Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment

Every day, people from all walks of life across the country battle addiction. Many of those suffering from drug and alcohol dependency hide their addiction. It can take months or years for their families to notice. It can take just as long for someone to admit they need addiction help. Unnecessary shame, embarrassment, and feelings…

Effects of Negative Thinking

When asked to point to causes for fatigue, mental exhaustion, and prolonged stress, most likely would not think of negative thinking. Yet, there is increasing evidence that people’s thought patterns and behaviors can substantially affect their physical and mental health. Part of countering the harmful symptoms of mental illness is identifying and countering negative thinking,…

What Is Anxiety Treatment?

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. In regular doses, anxiety can be beneficial to our overall well-being. However, when anxiety is chronic and persistent, it is harmful to our physical and mental health. Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can range from mild to severe and…

Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

Many people don’t realize that they would benefit from mental health treatment. Some others think going for mental health treatment degrades them as a person, while some get stigmatized for entering a mental health treatment program. However, entering into a treatment program that addresses both addiction and mental health disorders maximizes the effectiveness of the…

Recognizing the Signs of a Co-Occurring Disorder

People struggling with addiction often have untreated mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders. They may turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of self-medicating their issues. Treatment centers often focused on the physical aspects of the addiction without addressing a client’s mental health issues. That meant that people ended up leaving rehab with untreated…

Steps You Can Take to Overcome Depression

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders among people living in the U.S. While many people experience bouts of sadness, depression lasts for weeks. It can severely impact a person’s life. They no longer find joy in interactions with others or their once-favorite activities. The illness can progress…

Woman with her therapist learning the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Countering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that positive childhood experiences (PCEs) are critical for excellent mental health in adulthood. The greater amount of negative childhood experiences a person has, the more likely they are to experience poor health as an adult. These adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may lead…