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Mental Health Breakdown? How to Help Someone in Crisis

What is a Mental Health Crisis? A mental health crisis is when someone is may be unable to care for themselves or function properly because...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Apr 14th, 2021

Telltale Signs of High-Functioning Anxiety & How to Deal with It

Everyone can feel anxious from time to time, but for some people, these feelings can be overwhelming and constant. Anxiety disorders fall...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 22nd, 2021

Celebrating Social Work Month

With Social Work Month in full swing, we want to take the time to celebrate social workers, especially those who work in the behavioral...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 19th, 2021

Putting The Coke In Coca-Cola®: The Original Recipe For America’s Most Iconic Drink

Carbonation. Sugar. Color. Caffeine. What isn’t to love about Coca-Cola®? It sure beats Pepsi® — it is the classic after all. The two...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 9th, 2021

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A Look at Women’s Mental Health

Women’s Mental Health Statistics Mental health is different for everyone, but there are some important differences between women’s...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 9th, 2021

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Signs of Self-Harm in Your Loved One & What to Do About it

What is Self-Harm? Self-harm, also known clinically as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), is when someone hurts themselves on purpose. While...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 5th, 2021

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Identifying Meth Labs: Breeding Grounds for Toxic Environments

“Breaking Bad”, a show about a chemistry teacher who decides to try and earn more money by converting an old RV into a mobile meth lab,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 3rd, 2021

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Staying Sober During St. Patrick’s Day

The “Party” Atmosphere On St. Patty’s Day For many people, St. Patrick’s Day represents a chance to let loose and...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Mar 1st, 2021

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Everything You Need to Know About Being Sober Curious

Although it may seem fun and many people are quick to pull out a bottle of alcohol on several different occasions, there are many downfalls...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 26th, 2021

Meth Gator Metaphor

A Meth Gator Is A Metaphor

In July 2019, a police department in Loretto, Tennessee posted a message to their Facebook page that would take on a life of its own,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 23rd, 2021

Changing The Broken Cycle In Drug Education

Changing The Broken Cycle In Drug Education

Remember D.A.R.E. class? Remember how none of your classmates ever used alcohol or drugs after attending D.A.R.E.? Of course you don’t,...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 22nd, 2021

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Special COVID Open Enrollment in 2021

Due to the continued hardships from the coronavirus pandemic, President Biden signed an executive order for a special COVID-19 open...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 16th, 2021

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How to Find Support in Recovery

The difference between long-term recovery and relapse often comes down to support. Recovery from addiction can be overwhelming, and it is...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 15th, 2021

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COVID & Depression: How to Combat Depression from COVID

In 2020, the world faced an unprecedented pandemic. Even though the COVID-19 vaccine could help bring an end to the spread of the deadly...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 11th, 2021

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Hunter Biden’s Addiction, Memoir, & Joe Biden’s Reaction

Joe Biden has spent most of his life in the political spotlight, but behind him, his son Hunter was stuck in the darkness that is addiction...

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Vertava Health Editorial Team
Feb 8th, 2021