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The Pandemic Has Worsened the Opioid Epidemic—Here’s How Resources Are Adapting To Save Lives

“When it comes to alcohol and substance [misuse], isolation, broadly speaking, is the most savage symptom [people] struggle with psychologically,” says Kevin Gilliland, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and the executive director of Innovation360, an outpatient counseling service that works with people living with substance use disorder. This is one major reason he says there’s been such […]

Many Americans Aren’t Quite Sure What an Opioid Is—Here’s What You Should Know

Despite being in the midst of an opioid epidemic that continues to get worse, many Americans, it turns out, aren’t quite sure what the most common opioids actually are, as highlighted in a new survey of 1,000 people. Conducted by health technology company DrFirst, which includes a network of over 300,000 health-care providers, the survey found that only one […]

COVID-19 Is Changing the Way we Communicate—Here’s How

“Communication is hard enough when things are relatively quiet in our lives but in the midst of a crisis or stress, emotions make communication challenging and require a great deal of effort to ensure that misunderstandings are minimized,” explains licensed clinical psychologist, Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D., Executive Director of Innovation 360. Now is the time to be flexible […]

6 Tips For Squashing Negative Self-Talk and Feeling More Confident in Your Own Skin

Everyone struggles with body image at some point, but it’s typically something you can work through with some help. If you’re in the habit of tearing yourself down, you first need to acknowledge that it’s a problem before you can begin reflecting more positively on the parts you’re so quick to criticize. With time and practice, you might […]

Police Brutality, Coronavirus, Unemployment: How to Mentally Cope with the Crises of 2020

A global pandemic, police killings, civil unrest, soaring unemployment: 2020 has been fraught with anxiety-producing events — and it’s only June. “I have never seen such a convergence of the pillars of our life. All of them have been shaken,” says Dr. Kevin Gilliland, a clinical psychologist, director of Innovation360 and member of PEOPLE’s Health Squad While […]