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A New Drug-Free Way to Treat PTSD

  PTSD affects millions of people in the U.S. After a traumatic event, your brain ends up stuck in a continuous arousal as a biological response to the trauma. Dr. Eugene Lipov has decided to create a new form of treatment for PTSD that could forever change the lives of people struggling with trauma. Dr.Read More

How Mental Health Practitioners Are Dealing with Trauma and Other Mental Illnesses During COVID-19

  Frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been dealing with a pandemic of their own: mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, insomnia, distress, and trauma. Mental health practitioners are dealing with their own set of challenges during this time, and need to help themselves in order to help others. It is important to recognize andRead More

Accepting the Challenge

Are you thinking of accepting the challenge of recovery? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Recovery is a great place to be. Nothing is more important than your physical and mental health. In recovery, you’re able to nurture your complete health and make sure you are making the best decisions in all areasRead More

Patience Is a Virtue

We’ve all heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” It’s been said so many times that it’s considered a cliché. It’s actually true, however. There’s a sense of strength in patience, in the ability to slow down. This is especially true during recovery. Recovery can be a long and winding road, and you can’t rushRead More

Movies are More than Entertainment

While going to the cinema or renting a movie at home are definitely enjoyable pastimes geared towards entertaining people, the cinema plays another role as a method of expressing art. Movies can live or die on their memorable characters more than the spectacle of an explosion. These characters can prove invaluable when going through treatmentRead More

Embrace Positivity

Negative thoughts have plagued us since the beginning of time. If you are in recovery, there’s no doubt you have had negative thoughts that have tried to derail your success. It’s impossible to stop every single negative thought you have, but you can clear the space for more positive thoughts. Working on your self-talk takesRead More

Take a Break

Learning to navigate the space that is recovery can take some getting used to. You can have everything planned out down to a color-coded rubric and still, you will find yourself in a position you hadn’t planned for. Part of why you’re receiving treatment might be because you have a need to control things, whichRead More

Using Music During Panic

Experiencing panic is something that encompasses all of the senses. It can lead to a complete unfamiliarity with one’s own surroundings, even when someone is in their own home. The mind begins to seek danger everywhere and will reconstruct a reality that is entirely populated with these dangers regardless of whether they are actually present.Read More

It Will Never Be the Same, Nor Should It

Those suffering from a traumatic event in the past are at constant war to reframe their reality around them. Traumas can shape the way they think and perceive certain, otherwise innocuous words and actions, turning them into something dangerous or saddening. While overcoming the trauma, regardless of the coping mechanisms used, it can be challengingRead More