Explaining Mental Health to Children

Many adults consider mental illness to be a topic too mature for children, but there are numerous benefits in talking to children about age-appropriate aspects of mental well-being. What a typical teenager is capable of understanding far exceeds the comprehension of the average toddler, so it is important to meet your child where they are [...]

By |2021-11-28T18:50:59+00:00November 21st, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Explaining Mental Health to Children

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

Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a diagnosis commonly feared and associated with old age, but most people do not fully understand how it affects a person or their loved ones. Although a third of people over age 85 suffer from some form of disease, many people are not able to distinguish between the normal signs of aging and [...]

By |2021-11-12T15:55:35+00:00November 8th, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Understanding Dementia

Wellness Recovery Action Plans

Sometimes, people with mental health diagnoses can start to feel like their diagnoses and the professionals who are treating them start to take over their lives. This can be frustrating and even impede progress. A Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a document that empowers people with mental illness to have more choices and a [...]

By |2021-10-22T19:49:43+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Wellness Recovery Action Plans

What Is CBT?

If you have never experienced therapy or counseling, you may not realize that numerous types of mental health interventions fall under the umbrella of “therapy.” One of these very specific mental health therapies is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). What Can CBT Treat? The American Psychological Association (APA) describes CBT as a good treatment for: Depression [...]

By |2021-10-15T18:27:16+00:00October 15th, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on What Is CBT?

Common Misconceptions about Schizophrenia

Mental health is gaining more attention and understanding as healthcare professionals and others work to create awareness of mental health disorders. As people are becoming more educated about conditions like PTSD, depression, anxiety, and ADHD, they are gaining more compassion for themselves and others who have these disorders. However, one condition remains a mystery to [...]

By |2021-10-20T19:30:03+00:00October 5th, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Common Misconceptions about Schizophrenia

Journaling for Mental Health

If you are being treated for a mental health disorder, it might sometimes feel like the myriad professionals involved in your treatment are driving the process rather than encouraging you to participate in your own recovery. But there are many ways those suffering from a mental illness can engage in their recovery. Journaling is one [...]

By |2021-09-29T17:27:52+00:00September 27th, 2021|Mental Health|Comments Off on Journaling for Mental Health

Understanding Emotional Intensity Disorder

Emotional Intensity Disorder (EID), also sometimes called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), is a mental health condition impacting up to three percent of Americans, according to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), a leading research institution for the condition. Gender Divide While 75 percent of the people who have been diagnosed with EID are [...]

By |2021-09-20T21:15:53+00:00September 19th, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Understanding Emotional Intensity Disorder

Understanding Adjustment Disorder

Sometimes life throws a little too much at a person, and they may not have the tools to cope with what they are experiencing. The situation may not cause long-term struggles, but there may be a period of time in which the person has a hard time dealing with everything that is happening to them. [...]

By |2021-09-03T17:35:37+00:00August 28th, 2021|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Understanding Adjustment Disorder

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?
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