Mental Health Blogs

At Peak, we believe that everyone deserves the best treatment available. Not only that, but everyone should have the resources and knowledge to live a fulfilling life. Below you’ll find our latest blogs on various mental health topics.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a mental health disorder, our team is here for you. Reach out today to learn more about our programs and facility.

Identifying Anxiety Triggers and Learning How to Address Them

Anxiety is a common experience for many individuals, especially those on the path to addiction recovery. Understanding what triggers anxiety and learning how to manage it effectively can significantly enhance one’s journey toward wellness. At Peak Wellness in New Jersey, we are dedicated to helping you navigate this challenging terrain.

Summer Self-Care: Summer Checklist for Good Summer Mental Health

Summer is a time of fun, relaxation, and a chance to recharge our batteries! However, it’s important to remember that our mental health can also be affected during this season. The combination of longer days, warmer weather, and a change in routine can have a significant impact on our well-being. To make the most of this season, consider creating a summer bucket list to ensure a fun and fulfilling summer.

CBT for PTSD

Have you ever wondered how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? For many individuals, PTSD can be an incredibly challenging condition to manage, but there is hope through specialized treatments. CBT is one such approach that has proven to be particularly effective in addressing both the symptoms and underlying issues of PTSD.

Benefits of Individual Therapy for Mental Health

Individual therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is a form of therapy where a client works one-on-one with a trained therapist in a confidential setting. The purpose of individual therapy is to explore the client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to identify and address personal issues or challenges.

Women and Mental Health

While millions of Americans in almost every age group struggle with a wide spectrum of mental health challenges, women are diagnosed with serious mental health conditions at a rate of 7% more than men. Over 51% of women seek mental health services, a much higher percentage than teens and men. In Burlington County, local health departments have noted a significant uptick in mental health service utilization among women.

What is the Root Cause of Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people globally. It is characterized by an intense fear of social situations, which can make it challenging for individuals to interact with others and engage in social activities. While the exact cause of social anxiety is not fully understood, experts believe that several factors contribute to its development. In this article, we will explore the root cause of social anxiety and discuss strategies to address and overcome it.

Men vs Women: Mental Health

The gender gap in mental health refers to the difference in prevalence, manifestation, and treatment of mental health issues between men vs women. Research shows substantial disparities, such as women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression, while men have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide.

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Although PTSD treatments work, many people struggling with PTSD don’t seek help. By educating yourself during PTSD Awareness Month, you can help others by encouraging them into treatment.

Group Therapy vs Individual Therapy: Exploring the Differences

Individual therapy is a therapeutic approach that offers personalized support and guidance to individuals who may be dealing with a wide range of mental health issues. It provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to discuss their thoughts, emotions, and concerns with a trained therapist.

DBT vs CBT: Understanding the Difference

DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) are two common therapeutic approaches for mental health treatment. While both aim to help individuals manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, there are distinct differences between the two. Understanding these differences is essential for individuals seeking therapy and mental health professionals alike.

Foods that Boost Serotonin

Serotonin, often referred to as the “feel-good” neurotransmitter, plays a crucial role in regulating mood, sleep, and overall mental well-being. Imbalances in serotonin levels have been linked to various mental health issues. While medications are commonly prescribed to address serotonin imbalances, incorporating certain foods into your diet can also contribute to boosting serotonin naturally.

PTSD vs Anxiety: How to Tell the Difference

PTSD and anxiety share similar symptoms, making it difficult to differentiate between the two. PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event such as sexual assault, physical violence, or a natural disaster.