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What Is Domestic Violence?

Friday, October 22, 2021

Domestic violence, also called intimate partner abuse, is any unhealthy behavioral pattern used by one partner in a relationship to intimidate, control, humiliate or manipulate the other. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. October is National Domestic...

Raising Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Friday, October 15, 2021

Every year, the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child devastates families across the U.S. However, these families often lack the support or resources they need to work through their grief, and many bereaved people may feel uncomfortable openly discussing their experiences.   October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: How Women Experience OCD

Friday, October 8, 2021

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health issue characterized by intrusive thoughts that cause irrational or uncontrollable behaviors. Research indicates that worldwide, women are more likely to struggle with OCD than men. As we prepare to observe International OCD Awareness Week Oct. 10-16, here’s what you should know about this...

How Adverse Childhood Events Affect Your Future

Friday, September 24, 2021

The journey from childhood to adulthood brings many challenges for everyone, but experiencing an adverse childhood event can cause children to grow up into troubled, traumatized adults. What constitutes an ACE, and how can lingering trauma from your early years continue to nag at you long into adulthood? What Is...

Self-Medicating Social Anxiety

Friday, September 17, 2021

Anxiety is an instinctive response to life’s stressful or challenging events. Having a built-in response to perceived threats is one of your body’s many survival mechanisms, but what happens when the dread you experience is out of proportion to the occasion, or doesn’t go away once the supposed danger...

Suicide and Addiction

Friday, September 10, 2021

You might have trouble imagining what could make someone reach a point that they would wish to end their life. However, so-called “deaths of despair” have been on the rise in the U.S., exacerbated by factors such as economic hardship and the COVID-19 pandemic. In observation of World Suicide...

National Recovery Month

Friday, September 3, 2021

Every September is National Recovery Month –‌ an observation of recovery in all its forms, and the providers, practices and principles that make it possible. Whether you are working on sustaining lifelong sobriety or are looking for a treatment program to help you accomplish your goals, this month represents...

PMDD and Addiction in Women

Friday, August 27, 2021

Shortly before your period starts, you may experience an array of symptoms such as bloating, headaches, tender breasts and mood swings. The collective name for these monthly symptoms is premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Up to 90% of women experience some degree of PMS, though it is typically mild. However,...

Narcissistic Victim Syndrome: PTSD From Narcissistic Abuse

Friday, August 20, 2021

If you’ve ever had a narcissist in your life, you may have lasting psychological trauma from dealing with their unrealistic demands, manipulative tactics, gaslighting and other abusive behavior. Narcissistic abuse can be insidious, slowly eroding your mental health and self-esteem before you even realize what is happening. Fully healing...

How to Deal With an Enabler

Friday, August 13, 2021

Being in substance abuse recovery will require you to change many aspects of your life, especially your relationships. Sometimes, you may need to redefine a friendship or romantic partnership in a way that best benefits your sobriety. Other times, you’ll need to walk away from people who do not...

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