Women's Health Month: Checking Your Mental Health is Just as Important as Your Physical Health

Women’s Health Month: Checking Your Mental Health is Just as Important as Your Physical Health

Some types of mental health issues affect the different genders in different ways. Statistically, depression affects women twice as much as men.

Women are usually more susceptible to this dangerous disorder because of increased internal and external factors. Whether it’s changing hormones internally, or facing external problems like sexual assault, women need to make their well-being a priority.

Overcoming mental illness can feel impossible at times. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can heal. Since May is Women’s Health Month, let’s learn more about women’s mental health issues and solutions. Continue reading “Women’s Health Month: Checking Your Mental Health is Just as Important as Your Physical Health”

Signs That You Might Need Marriage Counseling

Signs That You Might Need Marriage Counseling

Marriage is hard work. In the beginning, it’s magical, romantic, and exciting. However, as the years go by it takes a lot of effort to keep your marriage running smoothly.

Not to mention people change as they get older, and often you aren’t married to the same person you met decades earlier.

The question on the minds of many couples is when does a little adversity at home cross over into needing marital counseling? Continue reading “Signs That You Might Need Marriage Counseling”

Understanding and Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding and Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can leave many people feeling like they are constantly riding a rollercoaster of emotions. The impulsive behaviors, and inability to control your extreme reactions, can make it hard to complete programs or fit in with new groups of friends.

Approximately 4 million Americans in the US have Borderline Personality Disorder, and many have gone undiagnosed because it is a very hard mental disorder to identify. Knowing some examples of Borderline Personality Disorder can help you to identify whether or not someone you know has it.

So, what are the examples of Borderline Personality Disorder, and what should you do if you suspect you have it?

We are here to answer all those questions. Let’s learn more about the signs of Borderline Personality Disorder and get the help you need and deserve. Continue reading “Understanding and Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder”

What is the Smart Recovery Program?

What is the Smart Recovery Program?

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is an ongoing problem in our country. According to some sources, as many as 23.5 million people over the age of twelve (or possibly even more) are dependent on one of these substances in the United States today.

Sadly, only about twelve percent of them receive treatment for their addiction.

Many people continue to use for years, or even decades, and cannot break free no matter how hard they try. This is obviously detrimental to their physical health, but addiction ruins lives in many other ways as well. People suffering from addiction have difficulty keeping jobs, pursuing their dreams, and maintaining relationships with others.

Fortunately, there is help available. There are a wide variety of treatment options for people who want to get clean and sober. One option is the SMART Recovery Program. Continue reading “What is the Smart Recovery Program?”

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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