We often carry the burden of mental health or substance use alone. You may have isolated for so long that you don’t know where to begin when you’re told to build a support network. It feels hard to trust people with knowledge of your struggles and connecting to others feels new and scary. But a…

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If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, it must be taken seriously. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 immediately. The current generation is more willing than any before to take on and talk about taboo subjects, going as far as making jokes or sarcastic expressions out of certain subjects.…

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If you are in your teens and the topic of going to treatment has come up, whether you thought it might be time or someone suggested (perhaps even insisted) that it’s time, of course you’re wondering if you’re too young. Maybe you see treatment as a last resort for adults that have really made a…

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Screen time is a constant in the lives of many and because of the amount of time we devote to scrolling, there is a new focus on how much screen time adolescents use each day. Research is showing a sharp increase in everything from sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and even suicide rates that parallels a…

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Have you ever sat in a crowded cafeteria alone during lunch and watched the people around you? It seems as if everyone has a friend, several friends, a group of friends even. They’re talking, texting, on social media. Maybe you’re sitting alone because you simply don’t connect to others your age, maybe you get anxious…

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You’re in class and like most days you feel lost, unable to hang onto the lesson but when you look around your classmates all seem to be understanding. School is a constant struggle for you, no matter how many hours you study. You try to ask questions but often the answers leave you feeling more…

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There’s this thing called DBT, it means Dialectical Behavior Therapy. You have been told that it is really great for both mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and substance use. When you get treatment for your mental health, hopefully the facility you choose will use DBT, it is one of the best treatments for…

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When you are depressed, the world slowly fades into the darkness, and there is only you. You and loneliness, darkness, worthlessness. Everything becomes a chore, even basic things like eating and sleeping don’t matter. Your mind is telling you that you don’t matter, that people would be better off without you. In this moment, you…

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You know you suffer from depression, you know that you also use substances. But did you know that there is a name for this? When you have a mood disorder or other mental health issue and you have a Substance Use Disorder, or SUD, then you have what is called a co-occurring disorder. More Than…

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There is music all around you. In stores, elevators, movie soundtracks, video games, and more. The music is playing, but often you don’t hear it. Your mind does, but you don’t pay attention. Sometimes, you even listen to your own playlists or music services without really knowing what you are listening to. Music can impact…

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