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Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This annual event puts a spotlight on the ongoing crisis of suicide across the globe. It also serves as a reminder that suicide is a preventable cause of death. Depression, America’s most common mental illness, often plays a part in suicidal behavior. If you’re affected by this…

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What to Expect in Intensive OCD Treatment

Addiction and substance abuse disorders often go hand-in-hand with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Alternatively, children and teens with untreated OCD symptoms may later develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a harmful coping mechanism. For such patients, their addiction therapy program must include intensive OCD treatment for better…

a woman deals with depression after she quit drinking

How to Handle Depression After Quitting Drinking

When you quit drinking, you may experience sudden changes in emotions and even depression as your body adjusts to sobriety. However, depression after quitting drinking is only temporary. You shouldn’t let depression alter your pursuit of peace and contentment in early recovery. After all, enjoying your life sober is how your brain adapts to normal…

a woman struggles with mental health and addiction

Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

Your mental health is an essential component of your overall health. Whether you or someone you love has struggled with mental health or addiction, it’s important to recognize that these two issues could be tied together. For some people, substance abuse impacts their mental health. For others, their mental health causes substance abuse as a…