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How to Care for Your Mental and Emotional Health

The percentage of young adults struggling with mental health conditions has increased in America over the years. Many of these young people suffer alone from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you or someone you care about struggles with their mental and emotional health, reach out to your local mental health treatment center for…

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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important in drug rehab programs. At Red Oak Recovery, we’re committed to helping young adult men overcome their depression and addiction.…

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3 Signs of Seasonal Depression

If you find yourself getting blue when the seasons change, there are many others in the same boat. Seasonal depression can complicate your recovery if you haven’t developed the tools to take your thoughts and emotions into your own hands. Learn to recognize the signs of seasonal depression and learn about our depression treatment center at Red…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

National Depression Awareness Week is soon to happen. This important week is usually held during the first week of May. However, people also celebrate it in tandem with National Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs at the beginning of October. This week is an important topic that deserves recognition, as many people are suffering from…

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How Grief and COVID-19 Are Connected

The coronavirus pandemic has created intense situations that lead to trauma. Even if you thought you were healthy, strong, and completely capable of functioning at the highest level before COVID-19, you might now feel overwhelmed. There are multiple types of grief possible here. Dealing with this is essential, but not easy. It is quite common…

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Is my loved one struggling with depression? This question crosses nearly everyone’s mind at one time or another. We all recognize symptoms such as our loved one not seeming to enjoy the things they used to or crying all the time. That said, at Red Oak Recovery, we try to explain that depression can take…

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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 9.2 million people in the United States struggle with mental health and addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Unfortunately, despite the growing prevalence of these co-occurring disorders (also known as dual diagnosis or co-morbid…

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Depression and Social Media

Social media can be a great boon to your recovery and help you feel part of an online community. Yet, if you overdo it, your mental health may be negatively impacted. Depression and social media are inextricably linked, according to new research. In fact, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research…

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Depression and Poor Health

Recent findings from the World Health Organization (WHO) say depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability across the globe. And it’s linked to other disorders and diseases, including substance use disorder, according to WHO. People are wondering, what is the link between depression and poor health. Between 2005 and 2015, the number…

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Can Poor Sleep Quality Lead to Pessimism?

Do you struggle with poor sleep quality? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep. Moreover, the American Sleep Association reports that 50-70% of adults have a sleep disorder. Do you have trouble sleeping and a more difficult time seeing the positive side of things? According to a…