As Veteran’s Day quickly approaches, we all take the time to think about the brave men and women that risk their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for many of these brave soldiers, they have experienced extremely traumatic events that can alter the way that they perceive the world. The same can be said for our brave first responders that often have to keep a calm and cool head when faced with hugely traumatic circumstances.Continue reading “Understanding the Difference Between PTSD and CPTSD”
Unfortunately, depression afflicts millions of Americans around the country, and that list is growing all the time, particularly in young people. Another problem that many people face is that they might be unaware that they are suffering from depression at all.
So how can you tell if you are having a bad week or if it is a sign of something more? By undergoing depression screening.
Approximately 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the country.
Many people are attending meetings, checking into rehab, and getting help to remain sober. As a recovering alcoholic, however, it can feel difficult to cope with alcohol withdrawal symptoms alone.
It helps to have a game plan.
Let’s go over seven tips for coping with withdrawal symptoms. With these tips, you can maintain your sobriety and work to save your own life.
Did you know that half of all people have experienced psychologically aggressive behavior from a partner? Emotional abuse is all too common, yet it doesn’t get talked about often enough.
Though emotional abuse doesn’t leave bruises, the damage it does is every bit as painful. A partner’s emotionally abusive behavior can impact every aspect of your life, even if you’ve broken up.
However, overcoming emotional abuse is possible, no matter how difficult it may seem.
Recent statistics tell us that around 30% of driving fatalities stem from driving under the influence of alcohol.
In this light, it’s understandable that you could be in for severe consequences if you’re caught driving while impaired. The only way out is to attend therapy or rehabilitation for your crime.
These are some of the types of therapy available to help you get on the road to recovery.
Every year, countless people suffer from mental health disorders that lead them to suicide. However, it is something that we can all help to prevent in the future.
Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 8th-14th.
It is important to remember we should be looking out for others at all times of the year, not just in September. Make sure you can recognize suicidal behavior so you can help that person immediately.
What can you do to help someone who is struggling?
DUI evaluations are given to those that have been arrested for a DUI to find out if they have problems with drugs and alcohol. With the evaluation, a treatment plan can be developed, and a judge can make a reasonable sentence.
Generally, when people are charged with a DUI, their first instinct is to seek legal representation that can help them avoid severe punishment. While this is true, even the best defense attorney would likely recommend you undergo a DUI evaluation. These evaluations are typically done by an agency that the state has certified, but each state has different requirements. However, they’re all done to find out why a person wound up with a DUI, and with the goal of finding a solution. Thus, these evaluations not only help in building your case but also give the state a better idea of how to rehabilitate you instead of just sending you to prison.
So let’s delve deeper into what to expect at a DUI evaluation.
If you need to get your license reinstated, you’re not alone.
Currently, Illinois ranks sixth in the nation for the safest state to drive in. However, many drivers have unfortunately had their licenses revoked from things like reckless driving, being under the influence, or even something not vehicle-related, like failing to pay child support.
Whatever the reason for your license suspension, you have options.
From understanding what happens next, to taking the steps for getting your license back, here’s everything you need to know about suspended license reinstatement.
Do you struggle emotionally to get through the day? Are you often confronted with stressful situations that you don’t know how to deal with?
You are not alone. In the U.S., 46.4% of adults experience mental illness during their lifetime. Every year, 43.8 million people suffer from a mental disorder.
Unfortunately, only 41% of Americans with a mental disorder received professional help. The healthcare community and others are working to encourage people to seek professional counseling. By seeking psychiatric evaluations, many people can find joy in life again.
According to studies, more than 18% of adults in the US experience some form of anxiety disorder during their lifetime. These disorders range from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), phobias, to even Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Luckily, there are different treatment plans that can help those suffering to overcome some of these conditions. One of these is trauma-informed therapy.
Let’s take a closer look at what trauma-informed therapy is, and also share some key benefits of this type of therapy.