A woman pulls her friend towards the 5 healthy lifestyle habits to support lifelong recovery

5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Support Lifelong Recovery

Overcoming alcoholism, illicit or prescription drug abuse, overeating, workaholism, and other process addictions are tough in many respects. Not only is going through detox to clear out toxic substances difficult to go through, but there’s also the issue of learning about addiction, coping measures, getting involved with 12-step self-help groups or alternatives, and beginning the…

A mother and daughter talk about 10 signs you need mental health treatment

10 Signs You May Need Mental Health Treatment

As human beings, we’re all unique in so many wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) ways.  Each of us has particular idiosyncrasies and foibles that make us endearing to some and annoying to others.  But if something is “unique”, does that also mean it’s “abnormal”?  After all, “normal” is one of the most subjective words…

A man talks to a friend about things to consider when choosing a mental health professional

Things to Consider when Choosing a Mental Health Professional

It’s not uncommon to need mental health treatment at some point in life.  Perhaps you’ve experienced a trauma, been feeling unusually sad or anxious, or are experiencing marital problems.  Maybe you’re battling an addiction that you can’t seem to kick or feel completely overwhelmed and stressed out.  Or maybe, your future feels so bleak that…

grandparents raising grandchildren struggle with depression

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Struggle With Depression

According to data from the U.S. Census, nearly 2.5 million grandparents in this country are raising their grandchildren as primary caregivers. Even more grandparents are living with and taking at least partial responsibility for the raising of their grandchildren. Having grandchildren is a joy for most people; to see the next generation and to be…

A man stares at a bowl of tomatoes and wonders how is impulsive behavior linked to eating disorders

How Is Impulsive Behavior Linked to Eating Disorders?

Impulsive behavior (also known as impulsivity) is the general term for a group of behaviors that occur with little or no planning or personal reflection. Doctors and mental health professionals can measure the tendency toward participation in these behaviors in several ways. Current research indicates that impulsive tendencies can play a significant role in the…