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Addiction / Mental Health / Wellness

Why You Need a Support System During Recovery

Support is Crucial All mental health practitioners agree that a trusted support system is necessary when recovering from addiction. Studies show that peer support groups, mentors, and inpatient and outpatient recovery centers can help prevent relapse. It is also important that the people in your intimate circle (family, your significant other, trusted confidants) know about … Continue reading

Depression / Mental Health / Suicide / Suicide Ideation / Wellness

Finding Help for Major Depressive Disorder

Some of the most challenging relationships we have are with family members. We are bound to them in ways that are difficult to escape. Due to these relationships, the long holiday season may have exacerbated your depression symptoms. Or you may find your depression growing during winter for other reasons. However, being aware of major … Continue reading

Depression / Eating Disorders / Mental Health / Wellness

Continued Healing After Eating Disorder Treatment

An eating disorder is when a person possesses dangerously unhealthy eating behaviors, which puts their health and safety at risk in the short and long-term. When a person has an eating disorder, they have un unrealistic and incorrect view of their weight, looks, and health. Their perspective affects both the mind and body in life-threatening … Continue reading

Mental Health / Wellness

The Benefits of Family Therapy

There are many different types of therapists, however, all licensed and practicing mental health professionals are trained and supervised to provide the highest form of care for their clients. For conflicts within a family unit, it may help if your therapist has experience conducting group sessions. They should also be able to successfully moderate the … Continue reading

Anxiety / Boundaries / Depression / Mental Health / Wellness

Writing Honestly

As a daily practice in my own life, journaling helps me immensely. Disciplined journaling can provide clarity, healing, and strength. Recently, I wrote an article for Germ Magazine, about the power of writing honestly. While therapy was the catalyst for my healing, writing has helped me sustain it. I hope it does the same for you. … Continue reading

Addiction / Anxiety / Mental Health / Wellness

Anxiety and Addiction

“Anxiety disorders afflict more Americans than any other type of mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 18 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.” Maryland Recovery Anxiety is a spectrum disorder. It has triggers and situational factors that differ for each person. For people … Continue reading

Agoraphobia / Anxiety / Mental Health

Let’s Talk about Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety (SAD)  Social anxiety is a mental health disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it is rooted in the “persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and feeling embarrassed or humiliated by their actions.” Symptoms can be mild to severe with a wide variety of triggers … Continue reading

Mental Health

Losing Your Partner to Social Media

Originally posted on MakeItUltra™:
Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ~Hermann Hesse 1. Relationships are being redefined as quantity is better The nature of a relationship is rapidly being redefined. It seems we are distancing ourselves further from true…