4 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

4 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

There is of course physical evidence that can clearly indicate that someone is suffering with an eating disorder, but not in every single case. The biggest misconception about eating disorders is that they are directly related to food, vanity, or an adolescent stage of expression.

Thank YOU!

Thank YOU!

To every patient and family who put their trust in us. Happy New Year! Everyone of you inspires us to be the best that we can as providers and humans, thank you. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to know you so personally.

Thank You, Team, Board, and Community Members!

Thank You, Team, Board, and Community Members!

We wish to express our gratitude to everyone who contributes to keeping Pacific Solstice up and running. The Team, the Board, Community members of all kinds doing your part in this mission to change the landscape of psychiatry.

Thank You, Readers!

Thank You, Readers!

Everyone from Medical to Clinical to the Advocate Department & every soul in between at Pacific Solstice says THANK YOU.

Reasons Why Santa has Autism

Reasons Why Santa has Autism

Christmas is a time for family get-togethers, carols, hot cocoa, and all things nice, including, of course... Santa. We may think we all know who Santa Claus is, but do we? We all know that Santa Clause is full of surprises, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that he may have autism - we'll go through a few reasons why he may be on the same spectrum.

For Moms (3/3): Making Time for Yourself

For Moms (3/3): Making Time for Yourself

Most parents experience a range of emotions as they raise their kid into maturity including joy, excitement, frustration, concern, and pride. When a kid has a mental illness although this spectrum of thoughts and feelings may escalate into something that is tiring and overwhelming. It can make a parent feel disheartened, if not hopeless, about their child's future.

For Moms (2/3): Learning to Help Your Child & Yourself

For Moms (2/3): Learning to Help Your Child & Yourself

Parenting is difficult enough, but raising a child with mental health issues is even more difficult. This series will be focused on giving moms advice regarding the hardships parenting a child with a mental condition comes with.

For Moms (1/3): Preventing Parental Burnout

For Moms (1/3): Preventing Parental Burnout

Every day, you devote your life to caring for your child as a parent. You've been helping them learn and grow for years, taking care of their physical, mental, and emotional needs. However, the incredible joys of motherhood are accompanied by frustration, questions and emotional strain. Remember, it’s impossible to meet everyone’s needs if you don’t meet yours first! 

Finding Hope (2/2)

Finding Hope (2/2)

Managing Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Set realistic expectations. People compare the current year to previous years throughout the holiday season, yet, life evolves. We cannot expect the holidays to be the same as they were previously, especially given the current epidemic. Set reasonable expectations for yourself and your holiday plans. Don't make comparisons to previous years. Concentrate on what you can do to make this holiday season as enjoyable as possible.

Finding Hope (1/2)

Finding Hope (1/2)

The first stages of recovery can be dark, depressing and confusing, which is why finding hope is so important to motivate an addict to continue treatment. The idea of hope is simple - it is the desire, understanding or expectation that an individual’s life will get better in the future. 

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder (2/2)

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder (2/2)

How Depression Affects People's Personal Lives

Depression victims go through their lives feeling low and rejected, and it can happen to anyone regardless of their circumstances - depression attacks no matter a person’s mental state. It could be a simple moment or event in someone’s life that has a particularly negative impact. Memories of the moment or event stick in a person’s mind which slowly leads to obsession and if not treated or corrected in time, an eventual state of depression.

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder (1/2)

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder (1/2)

And have you ever heard someone decide that they were going to be happy or sad on any given day? How can anyone pre-determine or have full and total control over their feelings? 

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