group of men gathered in addiction support group

February 28, 2024

Inpatient, Outpatient, or IOP?

Behavioral health services and addiction recovery treatment programs can be described as inpatient, outpatient, or intensive outpatient (IOP). The biggest differences among each of the three are in the complexity and severity of the conditions they treat, the length of the programs, and the patients’ living arrangements.

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man depressed struggling with suicide

February 28, 2023

Why Are So Many Men Dying by Suicide?

According to 2020 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men make up 49% of the US population, but they account for 80% of all suicides. What is causing this correlation between men and suicide? And what can be done to help prevent these deaths?

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Experiential Art Therapy at Gentle Path

October 18, 2022

Experiential Therapy Activities in Treatment

Therapy is an essential part of treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. While most of us think of therapy as sitting in a room talking to a therapist (or lying on a big leather couch like in the movies), therapy actually comes in all shapes and sizes. Traditional talk therapy is an old standby, but experiential therapy activities for addiction treatment and mental health can bring holistic healing through incorporation and integration of the mind and the body.

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September 14, 2021

5 Benefits of Group Therapy

By Christa Banister Back in the 17th century, English poet John Donne famously wrote that “no man is an island.” While the world has changed considerably since Donne’s treatise against isolationism, the importance of being surrounded […]

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