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The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

According to The National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), social anxiety is anxiety triggered either by anticipation of a social situation, or following a social situation. The core of social anxiety is the fear of judgment… Read More


Recommendations for Describing Mental Health Disorders: People With Common Mental Health Disorders Help to Change the Language Surrounding Their Diagnosis

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

In July 2019, a researcher and the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborated to conduct the first study seeking input from people with common mental health disorders. They asked these individuals to weigh in on how the… Read More


5 Misconceptions About Meditation and Recovery

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Meditation is now a part of many addiction treatment programs and many therapists use it as part of treatment. For example, dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a therapeutic method first developed to treat borderline personality… Read More


Psychiatric Patients Report Higher Opioid Use Than Previous Years

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In a recent study, the University of Waterloo found that opioid use among patients within psychiatric hospitals is an issue that needs addressing. Mental illness, substance use, and pain all contribute to the higher measures of… Read More


What Are Dissociative Disorders?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Dissociation takes place when an individual experiences a sense of being detached from their mind, body, or both. This manifests as a disruption of memory, identity, awareness, or perception. Examples include not recognizing one’s memories, actions,… Read More


Moving Past Shame While Healing in Recovery

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor, defines shame as: “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.” Shame is a sincerely powerful emotion that can haunt… Read More


How to Tell if You Are Involved With a Narcissist

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Are you in a relationship in which you feel like you’re the only one who’s making a real effort? Or maybe you feel as if boundaries are blurred or even ignored? These are just a couple… Read More


Pregnant Women who Abuse Opioids put Their Unborn Children at Significant Risk

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Would you believe that there already exist victims of the opioid epidemic who haven’t even been born yet? If that sounds like a science fiction plot, it’s not.  Sadly, a new study shows that the consequences… Read More


Losing Support From Loved Ones

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Recovery is an incredibly courageous journey, and you simply can’t continue on without people around you to support you. As human beings, we fundamentally rely on social interactions because we crave social connections and feeling as… Read More


How Can I Develop a More Positive Body Image?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

It should come as no surprise that social media impacts the way we feel about our bodies. One glance at Instagram and it’s easy to conclude that everyone is more fit, tan, and good-looking than we… Read More


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