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Unveiling the Long-Term Impact of Self-Harm: Insights and Understanding

Self-harm is an extremely complex issue that can have lasting effects. Understanding the long-term impact of self-harm can go a long way in helping people heal their physical and emotional wounds. Self-Harm: A Complex Condition According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), self-harm “refers to when a person hurts their ownRead More

Nervous System Regulation for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an extremely debilitating condition, causing you to feel like you have no control over your life and fears. This loss of control is often the result of a dysregulated nervous system. The good news is you can learn to regulate your nervous system for OCD to regain control and liveRead More

Spring Cleaning for the Mind: Decluttering Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts can easily cause a person in addiction recovery to spiral into sadness, self-loathing, and despair. However, it is possible to declutter these negative thoughts from the mind. When you cultivate a more positive mindset, your recovery journey will become a lot easier. How the Mind Affects Recovery When the mind wanders off intoRead More

Understanding and Dispelling Mental Health Misconceptions

Your mental health is an important part of your overall well-being. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), mental health encompasses your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Thus, your mental health can impact the way you think, feel, and act in your daily life. In particular, your mental health plays anRead More

5 Ways to Feel Your Best Every Day

Some days you wake up feeling energized and ready to start the day. On other days, it is a struggle to get out of bed and get moving. It is also easy to fall into a rut and not know how to get out of it. Focusing on yourself requires time and energy. Unfortunately, feelingRead More

Navigating Loneliness in February

Navigating loneliness in recovery is usually tough. When Valentine’s Day rolls around in February, loneliness can be even more intense. This February, make a point of practicing self-love, self-care, and self-acceptance. Those practices are an excellent way to break out of loneliness and spend time with the most important person: you. Navigating Loneliness in RecoveryRead More

Coping With Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects millions of Americans each year. It can be even more challenging to navigate if you’re in recovery. With the right practices and support, coping with seasonal depression is more than possible. In fact, you may find yourself feeling better than ever before. What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? According to theRead More

5 Ways to Eliminate “Stinking Thinking”

If you have ever attended a 12-Step meeting, you have likely heard the phrase “stinking thinking.” You may have been puzzled as to what that phrase has to do with you or what it means exactly. The basic meaning is that it is easy to get caught up in negative thought processes and jump toRead More

Strategies for Breaking Free From Self-Destructive Patterns

Everyone forms healthy and unhealthy habits throughout their lives. For example, you may be good at following a healthy sleep routine but you tend to take on too many hours and or extra projects at work. You may have some unhealthy habits, but those behavioral expressions, like biting your nails, are not typically destructive. However,Read More

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and Getting a Diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is a complex disease that affects the lives of millions of Americans each day. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to get a proper diagnosis. Many people even go undiagnosed for years or are misdiagnosed with a different condition. However, living a happy life with this disorder is possible. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolarRead More