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Understanding Schizophrenia

Aug 07, 2014

Schizophrenia is one of the most mis-characterized and misunderstood mental illnesses.  In our effort to educate and empathize, we’d like to take a moment to clear the air regarding schizophrenia and to dispel some of the myths.  Often referred to by Hollywood as “crazies” and “the truly insane,” people with schizophrenia suffer not only a debilitating mental illness but crippling societal prejudices and ignorance.

What Is Schizophrenia?

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YOGA as a Coping Skill

Jul 31, 2014

Can you touch your toes?  Have you been sitting in a desk or on the couch far too much?  It’s easy to do, especially when it’s steaming hot outside.  This week, we’d like to focus on things to do versus only talking about the challenges of dealing with mental illness.

Benefits of Yoga

There are many physical and mental health benefits of having a yoga practice.  Even if...
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Facts about Suicide and Depression

Jul 24, 2014

Suicide is one of the most tragic things in our society.  According to the University of Washington School of Social Work, nearly 90% of those who commit suicide have a mental illness.  Many of those also experience undiagnosed, under-treated, or untreated mental health issues related to depression that could be alleviated with better treatment.

Risk factors for suicide includes those who have been recently discharged from a hospital,...
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Depression and Nutrition

Jul 17, 2014

In the last article, we cited one of the factors associated with the causation of mental illness as poor nutrition habits.  Remember the old axiom, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?”  There’s probably more truth to it than we often believe.

According to recent research, nutrition “can play a key role” in the length and intensity of major depression.  Unfortunately, the same contributing nutritional factors linked...
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Customers First: The PTI Difference

Jul 10, 2014

Have you ever felt like you were just herded through a doctors appointment?  Here at the PTI we believe in putting people first.  There are many great mental health care organizations out there and without reservation, we believe that we are the best for those we serve.  

How many times have you been at the doctors office and just felt like you were a number?  Just...
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Barriers for Veterans: Raising Awareness

Jul 03, 2014

When we started the PTI, we built our foundation as a service for veterans who encountered mental health challenges after returning from deployment.  We found that our “secret formula,” which is providing quality care and treating people like people, worked so well that we’ve expanded to serve anyone who walks through our doors.

However, just like anyone else, it’s important for us to remember our roots and honor...
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