The holidays can be a difficult time to be sober. Traditional social gatherings often have an excess of alcohol and other substances available, and there may be familial or social pressure to drink or do drugs in these environments. Some people even give alcohol as
As the pandemic continues, there have been months spent trying to adjust and adapt to the new normal. While progress is being made to develop effective treatments for COVID-19, it will likely be some time before the general population will have access to a vaccine.
When it comes to mental health, it is important to expand resources needed, not only in research but also to help raise awareness. Creating environments that encourage dialogues surrounding mental health allow more people to open up about their struggles. Here are four ways that
Recently, millennials—those born between 1981and 1996—have been changing the way people discuss mental health. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), millennials have become the primary generation who advocates for mental health issues. Millennials often struggle with burnout faster than other generations because
Everybody has stress. Some stress is good for you. It helps you respond to situations and could even help you benefit from the change it brings. However, too much stress can interfere with life and begin to cause harm to your mental and physical state.
There has been no shortage of tension during COVID-19. When you have financial responsibilities, children or are trying your best to share space with others if you have to work from home, life is purely overwhelming. You have lost balance and peace, and because
Life is rarely simple. Nothing about addiction is simple either. Actively using drugs or alcohol complicates our lives. Trying to recover from addiction can be complicated, too, even if the end result is better for us. However, sometimes addiction can be twice as hard when
While there are many treatments for depression, most of practices may seem conventional—perhaps outdated. A significant number of people who struggle with depression may not respond to treatment and often find themselves doctor-hopping or switching medications. It leads to other adverse outcomes and could perpetuate
This September is Recovery Month, which celebrates the achievements of those in recovery. The theme for this year is “Recovery Is for Everyone.” Every person’s recovery story is important and unique. There are many opportunities, especially this month, to let your voice be heard as