woman dealing with depression

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with depression is extremely difficult because you lack the motivation to do things that can help you. There’s a misconception about depression that people can simply pull themselves up and be happy and productive. The reality is that depression can make you feel lost and alone even though you’re not. This is one of…

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Mental Health: Not a Dirty Word

In honor of World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10, advocates, celebrities, and even royals spoke up to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. Perhaps one of the most poignant quotes from the day was from Prince William, who along with Princess Kate and Prince Harry, attended an event hosted by Heads Together, the…

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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

May is Mental Health Month, led by Mental Health America (MHA), so what better time to discuss the link between addiction and mental illness? More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 37 percent of alcoholics and 53 percent of those with a drug addiction have at…

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Nutrition and Addiction: Caring For Your Body During Rehab

Substance addiction can damage both the mind and body. Intensive outpatient and residential addiction treatment programs clients heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Detoxification and cognitive-behavior therapy help purge the body of substances and the mind of negative thoughts that cause destruction. As you’re “unloading” what’s weighing you down, you’ll also need to think about replenishing…

girl is one of the young adults struggling with comorbidity

What The Young Adult Needs To Know About Comorbidity

A great many of those who are admitted to a young adult rehab program present with more than one disorder or illness, a phenomenon known as comorbidity. Any given young adult may have both emotional and substance abuse issues simultaneously, or they may have developed one prior to the other. Indeed, the two coexisting illnesses…

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How Marijuana Use And Mental Illness May Be Linked

If there is one explanation for the popularity of services offering mental health support in North Carolina among the families who may be concerned about the drug use of their teen or young adult, it is because of the correlation between mental illness and the abuse of drugs like marijuana. Indeed, studies have been carried…