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Navigating the Dating Scene While in Recovery

Stress can occur when navigating the dating scene. You may be eager to return to your sense of normalcy after treatment, and dating might be at the top of your list. Undoubtedly, you have learned a great deal about yourself and created goals that you are hoping to work on in the here and now.Read More

How Do I Practice Thought Balancing?

When you cope with negative, irrational, anxiety-driven thoughts, your emotions and behaviors might change. You might react negatively to these thoughts. Also, you could fall into self-defeating behaviors like substance abuse or self-harm to appease the thoughts. The healthier action to take is responding. When you respond, you take time to think through your action.Read More

Can We Debunk Myths of Mental Illness?

When people openly discuss mental health, they are often met with awkward silence and stares. Mental illness is a highly stigmatized subject. Unfortunately, myths perpetuate the taboo. People with mental health disorders are written off as crazy and unstable. The misconceptions and stigma can prevent people from getting the help they need and deserve. InRead More

Signs and Symptoms of High-Functioning Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious issue that affects people from all walks of life. This includes those functioning at a high level. High-functioning alcohol abuse is characterized by a person’s ability to maintain a successful career, social status, and other responsibilities while drinking regularly. This often occurs in secret. However, even though these individuals mayRead More

Why Should I Map Out My Family System?

When you struggle with mental illness and addiction, you may have unacknowledged traumas underlying the whole situation. Because childhood can include little-t and Big-T traumas, it can be difficult to recognize these traumas without assistive tools. One tool that can help you recognize childhood traumas is a family system map. Let’s discuss these maps andRead More

Should I Seek Treatment for My Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), officially classified as major depressive disorder (MDD) with seasonal patterns, causes people to experience mood and motivation changes for two to four months in the year. According to the National Library of Medicine, 0.5% to 3% of all people, 10% to 25% of people with MDD, and 25% of people withRead More

What Are the Benefits of Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy can be life-altering in the most positive way. Under the right conditions, it can change how you see yourself, the world, and your role in it. What Is Individual Therapy? Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which the patient works one-on-one with a therapist. The relationship can take a variety ofRead More

How Can I Find LGBTQIA-Inclusive Addiction Treatment?

It can feel difficult and frustrating to find LGBTQIA+ inclusive addiction treatment. If you’re looking to change your life for the better, you should understand the causes of mental health disorders within the community and know what questions to ask a potential treatment program. Discrimination Against the LGBTQIA+ Community As an LGBTQIA+ individual, you oftenRead More

Mastering Positive Change One Step at a Time

People who have gone through addiction treatment know that living sober requires many lifestyle changes across all areas of their lives. Unfortunately, lifestyle adjustments are not a sprint but a marathon. Positive change comes one step at a time; it requires patience, perseverance, and positivity. Though it can be challenging, making positive change one stepRead More

How to Cope With Your Loneliness

Feelings of loneliness can have a significant impact on your mental health. Feeling lonely can increase isolation and intensify mental health struggles. Learning to understand and work through your loneliness is an integral part of improving your mental health as a whole. If you have been feeling lonely, know that you are not alone. HereRead More