Why Does My Depression Keep Returning?

You battled depression before. You felt fatigued and had no energy to do anything, your thoughts became increasingly negative, and you struggled just to get out of bed in the morning. It was awful. Luckily, you were able to find a doctor to help you. With the help of both medical treatment and therapy, you…

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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

People can become creatures of habit. We do what feels comfortable to us, and it is easiest to stay in that comfort zone. For some people, they love the spotlight and performing, playing sports, or generally being in front of people, and that is where they are comfortable. Others may be comfortable with a specific…

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Rocking Your Choices

Let’s face it, we all make poor choices sometimes. But we also all make really good choices, too. Then there are all of those choices in between that are really “meh.” As you look at your choices, having gone through treatment for mental health or substance use issues, you may want to evaluate where your…

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What is Therapy in Treatment?

As you are looking into treatment for mental health or substance use issues, you probably have a lot of questions. For example, what is therapy in treatment? Therapy consists of talk therapy or perhaps other types of therapies that are helpful in the healing process. Your therapist is licensed and trained, and many of them specialize…

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Living with Social Anxiety

For most people, experiencing some kind of anxiety in social situations is normal. The desire to be loved and accepted by others is a shared human need. You might worry about what to wear or what to say when you are amongst people outside of your family or close friends. Most people experience a lot…

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Social Anxiety

You hear them beginning your introduction and you know that in just moments you will have to walk up to the microphone, in front of all of those people, and open your mouth and force words to come out. You are sweating profusely. Your heart is pounding. Your legs are shaking. You think you might…

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Getting back into school after having mental health and/or substance use issues can be a difficult time. However, the best part about having completed your treatment is that you have new skills and habits to help you be even more successful. You have also learned to communicate better, which includes advocating for yourself and your…

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Treatment for mental health and substance use issues can be challenging, but you finished that, and you are growing stronger every day. Maybe you are even ready to tackle some new challenges, or to pick up some of the pieces where you left off before your treatment. One of the areas that can help you…

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Now that you have found your mental health through your hard work in treatment and beyond, you are going to want to guard your mental health like a dragon would guard its treasure. Because your mental health is so crucial to every aspect of your life, including your physical health, your relationships with others, your…

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