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Zombies surrounding a pile of xylazine, or the zombie drug.

The Alarming Rise of the Zombie Drug and Flakka

The term “Zombie Drug” has gripped the public’s imagination, conjuring images of individuals in a trance-like, unresponsive state. This term broadly refers to drugs that drastically alter a person’s behavior and physical appearance, leading to zombie-like characteristics.   In recent years, Xylazine, a veterinary sedative, has become infamously linked to this term due to its […]

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An older woman getting mental health help through Ridgeview's Geriatric Behavioral Health program.

Geriatric Behavioral Health: Adding Years and Quality to Their Years

In a society where the well-being of seniors is often overlooked, understanding and addressing the unique behavioral health needs of this age group is paramount. This comprehensive guide delves into the current landscape of geriatric behavioral health, underscores the need for specialized services, and presents Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital’s unique approach through our Silver Lining Program. […]

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Managing Anxiety Disorders

Empowering Strategies for Managing Anxiety Disorders Introduction: Anxiety disorders can be overwhelming, affecting every aspect of your life. The good news is that there are effective strategies and techniques that can help you manage and alleviate the impact of anxiety. In this guide, we’ll explore a range of approaches to empower you on your journey […]

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Understanding Mental Health Stigma

Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding Mental Health Stigma Introduction: Mental health stigma is a pervasive issue that can prevent individuals from seeking help, accessing treatment, and living their lives without fear of judgment. In this guide, we’ll delve into the concept of mental health stigma, its effects on individuals and society, and the importance of breaking […]

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