CARE Resources

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 »

The Power Of Pet Therapy

by See Original Link • November 14, 2017

I remember when I was seven, my Great-Uncle Benji said to my parents, “Allison needs a dog.” It was at that time, my life changed. I was a very quiet, reserved kid, but dogs brought me out of my shell. They were with me during good times, painful times and major life events—and loved me… Read More »

PTSD And Trauma: Not Just For Veterans

by See Original Link • November 10, 2017

When we think about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s typically in the context of active duty service members and veterans—for good reason. Dangerous and potentially traumatic situations are common occurrences in the context of military service. However, it’s important to note that PTSD is not exclusive to this type of trauma. In the U.S., about eight… Read More »

Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving

by See Original Link • November 7, 2017

Mental illness has deeply impacted my life. I have experienced the flooding of anxiety and the drowning of depression. I have waged, and won, several battles with postpartum depression and been through loss and grief. I know how painful it can be to find oneself in the throes of mental illness and how helpless it… Read More »

Opening Up To Others About Your Mental Health

by See Original Link • November 3, 2017

Have you ever had a conversation with someone that tempted you to open up about something incredibly personal, but you hesitated due to the fear of that person’s reaction? Were you worried that telling them would alter their perception of you? Many people experience this feeling as they attempt to determine whether or not to… 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

10 Soothing Self-Care Tips Straight From Therapists

by See Original Link • October 26, 2017

Therapists spend so much time helping other people with their mental health, it kind of begs the question: how do they look after their own? Like, on the one hand, they’re obviously well-equipped with the mental health know-how to look after themselves, but on the other, spending all day sitting with people and their mental health… Read More »

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 »

“All The Bright Places” Shines A Light On Love & Loss

by See Original Link • October 21, 2017

“‘Oh, there he goes again, in one of his moods. Moody Finch. Angry Finch. Unpredictable Finch. Crazy Finch.’ But I’m not a compilation of symptoms. Not a casualty of bad parents and an even worse chemical makeup. Not a problem. Not a diagnosis. Not an illness. Not something to be rescued. I’m a person.” This… Read More »

Don’t Get Crushed by Anxiety

by See Original Link • October 17, 2017

Have you ever felt hesitant about approaching someone you met eyes with? Or felt nervous talking to someone you’re interested in? Or felt a knot in your stomach while finding the courage to ask someone on a date? Most likely, you’ve experienced at least one—or maybe all—of these feelings, because anxiety and dating are a… Read More »