Misunderstood Symptoms of Depression

People seem to think that if someone says they are depressed, it just means that they are simply sad. Unfortunately, sometimes it may take having depression to truly understand what it means. Having a better understanding of depression will give you better sympathy if you ever meet anyone who has depression and will know what […]

Preventing a Panic Attack at Work

Having a panic attack is when your anxiety causes you to think that you are having a heart attack and that you will die when it is really just your anxiety flaring up. You may have had an anxiety attack during work after receiving your work performance review or an approaching deadline that you are […]

What are Important Reasons to Talk About Your Trauma?

It can be very painful to revisit a traumatic memory. Many are afraid to talk about them in fear of reliving the same pain that you felt when it felt happened. By speaking to others about your trauma, you will feel a huge weight has been lifted and that you found someone to confide in […]

How is Trauma Linked with Depression?

Going through tragedies such as a sudden death, sexual assault, surviving a war or terrorist attack, a shooting, a disaster, and others can bring about depression. It can make you see how tragic the world can really be as well as give you nightmares, flashbacks, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. What Are the Symptoms of […]

How Can You Be There For Someone Going Through Trauma?

It can be a big deal for someone going through trauma to want to open up to you. You may not know what to do or say if you have never been through trauma yourself. It is important to listen to what your friend has to say and be there for them in any way […]

Changing Our Limiting Beliefs Around Addiction

As we’re working to heal, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is change our limiting beliefs around our addictions, our ability to heal and our identity as addicts. When we’re struggling with addiction, we tend to believe that we aren’t strong enough to heal. We don’t think we’re capable of doing […]

Setting Boundaries in Our Recovery

Some of the most important work we do in our recovery is the work we do around setting boundaries in our relationships. As we’re working to heal, we have to decide what boundaries we need to have with certain people in our lives, then implement and maintain those boundaries consistently and with conviction. Setting boundaries […]

How Mindfulness Can Help Us in Our Recovery

When we practice mindfulness, we increase our conscious awareness, our understanding, and the attention and energy we give to something. Applying this to our addiction recovery, becoming more mindful means we gain clarity, awareness and understanding as we learn more about our thoughts, our emotions and the issues contributing to our addictions and mental illnesses. […]

Is There Treatment for Depression and Anxiety?

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). We most often associate treatment centers with treating addiction, but we often don’t realize that there are treatment programs specifically designed for our depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. We often assume that we can only be […]

Art Therapy and Healing

Art therapy, along with Experiential Therapy and Recreational Therapy, provides an alternative to traditional talk-therapy and uses creative expression to help patients heal from deeply rooted mental and emotional pain. Talk-therapy, or psychotherapy, can be difficult for some patients, especially those who have a hard time expressing themselves verbally. Many of us who have suffered […]