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