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How Alcohol Addiction Affects the Immune System

June 28th, 2024 - Read more

Most people know about the impact of alcohol addiction on the liver and heart. But alcohol addiction affects the immune system too. This can take a significant toll on all parts of the body, as the fight to maintain good health is compromised at its foundation. How does alcohol addiction affect the immune system and …

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Your Brain’s Connection to Fear and Anxiety in Social Situations

May 28th, 2024 - Read more

In casual conversation, we tend to speak about the heart in the context of emotions and the brain in the context of thoughts. But everything is processed through the brain, even the fear and anxiety common in social situations. We’ll delve into a neurobiological perspective on social phobia. These days, when I walk into a …

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Does Everyone Go Through the Grief Process in the Same Way?

April 22nd, 2024 - Read more

Loss is one of the most difficult realities of human life. Everyone dreads the process of grief. Although we know it’s inevitable, no one really feels prepared. Is there a way to prepare or will everyone’s experience be different? My father died four months after my younger brother. An aneurysm killed him, but my family …

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Bipolar Disorder: Which Therapy Is Best?

March 27th, 2024 - Read more

Do you or a loved one suffer from bipolar disorder? The good news is that there is a range of treatment options. But which therapy is best for you? A bipolar diagnosis can feel frightening. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that makes it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis. However, a diagnosis …

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Why People with PTSD Have Suicidal Thoughts

February 27th, 2024 - Read more

People with PTSD face challenges every single day. These can range from those which are tough but manageable, such as difficulty focusing, to those that can be extremely harmful or even fatal. Suicidal thoughts are an example of the latter. Suicidal thoughts do not only include questioning whether it is worth continuing to live. They …

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4 Ways Your Environment Affects Your Recovery from Mental Illness

January 23rd, 2024 - Read more

Recovery from mental illness is never a one-size-fits-all process. This is true even for people who share a therapist or attend the same inpatient clinic. One of the big issues that needs to be addressed is that of the person’s environment outside of the therapeutic setting. No matter how good the treatment may be, context …

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Tips to Avoid Relapse During the Holiday Season

December 7th, 2023 - Read more

Relapse, an often misunderstood and underestimated aspect of the recovery journey, presents a formidable challenge for those striving to maintain sobriety. While relapse can occur at any time, it becomes particularly pertinent during the festive season, a period rife with triggers and stressors that can test even the strongest resolve. This time of year can …

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Compassionate Communication: A Guide to Supporting Those Battling Depression

November 22nd, 2023 - Read more

In our journey through life, we often encounter friends, family members, or colleagues who battle with depression. Understanding how to communicate effectively and compassionately with those experiencing depression is crucial. This guide aims to provide insights and strategies for supportive and empathetic communication, fostering a nurturing environment for those facing this challenge. Understanding Depression Understanding …

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How to Support an Employee with Social Anxiety

October 30th, 2023 - Read more

Social anxiety disorder, often known as social phobia, is a complex mental health condition that extends far beyond the occasional nerves or shyness that many people experience. It represents a profound and pervasive fear of social interactions or performance situations, where individuals become intensely concerned about being scrutinized, judged, embarrassed, or facing possible rejection. This …

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Struggling to Talk to Your Loved One About PTSD?

September 21st, 2023 - Read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychological condition that results from exposure to traumatic events. People who suffer from PTSD often face challenges in communicating and connecting with their loved ones. It’s like a silent battle, a constant struggle between the overwhelming memories of the past and the pressing demands of the present. As …

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