Self-Care Tips That Were Vital To My Recovery | Guest Post by Jack Agaston

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There are many factors that go into successful recovery. People that have overcome their addictions will tell you a myriad of different ways to get and remain sober. There is not a one size fits all solution to recovery and everyone needs to find a program that works for them. After many years of attempting […]

How My Chronic Pain and Mental Illness Play off Each Other | Guest Post by Kate Harveston

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Think back to the worst pain you ever experienced. Maybe you had a bout of pneumonia. Perhaps an overzealous goalie broke your tibia with an ill-placed field hockey stick. Recall your mental state. You probably felt considerable anguish. Now, imagine living with that pain — only every day of your life. You don’t get to take […]

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Healed Me When No Other Treatments Worked* | Guest Post by Amelia Sharp

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TMS was approved by the FDA for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in 2008, yet it is still a relatively unknown and underutilized technology. Its success rate is phenomenal and it has almost zero risk or side effects. Historically, antidepressants and psychotherapy have been the ‘go-to’ interventions for treating depression, which affects approximately 15-20% […]

Surviving Your First Sober Holiday | Guest Post by Daniel Wittler

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Entering recovery means you’re going to inevitably run into a lot of difficult ‘firsts’. One of the most difficult may be entering your first winter holiday season. We are talking about Thanksgiving, Christmas (or any other holiday you celebrate at this time) and New Year’s Eve. It’s a time when there is lots of celebration […]

Physical Fitness to Fight Depression and Anxiety | Guest Post by Jane Sandwood

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Exercise is an efficient and natural way to treat and fight depression, and in some people, it is even as effective as antidepressants. A person’s level of physical fitness may play a part in preventing symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is believed that engaging in high levels of physical activity may enhance levels of well-being, preventing mental […]

The Long-Term Effects That Stress & Anxiety Can Have on Your Body | Guest Post by Shane McCarthy

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Stress and anxiety, in the short term, can have strange effects on both the body and mind. They can make us feel concerned, fearful, estranged, loathsome, and paranoid. Physically, they can lead us to feel fatigued, wired, tense, and in pain. The way they affect us depends on the person and the levels at which […]

Mental Health Effects of Social Media on Students | Guest Post by Martina Merashi

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The internet contains lots of information and can be useful to students in many ways. However, when students spend lots of time online unsupervised, this not only exposes them to risks such as cyber-bullying, sexual exploitation, and cyber-stalking but also can negatively affect their mental health. Check out the reasons why social media is bad for […]

Cutting-Edge Approaches to Addiction Treatment Arise In Southern California | Guest Post by Amelia Sharp

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Meta: Contemporary therapies for helping those with substance abuse issues are in high demand. While the number of people currently addicted to drugs in the United States soars, emerging research is supporting new ways to help lead addicts to sustained recovery. For years, treatment approaches within American rehabs have remained constant. Luckily, scientific advancements are […]

Physical Fitness Transformed My Mental Health | Guest Post By Cassidy Webb

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Over the last few years since being diagnosed with depression, I’ve been on a journey to find ways to boost my mental health. One of the biggest obstacles standing in my way of being happy and finding self-love has been my weight. I had been slightly overweight as a teenager, but my own perception blew […]

How A Clean, Tidy Living Space Can Help Boost Your Mental Health | Guest Post by Jane Sandwood

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“On the macro level, there is an attachment to our place, but on the micro level, it’s our possessions that we identify with,” says Joseph Ferrari, Professor of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago. In a 2016 study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, Ferrari and associates found that clutter has a big impact on mental […]