If you’ve been feeling like your anger is out of control lately—first, you’re not alone; the ongoing stresses of the pandemic have shortened everyone’s fuse—the good news is that you can learn to manage your anger appropriately. Research shows that increasing your self-awareness can help manage anger.
The substance abuse epidemic has grown at an alarming rate, and we see terrifying numbers of overdose-related deaths: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths are at an all-time high.
Sober living houses, which have existed in the U.S. in some form since the 1940s, are alcohol- and drug-free living environments that offer social support to individuals who feel they’d be most successful with some structure, peer support and a feeling of living at home.
Residential substance abuse treatment programs provide an environment where individuals can focus on healing from their addictions and learn skills to live soberly as they transition back into society.
Bullying is a genuine problem that impacts students of all ages in schools, at home, on the playground and on campus—anywhere they go to socialize. Bullying behavior can take the forms of physical, mental and emotional abuse. In the most severe cases, bullying leads to self-harm or suicide for some students who have been targeted for an extended period of time.
Historically, self-harm was associated with physical pain such as excessive headbanging, cutting, burning or scratching to the point of drawing blood. But there’s a new form of self-harm on the rise in this digital age, and it’s becoming alarmingly more common. In a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers surveyed students aged 12-17. They discovered that 6 percent have participated in digital self-harm activities, including posting something mean about themselves online anonymously.
With schools reopening for in-person learning, it’s understandable that many parents and students may feel anxious about going back to school. Healthy routines can help your students stay productive and positive, particularly during this time of heightened anxiety. Daily patterns of actions not only help kids develop life skills but also help them feel safe.
Face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying by peers can threaten your students’ emotional and physical health and make their schools feel like unsafe environments. And while there’s heightened awareness of the prevalence of bullying in schools and online spaces these days, many students still struggle with reporting bullying—whether they experience it personally or witness the incidents.
The economic recession and enforced quarantines, lockdowns and social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted people’s mental health. People worldwide have reported disturbed sleep patterns, increased substance use and alcohol consumption, fear of job loss, feelings of isolation and increased symptoms of existing mental illness.
In the United States, one in five people experiences a mental health condition, regardless of race. But minorities experience a very different level of access to and quality of mental health care.
For some, even the act of planning a vacation or getaway can elevate their mood. If you’re in the early days of a recovery journey, though, you may be struggling with the idea of a vacation because you worry about the risk of relapse. Here are a few tips to help you travel confidently while supporting your recovery.
Expectations and commitments can exert both positive and negative influences on your life and health. You’ve heard the phrase “rise to expectations.” Stretching and growing to meet a bar set by yourself or others—whether it’s a personal or professional accomplishment—can be powerful and positive motivation. But it can be demoralizing if you lack the tools or resources necessary—or are being measured against unrealistic parameters.
When you engage in activities that positively impact your emotional and physical well-being, you naturally lower your risk for mental health issues and increase your ability to deal with life’s daily challenges as well as physical and psychological health concerns. Because how you define self-care may be different from others, it’s up to you to discover the practices that best support your mental health.
Paying attention to your physical health and recognizing emotional patterns are self-care techniques that mental health professionals recommend to help improve mental health. Let’s examine how you can use common self-care techniques to live life to the fullest.
Thanks to advances in technology, we have more ways to help prevent people from taking their own lives.
Losing someone you love to suicide is devastating and overwhelming. And sadly, the stigma around suicide can make coping with your grief even more complicated. You may struggle with processing your loss and wishing to understand the events that led up to the suicide.We know that there’s no easy answer, nor is there just one solution when it comes to dealing with a loved one’s suicide. Here a few healthy ways to begin your journey of healing.
In 2019 47,511 individuals died by suicide in the United States—and there were approximately 1.38 million suicide attempts. Here’s what survivors of attempted suicide wish you knew.
About 12 million adults in the U.S. struggle with sex addicton. Often referred to as hypersexuality; sex addiction is described as a preoccupation with sexual urges and fantasies. From work to relationships and even health, hypersexuality can negatively impact aspects of an individual’s life. Let's explore some of the impacts that sex addiction can have on family bonds.
Positive family dynamics are crucial to helping families resolve conflict, work through life’s challenges, communicate effectively and work as a team.
It’s crucial to be aware of the potential dangers of keeping half-full bottles of old pills, particularly narcotic painkillers, at home. The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.
Maintaining functional family relationships is key to emotional, behavioral and psychological health and well-being.
Our family relationships provide the foundation for communication, attachment, self-worth and boundaries. The bonds we maintain with family members become our maps for how we treat others and interact.
The stigma surrounding mental illness causes a heavy burden on both the people with mental health conditions and those who love them. When individuals with
The decision to get help and commit to treatment and recovery ultimately falls on the person struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD). However, as
Unfortunately, abuse in teenage relationships is far too common. And it’s not exclusive to teen girls; teen boys can also be victims of abusive behavior.
Physical abuse inflicted on a romantic partner can leave bruises, cuts and scars, making it abundantly clear that violence has occurred in a relationship. But
From physical suffering to hopelessness and mental illness, many different factors and reasons may lead a person to have suicidal ideation. But it’s one thing
Narcan is one of three FDA-approved formulations of naloxone, an opioid antagonist used to treat opioid addiction and as a rescue medicine for opioid overdose.
If you have a loved one battling a mental health issue and a substance abuse disorder like alcoholism, drug addiction or both, they may have