Woman hugging a horse in equine therapy for her mental health treatment

Equine Therapy: Does Hanging Out With Horses Help Your Mental Health?

In the world of mental health treatment, there are many unique ways that healing can be found, among them equine therapy. But how does hanging out with horses help your mental health?   A famous quote, commonly attributed to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and often repeated by horse lovers, says that “there is…

Grandmother talking with teens about drugs and alcohol and the harm of addiction

The Grandparent’s Guide to Talking With Teens About Drugs

When addiction runs in the family, you want to be proactive in talking with teens about drugs and what it means for them, but you may not know how to go about it. Today’s blog is a compilation of tips: the grandparent’s guide to talking with teens about drugs.   In many families and cultures…

Woman doomscrolling on her phone, worried about social media and mental health

How Does Social Media Play a Role in Mental Health?

Online social media sites allow people to connect with one another, both benefiting their mental health and adding yet another arena for challenges to arise. The concept of social networking plays on the basic need of human beings to stay together in groups and form a community to survive. As the technology developed to support…

Family eating for nutrition and mental wellness

Recovery Habits: Eating for Mental Wellness

Today’s idea of eating for mental wellness represents a much different facet of health than we grew up with. In school, it was common for people to receive lessons about food groups and the importance of eating a balanced diet. However, for many, those lessons never materialized into actual practice.  From a young age, we…

Woman changing her diet in early recovery

Your Diet In Early Recovery

A well-balanced, healthy diet is vital for good nutrition and excellent health, especially for those in early recovery. Misusing alcohol and drugs can contribute to nutritional deficiencies, so adhering to a healthy diet in recovery can be especially essential to restoring quality of life when receiving treatment and recovering from addiction. Eating foods with little…