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Teen Depression Rates Among Children of Divorce

Divorce is a common occurrence in our culture and with it comes a great deal of upheaval for families. Children are the most vulnerable, and as they grow, their chances of becoming depressed increase. In fact, studies show that teen depression rates among children of divorce have a sharp increase, as compared to teens whose …

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Treatment for Eating Disorders Part 1 – The Initial Steps

Eating disorders are some of the most frequently diagnosed mental health conditions.  Although many people associate them with adolescent and young adult females, they actually impact a much greater demographic.  Eating disorder therapists and treatment facilities see a wide range of individuals, including males of various ages and backgrounds, middle-aged women, athletes, and even children. …

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Need More Work-Life Balance In Recovery? Try These Tips

Whether you’re fresh out of rehab or actively working your recovery plan, there will come a time when things seem to go out of whack and you find yourself spinning your wheels. With so much on your plate and only so many hours in the day, it’s easy to get off-kilter and become discouraged that …

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Happy Just to Be Here, Or Is There More to Life in Recovery?

  Entering recovery is both an exciting and scary experience. That is, it can be that way for many people – sometimes even at the same time. Most newly-sober individuals would probably admit to being relieved and/or grateful to be away from addiction. However, that doesn’t mean they always relish the prospect of this totally …

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Is Adderall the New Xanax? Why So Much Buzz About Adderall?

Eighty-eight percent of the world’s legal amphetamine supply is produced in US, and over-worked college students, celebrities, and sports stars seem to be taking to the drug with increasing regularity. It doesn’t seem like too long ago that Xanax was the nation’s drug of choice, but it looks like a new prescription drug has entered …

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How To Promote Good Mental Health

You likely know the importance of good mental health, but do you know how to achieve it? Whether you’re born with a predisposition to mental health issues or acquire them as a result of substance abuse, can you promote good mental health regardless? If you’re ready to begin a journey of healing, Promises can help. …

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Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Your Child

When something just doesn’t seem right with your child, your first reaction is most likely to check to see if there’s something physically wrong. But once you’ve ruled out, or taken care of, any apparent physical reason for your child behaving markedly different, you may wonder if there’s a psychological cause. While there’s usually another …

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Understanding What Loneliness Is

Are You Lonely Or Just Alone? Loneliness is having a negative perception of your social interactions. We’ve all heard the age-old adage of “I am alone, but I’m not lonely”. That speaks of self-perception and how important it is in determining how you feel about your situation. When it comes to the coronavirus outbreak, positively …

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So Much To Do With So Much Time On Your Hands

During this unprecedented time, you can make the decision to become sober for the rest of your life. It’s an exciting thought! A pandemic of this level has not occurred for more than 100 years. The last time we saw a crisis at this level was the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. Don’t look at …

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Finding Ways Of Coping With Isolation During Coronavirus

We are still in the midst of this pandemic. It is time to be resourceful and understand the best ways of coping with isolation during coronavirus. The disease has hit the northeast the hardest thus far. Though thousands of people have perished as a result of coronavirus, we know that social isolation is a part …

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