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What Should I Do If I Feel I’ve Received an Incorrect Diagnosis?

What Should I Do If I Feel I’ve Received an Incorrect Diagnosis?

As stated by the Washington Post, the National Academy of Medicine reported in 2015 that most people will receive an incorrect diagnosis regarding a serious condition at least once in their lives; estimates report that 12 million people (5% of adults) who attend outpatient care receive misdiagnoses annually. This is a vast number of lives […]

They’ve Got It All Wrong: Strategies for Overcoming Stigma Surrounding Addiction

They’ve Got It All Wrong: Strategies for Overcoming Stigma Surrounding Addiction

Stigma has long been a part of American history when it comes to mental illness and substance abuse. Movies, television shows, and more have all contributed to the increase of misunderstandings through the portrayal of certain characters – which in turn has caused an overall lack of support for those who truly need help. A […]

Adults Need A Bedtime, According to Science

Adults Need A Bedtime, According to Science

Sleeptime is a privilege as an adult. We cherish our ability to take a rest, settle in for a good night’s sleep, and choose when we want to wake up, or how late we want to stay up the next night. Just like cheeky children who choose to disobey their parents’ rules and stay up […]

Why Do People Become Addicted to Benzodiazepines?

Why Do People Become Addicted to Benzodiazepines?

Alprazolam (Xanax). Clonazepam (Klonopin). Diazepam (Valium). Lorazepam (Ativan). If you’ve heard of any of these drugs before, you know a few types of drugs that fall under the class of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are human-made products that depress nerves in the brain through the central nervous system and cause sedative effects. GABA, also known as gamma-aminobutyric […]

Somatic Experiencing: Understanding The Body’s Role In Trauma

Somatic Experiencing: Understanding The Body’s Role In Trauma

When a gazelle is chased by a lion in the African wilderness, they experience a very similar response to the threat on their livelihood as we humans do. Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol go surging through their body, helping them take off running at the fullest speed possible toward safer grounds. Being chased by […]

Addiction, According To Simon Pegg

Addiction, According To Simon Pegg

We’re living in an age of growing honesty and transparency when it comes to the experience of our mental health. Collectively, we’ve realized that our struggles can no longer stay silenced. Sharing our stories helps us heal and inspires others to find healing for themselves. Increasingly, celebrities are speaking up about their experiences with mental […]

The Healing Power Of Nature

The Healing Power Of Nature

Human is a powerful word. The prefix ‘hum’ means of the earth. To be a human is to be a product of the earth, a man or woman born from the very natural elements which make up the planet upon which they live. We are not inside man or cubicleman or attachedtoscreensman. We are human. […]

Dr Janina Fisher

Dr Janina Fisher appointed Director of Psychological Services

Dr Janina Fisher has been appointed as Director of Psychological Services at Khiron House. She will take overall responsibility for formulating the treatment approaches best suited to each individual at each stage of the recovery process and for training staff.