Before you attended treatment, lonely was your middle name. You felt alone all the time and without friends. But now you know how important having friends can be. And you have gained skills that will help you make friends, create a whole network of friends. From now on, you do not need to be lonely.…

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Choosing a career at any age can be very stressful. You want something that you enjoy, and that is rewarding, fulfilling, and will help you meet your financial goals. But how do you know that any of that will work out? Especially now, at this age? How do you know that what your interests are…

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Imagine that you had an app on your phone that helped you to manage everything else in your life. You used it when you first got your phone, but then you slowly used it less and less, and eventually forgot about it. How amazing would it be to discover it again and have it to…

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Imagine walking on a tightrope between two skyscrapers, and the tightrope is as thin as a hair. There is no net, only the streets, dozens of stories below. Now imagine that your tiny rope is slippery, and it is all you can do to keep your balance at all. This analogy is what it can…

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Struggling with mental health and substance abuse is difficult at any age, in any situation. For you, it started young. Also, for you, you got treatment while you were young. Still, it has been a long and very tough road up until now, and as you are putting the pieces of your life back together,…

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Fashion trends come and go, they last for a while, then go out of style. Eventually, the trends will make a comeback. But there is one trend that was never fashionable and should never make a comeback into your life, which is body shaming. Body Shaming is So Last Year Do you know when you…

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Life is always a balancing act. We need to make time for school or work, family, sleep, plus whatever other interests we might have. Technology makes finding balance a little more challenging. We can use technology in nearly every facet of our lives, but too much technology can be harmful. So as with everything else…

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In treatment, we talked about how to be mentally healthy. You learned more about yourself, about your mental health, and most importantly, you learned new skills to help you take control of your life and especially your mental health. Now you have been able to put your newly learned skills into practice, too. But the…

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No one is perfect. We are all human beings, and part of being human is learning from our mistakes. Since you are striving for mental health, you know what it takes to fall and get back up again. Some people may think that going through treatment means that you have to be perfect, or else…

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As you probably know all too well, depression can sneak up on you and before you know it, you are struggling to keep your head above water. It can feel like you were just standing on solid ground. And, maybe you were. Because depression is often a slow and steady progression, it is harder to…

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