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Mental Health

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the mental health category.

Jim Kress
Jim brings 20 years of experience to Statesboro. Jim Kress, LPC, CADC II was hired in 2017 to supervise our Outpatient Program and to assist in its expansion. Over the last year, Jim has infused Willingway’s outpatient treatment with new staff, new programs, and new ideas, all while maintaining Willlingway’s tried and true approach to...
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Why Being in Nature Is Good for You - young man in forest with hoodie and backpack
At the end of the day, all you may need is a good forest bath to help you stay well. A topic that made national news not too long ago, the concept of forest bathing is just one of many back-to-nature practices that provide therapeutic benefits. And there’s no time like the present to connect...
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Treating Chronic Pain: When Opiates Aren't the Answer - grayscale woman hurt shoulder red added
Throughout history, medical professionals have struggled to understand how people experience pain. The difference between an individual’s perception of pain and a physician’s assessment of that perception have made this a challenging task. The popular care response has been to provide whatever medication comes close to alleviating the most symptoms. This gives the patient a...
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bipolar disorder and addiction - bipolar disorder - willingway
You may recognize the term “dual diagnosis” or “co-occurring disorder.” Both of these phrases refer to a person having both a mental disorder and a substance abuse disorder or addiction, concurrently. One common dual diagnosis is bipolar disorder and addiction. Bipolar disorder used to be most commonly referred to as “manic depression.” Persons afflicted with...
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managing depression and anxiety without medication - depressed person - willingway
Most of us have days that are great, when we feel as though we are on top of the world and can accomplish anything. Then, there are the days where life is not so great, and we are filled with sadness, remorse, guilt, anger, or a plethora of other negative emotions. When these negative thoughts...
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