Clay Behavioral Health Center Blog

Is Your Medicine Cabinet a Potential Killer?

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments

Teen prescription painkiller abuse is on the rise …. and even the “good” kids are at risk Among teens, prescription drugs are the most commonly used drugs next to marijuana, and almost half of the teens abusing prescription drugs are taking painkillers. Why are so many young people turning to prescription drugs to get high?…

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Motorcycle Run & Dice Roll on Oct. 17 Benefits Clay Behavioral programs

By September 14, 2015 1 Comment

The 6th Annual Ride For A Healthier Community Dice Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 and benefits mental health and substance abuse programs in Clay County. The event is coordinated by Clay Behavioral Health Center each year to raise funds that support programs for members of the community. The ride begins at 9:30 a.m….

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The Addiction Cycle: Inside the Brain of an Addict

By August 10, 2015 0 Comments

As scientists learn more about the causes of addiction, they come to understand the larger role that the brain plays in cravings, substance use, and ultimately substance abuse. If you suspect a loved one is struggling with illegal drug or alcohol abuse, learning more about the brain’s role in addiction can help you understand what…

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Why Women Are More Likely to Become Depressed

By August 2, 2015 1 Comment

Depression has been called the most significant mental health risk for women, especially younger women of childbearing and childrearing age, according to the American Psychology Association. Roughly one in five women develop depression at some point in their life. Women are nearly twice as likely as men to have depression, with onset most common between ages…

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Negative Thinking Can Affect Your Health

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments

Coping with Stress Can Improve Your Physical Health, Too Daniel’s Story Daniel just left a two-jour meeting at work in which his colleague, Jerome, stole the credit for his big idea. Daniel and Jerome had worked together for two weeks on the project, but Daniel came up with the idea and the strategy, and he did…

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Drug Abuse is Still a Growing Problem

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments

Drug abuse is the catalyst for many major social problems, including drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse, and it can further lead to homelessness, crime, and joblessness. According to a recent USA Today article, more Americans die from drug overdoses today (nearly 44,000 deaths a year) than from car accidents or any other type of…

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Postpartum depression and what it means for you and your baby

By March 21, 2015 0 Comments

When Baby Blues Turn Black – Facts About Postpartum Depression Baby blues or PPD? Congratulations; you’re a new mom! But your emotions aren’t matching the occasion; you’re not feeling as happy as others seem to think you should. What gives? If you’re feeling depressed after your baby’s birth, you may be embarrassed to admit it….

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Recognizing Depression in Children and Teens

Your 11-year-old is the class bully. Your 15-year-old daughter exhibits frequent sudden bursts of anger. Normal signs of childhood development or early warning signs? Depression is a serious problem in both children and teens, and learning to recognize the symptoms early can help prevent future episodes and set them up for behavioral health success. What…

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The Truth About Anxiety Disorders

By January 21, 2015 11 Comments

Learn About Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America, affecting about 20% of the population at any given time. Sadly, some people do not seek treatment for their illness because they aren’t sure they have a problem or that their problem can be successfully treated. Or they’re just too embarrassed…

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10 Myths About Mental Illness

By January 7, 2015 3 Comments

  Myths About Mental Illness Are Common With one in five American adults having experienced a mental health issue, a lack of understanding of mental illness can have profound consequences for millions of people in our nation. Misconceptions, or myths, about mental illness are widespread and contribute to an age-old stigma, leading many to withdraw…

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