I Am Maris | Paradigm Malibu

Paradigm Sponsors I Am Maris Event

Mental illness is not a weakness – but a catalyst for building strength, spirit and empathy. This powerful message is conveyed in the film I Am Maris, which was recently supported by Paradigm during the Mill Valley film Festival in Marin County. During this prestigious festival, Paradigm staff supported an after-party and reception of the…

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In the Wake of National Bullying Prevention Month

While October is designated as national bullying prevention month, efforts to alleviate bullying should be maintained all year-round.     What is Bullying? Described as unwanted, aggressive behavior, bullying involves a real or perceived power imbalance, and can come in the verbal form of teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting or threatening to cause harm.…

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Dual Diagnosis | Paradigm Malibu

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: What to Expect

Dual diagnosis is when an individual is diagnosed with both an addiction and another mental health issue. The addiction might be to a substance (such as alcohol, methamphetamine, or prescription pain pills) or to a behavior (such as compulsive gambling or internet addiction). The mental health issue could be depression, OCD, anxiety, or almost anything…

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Stop Bullying | Paradigm Malibu

How to Stop Bullying in Schools

Between one-quarter and one-third of students in America say they have been bullied in school. Most bullying happens in middle school, but it also occurs in elementary and high school. As a parent, it can be devastating to find out that your child has been bullied. Bullying causes low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and, in severe…

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OCD Awareness Begins Within

International OCD Awareness Week is in full swing at Paradigm and this year we’re focusing on raising awareness from the inside out. “Some of the misconceptions about OCD involve the people who suffers from it,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin, Chief Clinical Officer at Paradigm. “We’ve seen many young people who have difficulty in treatment because…

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