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Women’s Mental Health

Friday, May 13, 2022

As women, our experiences with mental health are often different than men’s. We commonly have symptoms and risk factors that are unique and contribute to the development of a mental illness. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to emphasize the specific effect mental health disorders have...

How to Heal a Mother-Daughter Relationship

Friday, May 6, 2022

Ideally, parents and children would have healthy, respectful and mutually beneficial interactions, but reality doesn’t always align with those perfect expectations. Many relationships are so toxic that they eventually lead to estrangement – an issue that often results from a parent failing to be supportive or respect their adult...

Where Does Arizona’s Fentanyl Come From?

Friday, April 29, 2022

Wherever you stand in border-security controversies, Arizona’s most dangerous Mexican “import” is illegal fentanyl, manufactured south of the border and smuggled into the United States. Opioid Addiction: The Other Pandemic The first wave of today’s opioid epidemic began in the 1990s, driven by indiscriminate prescription and careless use of medical painkillers....

Acute Stress Disorder vs. PTSD

Friday, April 22, 2022

Many women experience at least one traumatic event during their lifetimes, which can have long-lasting effects on their well-being. Trauma can also trigger the development of mental illnesses, including acute stress disorder and PTSD. If you’re living with the aftermath of a traumatic event, learning more about these two conditions can equip...

Examples of Chronic Stress Faced by Women

Friday, April 15, 2022

Adults of all gender identities encounter similar stressors, like financial issues, career pressure and worries about their health. However, women are more likely to experience stress resulting from cultural norms that force them into various roles they may be unwilling or unprepared to take. For instance, you may do...

Meth-Induced Psychosis

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Methamphetamine, or “meth,” is a synthetic stimulant—similar to the amphetamine component of ADHD medications, but faster-acting. Many people take meth illicitly for its euphoric effect, or in attempts to boost confidence or mitigate depression, unaware of the dangers of meth-induced psychosis and other side effects. Meth and other amphetamine-type...

Dating an Addict in Early Recovery

Friday, March 25, 2022

Any new relationship brings unique challenges, but dating someone in the fraught stages of early recovery can be especially tricky. If you’re dating someone healing from addiction, you’ll need to understand how the disease can affect your relationship and equip yourself with the tools for supporting your partner. What to...

Emotional Abuse Is Domestic Violence

Friday, March 18, 2022

Emotional abuse happens when someone tries to control you by bullying you, making unreasonable demands or causing you to question your reality. While this form of abuse can take many forms, the ultimate goal is to discredit you and undermine your self-esteem. Recognizing Emotional Abuse One of the most insidious things...

Breaking the Trauma Cycle

Friday, March 11, 2022

While researchers once thought genetics was the most significant influence on a developing personality, we now know the environmental factors surrounding you in childhood also considerably affect your experiences and decisions as an adult. If you grew up in a traumatic environment, you might be at risk of passing...

The Benefits of Long-Term Addiction Treatment

Friday, February 25, 2022

The modern world’s many conveniences have created an instant-gratification mindset, but in many cases, a more measured approach provides better results. Self-improvement – like learning a new skill or training to reach a fitness goal – takes time and effort. Similarly, addiction recovery can’t happen overnight. Here are the...

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