Self-Harm Awareness

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. It is not uncommon for people with mental illnesses to intentionally inflict physical pain on themselves. A variety of behaviors can be categorized as self-harm, and while some people only engage in one type, others choose more than one method of injuring themselves. Examples of Self-Harm The United States Department [...]

By |2022-02-28T16:38:09+00:00February 26th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Self-Harm Awareness

How to Love Someone with a Mental Illness

One of my dearest friends has known me since I was seventeen and another since I was in my early twenties. I have canceled plans with each of them more times than I care to admit, but neither of them ever holds it against me or refuses to make new plans when I feel ready [...]

By |2022-02-18T19:39:27+00:00February 14th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on How to Love Someone with a Mental Illness

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can happen after a traumatic event. It can cause those affected to relive an event that caused them serious trauma through nightmares, flashbacks, or memories. PTSD can occur after combat, an assault, a death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [...]

By |2022-02-12T02:19:20+00:00February 6th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
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