4 Ways to Observe National Stress Awareness Day 2019

4 Ways to Observe National Stress Awareness Day 2019 - Paradigm San Francisco

Did you know that the first Wednesday in November is National Stress Awareness Day? If you’re like most people, you’re probably pretty aware of when you’re experiencing stress, but you may not be aware of all of the effects that stress can have on you. Typically, people often react to stress in unhealthy ways, such as by overeating or drinking alcohol or using drugs to relieve the stress. Read More

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Adolescent PTSD: What You Need to Know

Adolescent PTSD What You Need to Know - Paradigm San Francisco

Often, people unfamiliar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associate the condition with adults, and specifically with military veterans. And while it isn’t uncommon for military veterans to experience PTSD as a result of their experiences in war zones, they aren’t the only ones who experience PTSD. Read More

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Symptoms of Munchausen by Proxy (MSBP)

Munchausen by Proxy: Studying the Symptoms - Paradigm San Franscisco

One of the frightening things about Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is that it’s a condition that causes symptoms in a person other than the one affected. Read More

Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Treatment Centers, who has been a respected leader in the field of adolescent mental health for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, his Doctoral degree from Pacific University’s APA approved Clinical Psychology program, and completed his training at the University of California, San Diego’s APA approved psychology internship program.

Dr. Nalin has provided training and mentoring to students entering the field of psychology at institutions of learning including Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, UCSD, Pacific University, and Santa Monica College. He was also instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.

Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows ranging from CBS News and Larry King, to CNN, The Today Show and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Dr. Nalin is a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist as well as a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist. He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of teen mental health, substance abuse prevention, and innovative adolescence treatment.

In 2017 Dr. Nalin was awarded The Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud University’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his work with youth in the field of mental health over the course of his career.

How to Show Support for Someone With a Mental Illness

Show Support for Those With a Mental Illness - Paradigm San Francisco

Living with a mental illness is hard. It can also be hard to love, show support, or live with someone who has a mental illness.

The words “mental illness” encompass a range of very different conditions with widely disparate symptoms, so there’s no one-size-fits-all guideline for the friends and family of people who have a mental illness. But there are some common experiences that many people have when trying to show support for someone who has a mental illness. Read More

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