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Why Certain Mental Health Disorders Peak in the Springtime

Springtime is a time of renewal, & it can also be a time of stress for those with mental health issues. Here’s why certain mental conditions peak during the spring.

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What is Spring Mania? How You Can Help a Loved One

Looking for ways to help a loved one who may be expressing spring mania? We have you covered with tips on how to help overcome manic episodes and show support.

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​​What is Persistent Depressive Disorder? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment)

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic mental health disorder that frequently begins during childhood or adolescence and can continue for life. We cover what causes it, how to identify it, and how to cope with the condition.

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​​What is Major Depressive Disorder? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment)

Major Depression is a significant mental health disorder facing teens today. We outline what causes it, how to identify it, and what the treatment is for the disorder.

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Health Equity: Why It Matters and How to Achieve It

Health Equity is the focus on addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health. Addressing health inequities is essential in today's society.

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Recognizing the Impact of Suicide: The Importance of Suicide Prevention

If someone you know is showing warning signs of suicide, don't ignore them. Charlie Health can help you learn how to recognize warning signs and get help.

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Self Harm: The Signs, Causes & How We Can Help

Sometimes people self-harm as a way to cope with emotional pain or distress. Here is a resource about the signs, causes, and how someone could potentially help.

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Mental Health Effects of Chronic Pain

The Mental Health Effects of Chronic Pain: An overview of the psychological effects of chronic pain and strategies for coping and healing.

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Celebrating Women's History Month 2022

A Statement from Carter Barnhart, CEO and Co-Founder of Charlie Health

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Benefits of Group Therapy

Charlie Health is a mental health treatment for teens, young adults and families. Benefits of their group therapy sessions include improved communication, stress reduction and self-esteem.

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Black History Month: Barriers to Mental Health Care for African Americans

February is Black History Month. It's the perfect time to highlight the unique mental health issues and struggles that are facing many African Americans.

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Mental Health: The Biggest Threat to Our Generation

With the sheer volume of unprecedented mental health challenges, there's no denying that Gen Z deserves a tailored, evidence-based approach to mental health care.

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How to Build Mental Health Awareness in Schools

By identifying the warning signs of mental health conditions and providing mental health support, schools can help at-risk students seek mental health care.

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How to Help a Friend With Depression

While mental health diagnoses affect a significant amount of people, depression in particular can be vastly misunderstood. Help educate others on depression and mental health.

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Creating a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

The holiday season can be stressful. However, Charlie Health is here to help you prioritize your well-being during this season with helpful tips to relax and enjoy.

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Adolescent Mental Health: A National Emergency

A National State of Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health was declared last week by a consortium of leading medical professionals, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association. In a series of stark findings and vehement recommendations for policymakers, the group of mental health providers cited the reasons for their declaration as “soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality that will have lasting impacts on [youth], their families, and their communities.”

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What is Gender Dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is defined as “the disconnect between experienced gender and assigned gender,” according to the Child Mind Institute. Simply put, gender dysphoria is the cognitive dissonance that occurs when someone doesn’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.

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National Coming Out Day

As we celebrate National Coming Out Day, remember: there is no such thing as a right or wrong time to come out as LGBTQIA+. Coming out is always on your terms; nobody else's. Checking in with yourself (maybe after some self-care!) about who feels safe to talk to can be a hugely empowering process.

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The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

It certainly comes as no surprise to many that there is a link between increased use of social media and skyrocketing rates of mental health diagnoses across the world. And while clinical research remains somewhat divided on the issue, several news reports over the past few weeks have revealed that Facebook and Instagram have been aware of their platforms’ negative effects on mental health--but have kept its extremity under wraps. 

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Nutrition & Mood-Healthy Foods

Nutrition is a key component to ensuring mental and physical health. For young people in particular, eating regularly and maximizing nutritious foods is critical when the body is still developing. Numerous scientific studies have shown a strong connection between diet and mental health. It’s essential to take advantage of what is in your control to better your own mental wellbeing.

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Navigating Teen Mental Health Conditions

Adolescence is a common time for signs of mental health issues to emerge—many are struggling with hormonal changes, adapting to new environments, and increased stress from school or social activities. Critically, 1 in 5 young people suffer from a mental illness; however, the majority of young people fail to receive appropriate treatment. Early intervention is essential when warning signs of mental illness emerge. If you are unsure whether you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a mental illness, it’s important to reach out to a mental health professional. Self-diagnoses can be dangerous and often inaccurate. In order to receive the most appropriate and effective care, reach out for support—you are not alone.

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Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season is once again upon us. Despite the expectations of joy and festivities, this time of year doesn’t always go as planned. For many, the holiday season can bring about feelings of sadness, grief or disappointment. It’s important to remember that you are not alone. This year, in particular, has brought unexpected challenges and the holidays are no different. Many of us are unable to spend time with family and loved ones. These circumstances can add to the stress that many of us are already feeling. We’ve put together some tips on how you can stay motivated and survive this holiday season.

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Why is Sleep So Important?

Sleep is an essential component of our physical and mental health that allows our bodies to rest and recharge. A healthy sleep schedule can be challenging while juggling the responsibilities and pressures of the day. Nonetheless, it is critical to prioritize how and when you sleep in order to improve the quality of your mood and the productivity of your day.

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of depression that typically begins in the fall and can last throughout the winter. SAD can cause changes in energy levels, sleep schedules, appetite, mood and others. While individuals can experience these symptoms differently, it’s important to validate them and learn how you can cope.

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Social Media Use & Mental Health

Social media has profoundly changed the way we interact with others, particularly for young people who have grown up alongside social media’s growth and fallen victim to its addictive qualities. Over the last decade, researchers have been investigating the relationship between mental health and social media. It is clear that social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok can cause symptoms of depression; however, there is also research that shows those who already present signs of depression are more likely to engage with social media in harmful ways.

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