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COPE supported centers are pleased to provide a blog for patients and family members of patients that provides more information on ketamine treatments and mental illness.

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Clearing Up 3 Major Misconceptions About PTSD

People suffering might feel a sense of crippling fear even when there’s no present threat. One small trigger can bring back all of the horror surrounding the initial trauma making it hard to function. PTSD affects around 8 million people a year in the US alone. Those who suffer have been far misunderstood because of the stigma surrounding mental health.

COVID 19: Preventing the Curve of Suicide

The COVID-19 pandemic as well as the political and social and public health response to it has resulted in an unprecedented assault on health globally. History tells us that epidemics/pandemics result in an increase in mental distress, mental disorders (e.g., major depressive disorder), and substance use disorders. What is unique about COVID-19 is the combination of a biomedical threat, economic/employment hardship, and government mandated stay-at-home orders.

Managing Stress During A Stressful Time

COVID-19 is a novel epidemic with an evolving global risk. For those with existing mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and OCD, the type of stress can add to existing anxieties.