Monthly Archives: September 2021

Follow Your Heart: Ways to Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

The cardiovascular system controls heart and circulatory functions, making it a vital part of your body’s functioning and overall health. Poor cardiovascular health has several risk factors and can cause a person to develop life-threatening, and even deadly, illnesses. These can include high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, hypertension, and heart failure. In fact, more than […]

I’ve Got This: Managing Symptoms for Mental Health Disorders

Managing a mental health disorder, regardless of what disorder it is, is not an easy thing to do. At times you might feel drained, disheartened, or even debilitated. However, no matter what mental health condition you may suffer from, you can apply healthy and effective techniques that will allow you to control your symptoms. Discovering […]

Anxiety Disorders

Most people have experienced anxiety at one point or another. Situational anxiety can affect anyone, but there are people who experience more intense anxiety that is long-term and requires treatment. They are referred to as anxiety disorders, and each one is marked by its own unique set of symptoms. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Individuals with […]

It’s Ok to Not Be Ok: Self-Affirming Phrases for Better Mental Health

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, a staggering 51.5 million adults in America live with mental illness; that is nearly one in five adults. Living with a mental health condition often causes feelings of loneliness, shame, and defeat. However, there is hope and you are not alone. You have the ability to overcome […]

How to Give and Receive Peer Support in Recovery

Recovery from addiction can be a lonely road. Resisting cravings, building a new life, attending meetings — all of it can feel overwhelming. Socially isolating yourself during your recovery can bring on additional negative symptoms such as anxiety and depression and even lead you to relapse. Although your story and journey are unique, plenty of […]

How Gaslighting Feeds Your Loved One’s Addiction

When a person is struggling with addiction their life is altered in various ways. Many people who struggle with addiction engage in behaviors such as lying, stealing, or emotionally harming their loved ones. Loving someone who is battling an addiction can be challenging. You may often find ways to convince yourself and others that their […]

Meet Me in the Middle: The Sandwich Generation

The term Sandwich Generation refers to individuals who serve as dual caretakers for their children under the age of 18 and their aging parents. The term refers to those who are “sandwiched” between two groups of people that depend on them for financial, physical, and emotional support. What Do You Want From Me? The Sandwich […]

That’s What Friends Are For: Friendship and Recovery

Your social interactions are a central theme in every stage of development. Intimate relationships are a testament to your humanness and are also vital to both your mental and emotional well-being. Typically, a person’s first social relationships are with family. However, over time, you may find that the most important and influential relationships are those […]

Must Have Self-Help Workbooks that Deal With Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Suppose you are one of 35 million adults (14.3%) who suffer from a mental health disorder or 8.5 million adults (24%) affected by a substance use disorder. In that case, you understand the complexities of these disorders. Both coping with and understanding the scope of an illness can be daunting and, even, exhausting. However, self-help […]

Substance Use and Its Impact on Personality Disorders

Personality is defined as patterns of perceiving, feeling, thinking, and relating oneself to others. Individual personalities make each person unique, but they also offer a form of commonality with other humans. When personality patterns deviate from the expectations of social and cultural norms, personality disorders can develop. Personality disorders are mental health conditions that alter […]