Understanding the Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorders

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Understanding the Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorders

Whether you’re going to a club with friends or going to dinner with work colleagues, there’s often some alcohol present. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether people are having a good time or simply drinking too much.

Making this distinction can save a life.

With April being Alcohol Awareness Month, it’s important to learn the signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorders. It’s also important to understand why it is necessary.

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How to Recognize Signs of Child Abuse and What to Do About It

How to Recognize Signs of Child Abuse and What to Do About It

According to the National Children’s Alliance, each year an estimated 700,000 children in the United States suffer some form of neglect and/or abuse. Often, kids suffer in silence because it goes unnoticed or unreported.

Recognizing the signs of child abuse and knowing how to handle it can save the lives of the little ones we love. Here is what to look out for, and how you can help.

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What You Should Know About Depression During Pregnancy

Prenatal Depression: What You Should Know About Depression During Pregnancy

Worldwide there are 250 babies born every minute. For many expecting mothers, pregnancy is a time for excitement and joy. Unfortunately for others, depression and anxiety in pregnancy can be common feelings.

What exactly is prenatal depression and anxiety? How do you know if you have it? What practical steps can you take to feel better?

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The Best Stress Management Strategies

The Best Stress Management Strategies

Are you feeling stressed? You’re not alone. In fact, a third of Americans struggle with extreme stress every day.

It’s a scary statistic. After all, stress has a debilitating impact on daily life. It exacerbates and/or causes a host of negative physical and mental conditions.

Thankfully, there are numerous stress-reduction methods to help.

Here is a list of five of the best stress management strategies you can implement today.

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A Brief Look into Self-Harm

One in four young women and one in ten young men in high school in the US self-harm. Those that are ignorant to the phenomenon wrongly believe this is just attention-seeking behavior, but research has shown it goes far beyond simply looking for attention.

The reality is that those who self-harm are doing so because they need a release from emotional pain. Unfortunately, this is not always recognized by the people around them.

Familiarize yourself with self-harm facts, so you’re not only more informed, but more ready to support someone who does engage in self-harming behaviors.

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The Three Main Phases of Treatment for a Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, about 2.5 million people will suffer a traumatic brain injury. Out of those, 80,000 develop life-long disabilities.

If you know someone with a TBI, then you’re likely wondering how they’ll recover.

Brain injury recovery isn’t something that happens overnight. It will take time and persistence to re-learn the skills needed to be independent again.

Here are the three main phases of treatment for brain injuries.

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How to Cope with Loss and Learn to Grieve

Many people have heard of the five stages of grief model.

However, this model is very basic, and doesn’t encompass all of the additional feelings that grief brings. It also implies that grief follows a concrete timeline.

If you’re dealing with loss, a model like this may seem helpful. However, it’s better to learn ways to grieve, rather than rely on a model or timeline to dictate your feelings.

Here are some ways you can learn to grieve and deal with your loss in a healthy way.

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How to Spot, Recognize, and Treat, a High-Functioning Alcoholic

A 2018 survey revealed that 86% of adults have consumed alcohol at some point in their lives. With those kinds of numbers, is it any surprise that alcohol is one of the most socially acceptable drugs?

A high-functioning alcoholic doesn’t fit the classic stereotype. They might be successful at work and have a lot of healthy relationships, which leads people to believe that they don’t have a problem when in fact they do.

Despite being embraced by society, alcohol is unhealthy when you drink it in excess. Do you find yourself having several alcoholic drinks throughout the week? Does your loved one drink even while on the job?

Let’s further discuss how to recognize and treat high-functioning alcoholism.

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how to get the most out of therapy

Help Them Help You: How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Have you recently started going to therapy or are you thinking about seeing a therapist?

Whether you’re seeking counsel because you suffer from a certain mental illness, or you’re just looking for someone to talk to, therapy can change your life.

However, if you want therapy to change your life, you need to put in the work. Therapy isn’t just about the therapist helping you, it’s about you helping yourself.
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How to Handle Cyberbullying: What You Need to Know to Help Your Child

How to Handle Cyberbullying: What You Need to Know to Help Your Child

With bullying running so rampant through schools, many parents don’t think about the threats that are coming in through their child’s phone. 1 in 3 children will experience some form of cyber threat during their life.

Cyberbullying has the potential to be much more harmful than physical bullying because it doesn’t stop. Most children have access to a phone or a computer, so they’re always vulnerable to attack.

It can be hard to know how to handle cyberbullying, because it can follow your child around in their pocket. It can still be done though, as long as you are paying attention.
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