Youth Services System

Have you heard the term “snowflake” being thrown around in recent months? The name is meant as a derogatory slam to those of the younger generation who are unafraid of expressing their feelings.

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This week, October 7-13, is Mental Illness Awareness week. Learn more about mental illness to help break the stigma surrounding mental health disorders.

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Hallucinations are characterized as false perceptions and can be a symptom of serious mental illnesses.

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What is a Comorbid Disorder?

By Maura Fenske • September 19, 2018

Comorbid disorders are disorders that occur at the same time or one right after another.

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Many young people go through feelings of self-deprecation or sadness, but when feelings grow darker and more constant, it might be time for some intervention.

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The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that about half of those with schizophrenia can recover with the correct treatment.

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Schizophrenia and psychosis have many similarities, but they also have many differences. Schizophrenia and psychosis are not the same, though some use the two terms interchangeably.

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College is often referred to as “the best four years” of a person’s life. But what about for those who struggle with mental illness?

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Typically, symptoms of psychosis begin around ages 12 to 16, but a very small percentage of children under the age of 12 present with symptoms of psychosis.

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The life expectancy in those with schizophrenia is shorter than in those who do not have the condition.

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