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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

What are ACEs?

If you suffered a lot of difficulties in your childhood and you now struggle with mental illness or substance use disorder, this may not be a coincidence. A well-known study by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that people who survived four or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) were more likely [...]

Treatments for Depression

Depression can be a scary diagnosis to receive. Thankfully, a number of treatment options can help people manage their depressive symptoms. Age Matters According to the American Psychological Association, a person’s age makes a difference in how their depression might be treated. Children are less likely than adults to be prescribed medications for depression because [...]

Medication-Free Ways to Address Trauma

If you’ve been through a stressful event that overwhelmed your ability to cope, then you are a trauma survivor. The good news is that you aren’t alone. A lot of people have had at least one traumatic experience in their lifetime and are generally able to move past the event with time. What Is Trauma? [...]

Ecotherapy for Mental Health

Modern medicine is a blessing to many. The various treatments that can be provided in clinical settings have saved countless lives. Ecotherapy is a holistic approach to wellness that is fully compatible with modern medicine and can complement any treatment plan. The Benefits Ecotherapy, also known as green therapy or nature therapy, is the integration [...]

By |2021-05-30T23:51:33+00:00May 30th, 2021|Mental Health|0 Comments

May: Mental Health Month

Struggling with mental illness can feel very lonely and isolating. It sometimes feels like no one else shares the experience. This is one reason why, since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month. It is important for those who struggle with their mental health to know that they are not alone. Events Have [...]

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|0 Comments
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