Connecting The Dots: The Links Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Mental illness and substance abuse are two conditions that are suffered by millions of people. For most of these people, the suffering of these two conditions goes hand-in-hand. When one sparks up, it begins to worsen the other. If you or a loved one… Continue reading Connecting The Dots: The Links Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a debilitating condition that is suffered by millions. OCD is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that they feel the urge to repeat over and over. Keep reading to learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the… Continue reading What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse? Depression and alcohol go hand-in-hand. In fact, the prevalence of depression among alcohol-dependent people is high — 63.8%. With such high numbers, it is no secret that depression and alcohol influence each other to make the other worse in the vicious, deadly cycle of addiction. Keep reading to find out… Continue reading Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Becoming sober from drugs and alcohol involves much more than simply detoxing and stopping use. Some would say, that is the easy part. The most important part of the recovery journey is to receive therapy for the mental, emotional, and behavioral aspects of it. Mental health conditions can influence… Continue reading Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment
Seeking Help Now: Mental Health Facilities and Covid-19 As you well know by now, we are living in uncertain and stressful times, and there is an extremely high likelihood that you have been impacted negatively by COVID-19. Whether that means you’ve lost your job, are experiencing financial hardships, or have high anxiety about contracting the… Continue reading Seeking Help Now: Mental Health Facilities and Covid-19
Pop singer Sam Smith recently took to twitter to give his followers some mental health advice saying “you are enough”. He shared several tweets discussing his recent mental health journey and how he learned to accept the things that he goes through. His emotional thread offered some vulnerable thoughts and advice to fans who might… Continue reading Mental Health: Sam Smith Opens Up