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What Is 988?

It just got much easier to get help for people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. On July 16, 2022, a national three-digit number rolled out that guides callers to support for suicidal ideation. The number, 988, will connect anyone who dials it to trained crisis counselors with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline who can help [...]

By |2022-07-29T15:32:33+00:00July 26th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on What Is 988?

Social Media May Be Damaging Your Mental Health

While social media can provide us with a way to connect with other people and learn new information, it is important to remember that online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, and Twitter also have their downsides. One of these is an adverse effect on mental health. How Social Media Hurts Us You have probably [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:12:57+00:00July 12th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Social Media May Be Damaging Your Mental Health

Improve Mental Health with Better Sleep

It sometimes seems like the relationship between sleep and mental health is like that of the chicken and the egg. It’s not always possible to decide which came first. Sleep trouble can be an indicator of mental illness, and lack of sleep can also trigger mental health symptoms. How Much Sleep Do We Need? According [...]

By |2022-06-25T23:56:15+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Mental Health|Comments Off on Improve Mental Health with Better Sleep

How Clutter Impacts Health

We all get disorganized at times. Obligations pile up that temporarily prevent us from keeping our living space tidy. In fact, about 55 percent of Americans find themselves stressed out by the clutter in their homes. Most of us handle this stress by cleaning on a somewhat regular basis, but when clutter is left unchecked, [...]

By |2022-06-16T16:10:11+00:00June 14th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on How Clutter Impacts Health

How Mindfulness Can Support Mental Health

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming intensely and intentionally aware of yourself and your surroundings in the present moment. This can be achieved in a variety of different ways and has been found to be beneficial for a number of different mental and physical health conditions. Examples of Mindfulness Mindfulness activities can take place in [...]

By |2022-05-27T18:39:27+00:00May 26th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on How Mindfulness Can Support Mental Health

Addressing Burnout

The term ‘burnout’ has been primarily used to describe the condition of a worker becoming so overwhelmed that their performance on the job is adversely impacted. In recent years, however, it has become apparent that burnout can result from a variety of causes and affect many areas of life--not just work. Burnout During Covid Burnout [...]

By |2022-05-16T19:40:09+00:00May 13th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Addressing Burnout

Learning to Manage Your Anger

There is nothing inherently wrong with being angry. It’s just another emotion, and it is completely normal and sometimes even healthy to feel angry sometimes. Anger becomes a problem when it is not controlled and becomes destructive. Understanding Anger Anger can vary from mild annoyance to extreme rage. When a person is angry: Their blood [...]

By |2022-05-03T17:22:31+00:00May 1st, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Learning to Manage Your Anger

Support for Families Dealing with Mental Illness

Supporting a loved one with a mental illness can be utterly exhausting, and it may also be the only thing keeping the mentally ill family member or friend at home instead of in a hospital. Being the go-to person for someone who is in desperate need of support, advocating for them, and ensuring they stay [...]

By |2022-04-08T21:16:20+00:00April 7th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Support for Families Dealing with Mental Illness

Benefits of Group Therapy

Therapy is often done in an individual setting, with just the client and the counselor working together. Though this can be extremely helpful, group therapy is sometimes recommended instead or in addition to individual sessions. Benefits of Group Therapy The idea of sharing private information with a group of strangers can be intimidating, and it [...]

By |2022-04-01T14:58:23+00:00March 28th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Families in Recovery|Comments Off on Benefits of Group Therapy

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

One frequently misunderstood mental health condition is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). People tend to label their own quirky behaviors and preferences as OCD, when, in reality, having this diagnosis creates a level of disruption and anxiety that most people simply don’t experience or understand. What OCD Is Not Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a label that some people [...]

By |2022-03-23T19:42:55+00:00March 18th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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