately this misguided information is ministered to people, passed through generations, and accepted as[…]

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Myth Buster: Homosexuality is a mental illness that can be treated

“Even in purely nonreligious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty and, in the words of one Catholic educator, of “human construction.” It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such it deserves fairness, compassion, understanding and, when possible, treatment. But[…]

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MythBuster – Autism is a Mental Health Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder, which means it affects the functioning of the brain. Although many debate where we should draw the line between neurological and psychiatric disorders, at Privy Oasis, LLC we look at the concept of comprehensive mental health as much more than the mere absence[…]

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Myth Buster: I am Bipolar because I have ADHD (Here’s the scientific proof)

Hypomania or ADHD? Depression or ADHD? To answer your question, let’s look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for clarification Depression  Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness ADHD  Often has difficulty sustaining attention in task If that didn’t clear things up, there is also an[…]

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MYTH BUSTER: I can’t get in trouble if I send a nude picture

Too often, kids and their parents don’t have any real idea on the legal consequences of sexting. Although each state has different laws regarding these offenses, sexting is definitely on the radar for both lawmakers and officials as it has been linked to child pornography, cyber bullying, and teen suicide[…]

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