How Domestic Violence Impacts Mental Health

Every minute, nearly 20 people become victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner in the United States. That means within one year, 10 million men and women will have experienced domestic violence. Domestic violence and emotional abuse are not only frightening to live through, they can also be damaging to the psyche and lead… Continue reading How Domestic Violence Impacts Mental Health

Why You Should Do a Depression Screening

October 8 is National Depression Screening Day. While it may not be the most well-known health awareness holiday, it is an important one. Like any chronic condition, catching symptoms is an important first step. Depression screenings can point out possible concerns and direct you toward help earlier.  Why screen for depression? Mental health may not… Continue reading Why You Should Do a Depression Screening

Common Types of Eating Disorders

The spectrum of eating disorders is wide and varied. From well-known conditions such as anorexia nervosa to lesser-known ones like binge eating disorder, it’s critical to understand warning signs and be vigilant over your own behaviors and those of the ones you love. Anorexia nervosa Typically developing during adolescence, anorexia nervosa leaves patients viewing themselves… Continue reading Common Types of Eating Disorders

The Key Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Anorexic girl sitting in front of empty plate, drinking water, severe diet

One in ten Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. These serious mental and physical illnesses strike people of every age, race, gender, and body shape. They can be rooted in internal trauma, external pressures, and a variety of other uncontrollable factors. For the 30 million people who struggle… Continue reading The Key Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Stories of Recovery

Approximately 10% of Americans are currently living in recovery. That’s a support group of 23 million people who understand the battle of addiction and have their own victorious stories of continuing the fight for recovery. Here are just a few: “Today I know true freedom.” -Roy A pharmaceutical executive and hopeless alcoholic. Roy had it… Continue reading Stories of Recovery

How to Recognize Addiction

During the month of September, we are shining a light on journeys to recovery. Until the problem of addiction is recognized, recovery can’t happen.  Whether you fear your substance use is out of control or believe a loved one is exhibiting concerning behavior, there are ways to know when use has turned into abuse.  Signs… Continue reading How to Recognize Addiction

Suicide Prevention Saves Lives

Someone dies from suicide every 40 seconds. By the time you’ve read through this article, three people will have given into the thoughts that said their circumstances were too much to bear and there was only one way out.  Be aware What if every person those three people came in contact with had known the… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Saves Lives

September is National Recovery Month

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nine out of ten people who need substance abuse treatment don’t receive the help they need. For the 10% of Americans who have made it into recovery, it’s a continuous battle to be free from the grip of opioid dependence, alcoholism, and other forms of… Continue reading September is National Recovery Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Approximately 8 million Americans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a potentially debilitating condition that can develop following a traumatic experience. For example, approximately 67 percent of those exposed to mass violence have been shown to develop PTSD. However, this mental health condition may be triggered by a natural disaster, a personal assault, childhood… Continue reading June is PTSD Awareness Month

Parental Depression: How it Impacts Children

Depression continues to be one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. In 2017, an estimated 17. 3 million American adults had at least one depressive episode. While studying the impact that depression has on children, it’s been found that untreated parental depression can result in negative consequences for children. As… Continue reading Parental Depression: How it Impacts Children

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