Issues de Jour

Recovery and St. Patrick’s Day

by See Original Link • March 16, 2018

Most often, when people in recovery from alcohol and drug dependence think about getting through the Holidays and staying sober, they think about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. These Holidays are sometimes referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of relapse. March 17th is often forgotten in the mix of holidays, despite its association with pubs, drinking, and… Read More »

The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

by See Original Link • March 6, 2018

I hear comments all the time: “My place is so perfect. I’m so OCD.” “No, it has to be neat and clean. I’m so OCD.” “You should see how I organized my Star Wars collection. I’m so OCD.” I was born with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I struggled throughout my childhood, through multiple high schools and… Read More »

Why Don’t More Olympians Talk About Mental Illness?

by See Original Link • February 13, 2018

Many Olympians have talked about various health issues they’ve overcome, but so few have opened up about living with a mental health condition. This is surprising due to the immense mental component of being an Olympic athlete. Many Olympians have commented that the mental aspect of the game far exceeds the physical. So, coping with symptoms of… Read More »

Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

by See Original Link • December 15, 2017

(Check out this short compilation of baby goats! Mental illness can be isolating, making the companionship of pets even more precious. Any pet owner will tell you that their animal companions comfort and sustain them when life gets rough. This may be especially true for people with serious mental illness, a study finds. When people… Read More »

Navigating the Holidays

by See Original Link • November 21, 2017

The holidays can be stressful for someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. We get it. A lot happens this time of year—extra family time, busy schedules, social gatherings—and most of it centers on food. To help you prepare for the upcoming holidays, our staff has come up with some tips and words of… Read More »

Holiday Drinking: What Is Normal?

by See Original Link • November 17, 2017

I recently read an interesting article about a Caron Treatment Centers study titled “Many Americans Oblivious to What High-Risk Drinking Looks Like.” Dr. Harris Stratyner was quoted as saying “Alcohol is still the number one cause of damaging behavior at holiday celebrations throughout the U.S”. The information in this article got me thinking… are the holidays a time and… Read More »

14 Tweets From Parents About Halloween That Will Make You Laugh Your Butt Off

by See Original Link • October 31, 2017

“Treat or Treat!!” 1. Twitter: @Six_Pack_Mom 2. Twitter: @FatherWithTwins 3. Twitter: @ReaganGomez 4. Twitter: @PetrickSara 5. Twitter: @Cheeseboy22 6. Twitter: @WalkingOutside 7. Twitter: @XplodingUnicorn 8. Twitter: @simoncholland 9. Twitter: @MattWalshBlog 10. Twitter: @mommy_cusses 11. Twitter: @WalkingOutside 12. Twitter: @OBfromNJ 13. Twitter: @drinksmcgee 14. Twitter: @sarcasticmommy4 By Krista Torres

Go Take A Hike (And Get Some Vitamin D)

by See Original Link • October 24, 2017

Do you ever feel less energized, motivated or happy during the winter months? If you do, you aren’t the only one. Many people’s moods and feelings are affected by the amount of sunshine and vitamin D they receive. “Some studies suggest an association between low vitamin D levels in the blood and various mood disorders,… Read More »

Less Sunlight Means More Blues For Some

by See Original Link • September 15, 2017

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that recurs regularly at certain times of the year, usually beginning in late fall or winter and lasting into spring. While the reported incidence of SAD in the general population is four to 10 percent, some studies suggest that up to 20 percent of people in… Read More »

The Importance Of Maintaining Mental Health In College

by See Original Link • September 5, 2017

Did you know that colleges and universities are more aware of college students’ mental health needs now than ever before? Thanks to current research findings, they are doing a much better job understanding the link between mental health and academic success. The American College Health Association informs colleges (and all of us) that mental health needs… Read More »