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What Contributes to Negative Body Image?

Your body image has nothing to do with your physical form. It is entirely dependent on your own perception. Essentially, body image is defined by the ways you think and feel about your physical form. Let’s look at what contributes to negative body image. What Contributes to Negative Body Image? In some cases, a negative […]     Read More >>

Helping a Partner with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental health condition that affects 2.5-4% of the adult population. Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity was only added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980. That means there is a strong possibility that an even larger percentage of the adult population has undiagnosed […]     Read More >>

What Kind of Therapy Is Right for Me?

Therapy is a personal experience. You may associate therapy with the treatment of mental illness or addiction, but therapy is actually useful for most people. The obstacles and challenges we face every day can be difficult to tackle alone, and therapy can help to reduce that burden. Unfortunately, therapy is still something that our society […]     Read More >>

Understanding Shame When Recovering from Substance Use Disorders

Shame and Substance Use Disorders often go hand in hand. For many addicts, substance use disorders begin as a form of self-medication in response to trauma or mental illness. Drugs and alcohol are used as a hiatus from reality, a temporary release from the pain they suffer. Unfortunately, substance use disorders have a way of […]     Read More >>

Dealing with Social Anxiety After Quarantine

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives. We continue to struggle to keep case numbers and the mortality rate under control. Fortunately, we have seen some progress thanks to vaccination efforts and improvements in treatment. Both are allowing people to return to something resembling normalcy within small friend groups and family units, but […]     Read More >>

Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

It is an established fact that poor sleep patterns can and do contribute to worsening mental health conditions. Although we still don’t fully understand the role that sleep plays in our lives, all of the evidence suggests that our biological systems require regular, restful sleep to continue functioning properly. Let’s look at the importance of […]     Read More >>

Why Do I Pull Out My Hair?

Everyone deals with stress in their own way. Some coping mechanisms are considered healthy and can be helpful for lowering daily stress levels. However, other coping mechanisms are capable of causing more harm than the initial stress. Pulling out your own hair is one example of a harmful coping mechanism in response to stress. So […]     Read More >>

How Social Media Affects Body Image

At its best social media allows a global community of users to share ideas as well as their daily lives. Unfortunately, the same apps that have formed the basis for social movements are also known for promoting content that negatively affects user’s sense of self-worth. The most notable example of this is the growing expanse […]     Read More >>

How Coming Out Can Be a Cycle

Queer rights organizations have made significant strides in recent decades. Their hard work and sacrifices have made it easier than ever before to come out in the United States. Unfortunately, being easier doesn’t mean it’s easy. True, there now is widespread acceptance of the queer community. Still, several vocal minority groups can make it anywhere […]     Read More >>

Helping a Loved One Who Is Suffers with Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders is destructive disease. It wreaks havoc on the physical body while simultaneously eroding relationships and warping the affected person’s mental state. Watching someone you love suffer through that experience can feel like an impossible burden to bear at times, but the truth is that no one can beat substance use disorders alone. […]     Read More >>