If you’re tired of people always asking you how you feel, now that you’re in recovery from substance abuse or addiction, maybe it isn’t so much that they’re asking the question, but that you feel that you don’t have a very good answer.
From red-haired curls to big blue eyes, certain characteristics run in families. But not every inherited trait is as harmless as hair color. Some families struggle with a darker legacy: depression. People who live with this disorder aren’t just blue; they often feel hopeless, helpless, and, in the most serious cases, suicidal. The symptoms of…Details
Are you worried because you’ve started lying to cover gambling losses? Do you suspect a loved one has a problem with online gambling, but you’re not sure? There’s so much information out there about drug and alcohol addiction, but we often read or see little about addiction to gambling. As a result, there are plenty…Details
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often experienced by individuals who have experienced or witnessed a tragic event. The situation leading to PTSD can be anything traumatic, from a car accident to military deployment to a combat zone. Witnessing an assault, experiencing a severe injury or even enduring an especially difficult childbirth can lead to PTSD.
For those who are overcoming years of disordered eating, the holidays can be a real trial. Food is front and center at almost every celebration or tradition during these months. Those confronted with a barrage of calorie-rich foods and lots of extra tensions, many struggle against retreating into former patterns of restriction, purging and extreme…Details
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor and businessman, best-known as the inventor of the light bulb, among many other inventions that revolutionized modern life (1847-1931)
Getting a handle on how mental health issues disrupt the lives of college students is no easy task. But a new survey, College Students Speak, conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) went right to the students living with mental health conditions to find out if schools were meeting their needs and what…Details
“I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.” – Oprah Winfrey, American media talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist (born 1954)
Depression leaves individuals feeling empty of energy and full of hopelessness. Some will unfortunately turn to methods like alcohol or abuse drugs to find a temporary lift out of the darkness; yet, these methods only bind the illness momentarily and over time make the depression worse.
Eating disorders are a serious problem. When a parent battles this type of illness it will touch each person in the household. Since eating disorders often go undetected and/or untreated for many years, this is a condition which may have pervasive influences in the lives of family members. Today, there are many older men and…Details