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How Can Nature Help With Healing?

When you experience mental illnesses and addiction, you often feel trapped in your head. Dual diagnosis is difficult. You’re often either thinking about substances, spiraling with anxiety, or so depressed that you’re internally critiquing yourself. It’s important to find a way to control your thoughts. Some of this can occur in traditional therapeutic methods. HolisticRead More

How Trauma Can Affect Our Jobs

Trauma is sneaky. It creeps into your life when you least expect it and finds ways to sabotage almost everything you care about, even your career. Trauma is a silent epidemic that affects almost everyone. The average person will experience some form of a traumatic event in their lifetime. Unfortunately, there are many repercussions fromRead More

Why Should I Participate in Music Therapy?

At many psychiatric treatment centers, music therapy provides an emotional and intellectual outlet for patients. Many people, like you, may hesitate to participate. You don’t want to make yourself vulnerable or put yourself out there. If you need a confidence boost, we’re here to help. This blog will discuss what music therapy is and whyRead More

How Opiate Use Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a type of opiate that’s derived from morphine, the active ingredient in opium. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 902,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 12 struggle with an addiction to heroin. Because this drug can be so addictive and destructive, understanding how it can leadRead More

What Are the Dangers of Pro-ana Websites?

The internet has provided many benefits to the mental health field. There’s more awareness and openness about mental illnesses, ultimately decreasing stigma. People can access more resources to help themselves. Unfortunately, a dark side to the internet also exists in which these illnesses are glorified. One dark corner of the internet is pro-ana websites. Pro-anaRead More

How Do I Set Healthy Boundaries in Recovery?

When you think of the word boundary, what comes to mind? Boundaries can serve us by setting a line that cannot be crossed. It is important to understand healthy boundaries, especially when in recovery. Boundaries are to protect you and your recovery. All too often, people tend to struggle with incorporating healthy boundaries in recoveryRead More

Experiencing Healing Through Cinema

There are few experiences as cathartic and transformative as watching a movie. There’s something about the combination of images and sounds that can have a profound effect on our state of being. It’s almost as if we leave our worries at the door, sit back in our seats, and let someone else take control forRead More

What Are the Benefits of Receiving an Adult ADHD Diagnosis?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder typically diagnosed in childhood. Sometimes, adults write symptoms off as normal kid behavior. Additionally, psychologists formed the symptoms of ADHD based on observing young white males. They didn’t account for the socialization differences of sex and race that create different symptomology. These systemic issues create people who receiveRead More

The Dangers of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous eating disorder that involves an unhealthy and self-destructive fear of gaining weight. An estimated 0.6% of people in the United States struggle with this disease, and its prevalence among men and women, adults and adolescents, is increasing. If left untreated, anorexia can lead to serious medical complications, including death. AnorexiaRead More