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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

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

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

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?

Debunking Mental Health Myths

Mental Health Myths, Debunked! For a very long time, mental health was a taboo topic in the United States. People generally did not talk about it, and attempts to address mental illnesses were often so harsh and unhelpful that people would do everything possible to conceal their symptoms. While we have made progress in the [...]

By |2022-01-05T22:46:42+00:00December 29th, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Debunking Mental Health Myths

Mentally Healthy Holidays

For many people, the holiday season is a joyful time of year that they look forward to for months in advance. For people who struggle to maintain their mental health, the holidays can be a stressful time that threatens their ability to maintain wellness. Holiday Triggers & Your Mental Health According to the California Chapter [...]

By |2021-11-20T04:59:56+00:00November 17th, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Mentally Healthy Holidays

What Are Co-Occurring Diagnoses?

As if life were not challenging enough for people struggling with mental illness or substance use disorder, many people are faced with both at the same time. The condition of experiencing both addiction and mental illness is called co-occurring or dual diagnoses. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 9.2 million [...]

By |2021-08-17T21:28:46+00:00August 13th, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on What Are Co-Occurring Diagnoses?

Eat Right to Support Your Mental Health and Recovery

What We Eat Matters We all know the old saying: “You are what you eat.” Truthfully, if we thought about that too hard and too literally, we’d probably be pretty alarmed by the images. Am I really a bag of corn chips, a jar of salsa, and nearly a gallon of soda? Eek. As scary [...]

By |2021-05-20T14:57:49+00:00March 28th, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Eat Right to Support Your Mental Health and Recovery
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