Helping relatives during the holidays

How to Help Your Depressed Loved Ones Get Through the Holidays

The holidays are often celebrated as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but not everyone agrees with this sentiment. Many people suffer from holiday depression, which can make an otherwise happy time feel dark, stressful, and lonely. If you have loved ones who experience profound feelings of anxiety or sadness during this time of Read more about How to Help Your Depressed Loved Ones Get Through the Holidays[…]

Six Tips to Help You Deal with Depression During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but what do you do if they bring you feelings of intense sadness instead of joy? While the bustle of Christmas shopping and cheerful music sparks excitement in many people, those events may induce feelings of sadness or even a profound sense of Read more about Six Tips to Help You Deal with Depression During the Holidays[…]

Tough time or battling with depression?

Are You Going Through a Tough Time or are You Experiencing Depression?

Depression is one of the leading causes of disabilities worldwide. Although it is a common disorder, many people have a hard time distinguishing whether their feelings of sadness stem from the difficulties they face in life or if they are attributed to clinical depression. If you think you are struggling with depression, it is important Read more about Are You Going Through a Tough Time or are You Experiencing Depression?[…]

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Preparing Your Student to Resist Peer Pressure During College

As a parent, you love to see your child succeed and make something of his or her life. Graduating high school and moving on to college is a huge step toward developing greater independence. College can open up a variety of possibilities for your child. However, college is also known for late night parties and Read more about Preparing Your Student to Resist Peer Pressure During College[…]

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Getting Help for Yourself When a Loved One Struggles with Addiction

When a person is addicted to harmful substances, it takes a toll on everyone around them. Watching someone you care about struggle with drug or alcohol abuse can create feelings of helplessness, angst, and fear. The High Toll of Addiction When you become physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted, you can’t maintain your wellbeing, let alone Read more about Getting Help for Yourself When a Loved One Struggles with Addiction[…]

How Does Marriage Counseling Work?

Couples going through a rough patch or seeking to strengthen their shared bond often seem to resist the idea of professional counseling services. Many people have their own ideas of what couples therapy is like and what it can do for a relationship. Understanding how counseling works goes a long way in providing clarity and Read more about How Does Marriage Counseling Work?[…]

Helping Students with Mental Illness

How Teachers and Counselors Can Help Students with Mental Health Disorders School students today face so many challenges as they navigate their way through adolescence. For middle school and high school students suffering from mental and behavioral health conditions as well as substance abuse issues, a day at school can often seem unbearable. But with Read more about Helping Students with Mental Illness[…]

The Stages of Brain Development and Substance Abuse

The brain is a very complex organ and the more we learn about how it develops, the more we understand how substance abuse impacts its development process. There are five crucial stages of brain development during a person’s life. Here is a breakdown of each stage and how substance abuse can affect it. Stage 1: Read more about The Stages of Brain Development and Substance Abuse[…]

Prescription Opioid Cutback

2017 Opioid Cutback—What is It? And is it Working?

Last October the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced it would be reducing the amount of “almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more.” Some examples of schedule II controlled substances include oxycodone, fentanyl, methadone, morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone. Read more about 2017 Opioid Cutback—What is It? And is it Working?[…]

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