BCS Articles

  • A woman’s mental health

    A woman’s mental health

    Article by: Dr Nicoletta Pallotta MD, LCSW-R One in five Americans struggle with a mental illness, but the rate is much higher in women. Trauma is a common cause, with half of all women experiencing some form of trauma during their lives. Various social factors also put women at risk for poor mental health, however
  • your self-destructive behavior

    your self-destructive behavior

    Self-destructive behavior can take many forms and vary in severity. Examples include neglecting our bodies by not sleeping or eating enough, as well as more serious problems such as excessive drinking, taking drugs and self-harm (such as cutting or burning yourself). Self-harm or injury is not something people like to talk about, but it is
  • When my Depression makes it hard to get out of bed

    When my Depression makes it hard to get out of bed

    The 'One Hour Rule' I use on days my Mental Illness makes it hard to get out of bed... As much as I would love to be one of those people who jumps out of bed in the mornings, wide eyed, refreshed and ready to take on the day ahead, it just isn’t me. I
  • The impact of stress

    The impact of stress

    The impact of stress Stress can affect both your body and your mind.  People under large amounts of stress can become tired, sick, and unable to concentrate or think clearly. Sometimes, they even suffer mental breakdowns.  If you are suffering from extreme stress or long-term stress, your body will eventually wear itself down. But sometimes,