The Tragedy of the Stigma of Mental Illness

The Tragedy of the Stigma of Mental Illness

The stigma of mental illness is one of the major challenges we continue to face today. The 1999 Surgeon General highlighted shame, stigma, and discrimination as major reasons why people with mental health problems avoid seeking treatment.  According to the American...
Are You Treating Your Mental Illness?

Are You Treating Your Mental Illness?

Mental illness often goes undiagnosed and untreated. When this happens the fallout for the individual, family, friends, and neighbors can cause a ripple effect of confusion and misunderstandings. Someone with mental illness experiences excessive daily stressors and...
What is rock bottom?

What is rock bottom?

For individuals that struggle with mental health concerns, substance abuse and addictions; recovery can seem unnecessary. It’s something that people that “really need” it should take advantage of. WRONG! There are a variety of situations that warrant...
Uncovering Borderline Personality Disorder

Uncovering Borderline Personality Disorder

Uncovering Borderline Personality Disorder – More Common Than You Know There are nearly 3 million diagnosed cases of Borderline Personality Disorders each year in the United States. With that in mind, this particular personality disorder is often misdiagnosed or...

11 Tips For After a Relapse

So you or your loved one relapsed after being in a drug treatment program? Does that mean all the hard work in sobriety was a waste? No. Does that mean they immediately need to go back to treatment? Probably not. A relapse is simply a setback from a period of...