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The Evolution of Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

During the month of April, we are celebrating Autism Acceptance Month. With the prevalence of autism in the United States rising from being 1 in 125 children (2010) to 1 in 59 children (2020), the need for acceptance is greater than ever.

Apr 15th, 2021
Bipolar Disorder: It's More Complex Than You Might Think

Many people assume that bipolar disorder describes someone who feels elated one moment and very sad the next. While unusual emotional shifts are at the core of bipolar disorder, there’s much more to this very complex condition.

Mar 3rd, 2021
What Black History Month Means for Mental Health

Considering racial tensions, injustice to people of color and the civil unrest that following the events of 2020, we wanted to shed some extra light on this year’s Black History month and what it means for mental healthcare.

Feb 6th, 2021
The Role That Trauma Can Play in Your Mental Health

Nearly two-thirds of people in the United States have been exposed to at least one traumatic event during their lives, and the effects can be long-lasting. Here’s a look at the wide net that trauma can cast over your mental health.

Jan 28th, 2021
Tips for Managing Depression Over the Holidays

We’re constantly reminded that the holidays are supposed to be full of joy and merriment, but that may not hold true for the millions of people who have depression. If you have depression, here are a few tips that can help you through.

Dec 8th, 2020
How We Help Teens With Autism Transition to Adulthood

You want the best future for your child, especially if that child has unique challenges, such as autism. There’s no single path to adulthood, but there are tools and support that can pave the way forward. Here’s a look.

Nov 5th, 2020
Suicide Prevention: You’re Not Alone

From September 6-12,2020, the United States puts suicide prevention in the spotlight during National Suicide Prevention Week. We feel that suicide is a concern any week of the year, but we want to use this time to educate you on this serious problem.

Sep 10th, 2020
Autism in Girls: The Signs Can be Different

One out of every 54 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, with boys outpacing girls by four to one. One of the reasons for the disparity may be because girls cope with the condition differently.

Aug 17th, 2020
When Does Anxiety Warrant Professional Help?

During the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest here in Minnesota and around the country, it’s natural to feel worried. How can you tell the difference between normal worry and generalized anxiety that warrants professional help? Read on to find out!

Jul 1st, 2020
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Mar 29th, 2021
15 Mental Health Tips to Surviving a Quarantine

by Gerard Balan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Plymouth Psych Group Many patients and their families are struggling with the isolation & loneliness that come from prolonged quarantine.

Apr 19th, 2020
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

Did You Know….? 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year (47.6 million in 2018) 1 in 25 adults experience serious mental illness each year (11.4 million in 2018) 1 in 6 youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year...

Oct 20th, 2019
Unity Day 2019: Together Against Bullying

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the PPG Staff took a stand against bullying and supported Unity Day 2019 by wearing orange. “Orange provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity…the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter...

Oct 19th, 2019
5 Back to School Tips to Help the Whole Family Adjust

by Cristin Murray, MA, LPCC Mental Health Therapist & Development Manager While back to school can be a very fun and exciting time, changes in schools, teachers, friends and routines can also mean added stress and anxiety for members of your family.

Aug 31st, 2019
Office Hours for 4th of July

Happy Birthday, America! In observance of Independence Day, our office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. From all of us at Plymouth Psych Group, we wish everyone and fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

Jul 1st, 2019
Join Us at the 2019 Steps for Autism Walk

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 3rd! 8:30am – 11:00am; Southdale Mall The 19th Annual Steps for Autism (formally Steps for Hope) is just around the corner, and we are busy preparing to take part in all of the festivities.

Feb 20th, 2019
Oh, Snow! We’re Closing Due to Weather

Due to the severe weather and deteriorating road conditions, Plymouth Psych Group will be closing at 3:00pm today, February 7th. All afternoon groups and appointments are cancelled for the safety of our clients and staff.

Feb 20th, 2019
February: Cancer Prevention Awareness Month

2019 is marked with many special dates dedicated to raising awareness about various emotional, physical and psychological health issues. February is marked by Cancer Prevention Awareness Month. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research...

Feb 19th, 2019
Congrats, Grads!

Since we opened the doors to our new Specialty Programs division a couple years ago, we have welcomed 17 different groups of teens who are on the spectrum (or have a related diagnosis) into our ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Social Skills...

Nov 20th, 2018
Another Group Graduation to Celebrate!

As we prepare for another Autism Spectrum Disorder Social & Emotional Develpment Group to begin next month, we reflect back to our last group of proud graduates who completed the program just a couple of weeks ago.

Oct 19th, 2018
Is Anxiety Something to Worry About?

You may have a typical level of anxiety and this information may help to understand and manage it more effectively. This blog may also be helpful to identify anxiety issues in friends or family to help them get the support that they need.

Mar 20th, 2018
5 Ways to Mentally Prepare for The New Year

It is that time of year again where we promise to take better control of our lives. Whether it’s reclaiming our physical health, ditching bad habits, or picking up better ones; we want to look and feel good as we anticipate the year ahead.

Jan 19th, 2018