Non-12 Step Programs

A Breakdown of 12 Step and Non-12 Step Programs

Perhaps the most well-known form of addiction and mental health treatment is the 12 step program. However, many people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction don’t really understand what 12 step programs are really about before they begin recovery. Often, individuals have or are exposed to many conflicting views and opinions. It may seem that…

Ptsd Treatment

Treatment for Complex PTSD

Most people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but fewer are familiar with complex PTSD or C-PTSD. Complex PTSD is caused by chronic or prolonged trauma. Individuals with C-PTSD have the core symptoms of PTSD – re-experiencing, hyperarousal, and avoidance – along with other symptoms. PTSD was first recognized as a condition affecting soldiers,…

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Quality Treatment for Manic Depression

Manic depression is the former term for bipolar disorder. The change was made in 1980 in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the industry standard for diagnosing mental health disorders. Manic depression was initially used to refer to any mental illnesses centered on mood or emotional problems. The…

Inclusive Rehab Center

Inclusive Rehab Center for the LGBTQ+ Community

Rates of substance abuse, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders are disproportionately higher among people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum than in other sectors of society. Studies show that those who identify as LGBTQ+ are twice as likely as heterosexual or cisgender adults to experience substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Despite growing acceptance, individuals…

Symptoms of Anxiety

The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Studies show that millions of American adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point, making them the most pervasive of all mental health disorders. We all experience feelings of anxiety, fear, and worry from time to time. For example, you might have anxiety over a medical appointment or worry about paying a bill on…

Symptoms of Depression

The Physical Symptoms of Depression

Major depression is a severe mental health disorder marked by a perpetual depressed mood, diminished interest in activities, and impaired daily functioning. Treating depression involves a combination of psychotherapy and medications. Most people are aware of the emotional symptoms of depression, but depression has physical symptoms as well. Many people, including doctors, often miss the…

people in family therapy program

How Family Therapy Can Improve Relationships

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy aimed at helping family members resolve conflict, improve communication, and better their overall relationships by identifying and addressing emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems. Addiction is considered a family disease because of the devastating effects substance abuse has on family and friends. Experts agree that family members play a…

boy who almost committed suicide being talked to by a friend

Recognizing Suicide Prevention Day in September

September 10th has been recognized annually since 2003 as World Suicide Prevention Day. Founded by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) with endorsement from the World Health Organization (WHO), the main goal of this initiative is to promote worldwide awareness and action to prevent suicide. There is a strong connection between mental health disorders…

Woman in need of Dialectical behavioral therapy

BPD and Relationship Issues

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental health disorder that affects over four million Americans. Individuals with borderline personality disorder have difficulty managing their emotions and behaviors, which leads to significant impairment in their daily functioning. Maintaining healthy relationships is difficult for those with BPD. Luckily, BPD seems to improve with age and is…

man with schizoaffective disorder

Getting a Schizoaffective Disorder Diagnosis

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms and mood disorder symptoms. Schizoaffective disorder is divided into two categories based on the type of mood disorder involved: bipolar disorder type and depressive type. There is no cure for schizoaffective disorder, but individuals can learn to manage their symptoms and…