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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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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