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Progressive Abstinence

May 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

When you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs the idea of giving them up completely can be frightening. People often develop substance habits as a type of coping mechanism that helps them deal with the stress of life, their own past trauma or mental illness symptoms that they haven’t addressed. Quitting a substance often …

Filed Under: Pychotherapy, Therapy

Mental Health Struggle in LGBTQIA

May 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Being a member of the LGBT community can be challenging and it is unfortunately very common for people in this category to suffer from mental illness. In spite of the growing awareness and acceptance for different forms of sexuality and gender identity, people in the community are still faced with discrimination and as a result …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Narcissistic Disorder

May 12th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Mental illnesses can encompass many different issues beyond the more common disorders like depression and anxiety. Personality disorders are a lesser known conditions that can be some of the most debilitating and difficult to overcome. Conditions like narcissistic personality disorder are complex and are not always easy to diagnose even for experienced mental health professionals. …

Filed Under: Personality Disorders

Zoophobia, Nosophobia, and Trypanophobia

May 10th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

There are many different categories of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders that can encompass a number of irrational fears. People with more general types of anxiety might feel afraid of a variety of situations but those that suffer from phobias have very specific fears. Phobias, although limited to very narrow issues can actually be just as, …

Filed Under: Phobia

Exercise is Sobriety’s Best Friend

April 23rd, 2018 - Leave a Comment

People who are involved in addiction recovery need to focus on a number of different aspects of their health in order to feel stable in their sobriety. Even though mental health is an important focus in addiction treatment, physical health can be equally as crucial to a person’s ability to recover. Exercise can be a …

Filed Under: Movement and Exercise for Wellness

Is Being a Night Owl Bad for Your Health?

April 20th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

There are many different aspects of your health that can be linked to getting eight hours of sleep, but a person’s particular sleep schedule may also influence their well-being. People typically have a certain time when they fall asleep and wake up which is known as their chronotype. People who are night owls, or usually …

Filed Under: Depression, Mental Health

Teen Vaping Epidemic

April 20th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Although vaping has been a trend widely considered as a better and less toxic alternative to cigarettes, the dangers of nicotine are still a problem particularly for young people. Cigarette smoking rates have been dropping dramatically over the past few decades but teens have become more interested in the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Half of Americans Have Friend/Family with Addiction

April 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Addiction has become a growing problem in the U.S. especially with the climbing rates of opioid abuse that have reached the point of a major health crisis. Unfortunately addiction still has a stigma and people don’t discuss the topic enough to realize the full extent of the problem. Addiction is a serious issue and it …

Filed Under: Addiction

Drug Induced Psychosis

March 19th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

There is often a close relationship between mental illness and drug abuse in a number of different ways. While many people may begin to abuse drugs to self-medicate a pre-existing mental illness, others may develop mental health problems as a result of their heavy drug use. Certain substances when used recklessly can causes symptoms of …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Pychotherapy

Flying Anxiety

March 16th, 2018 - Leave a Comment

One of the most common fears that people experience in their daily lives is a fear of flying. A person’s issues with flying on an airplane can range anywhere from mild worry or anxiety to an intense fear that could prevent them ever traveling by air. Tragedies in the news involving plane crashes and emergency …

Filed Under: Anxiety