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6 Reasons Men Keep Their Depression a Secret

In U.S. culture and around the world, men are taught to hide real feelings and suppress emotions deep down inside, which is one of the major reasons depression in men is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Men are less likely than women to ask for help when it comes to depression. Many don’t even realize there’s a …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

If you’re working towards addiction recovery, you know that roadblocks and challenges can make sustainable sobriety difficult. One of the biggest roadblocks is what’s known as dual diagnosis: when a mental health concern and substance use disorder co-exist. Knowing what dual diagnosis is and what to do when you or someone you love has it …

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The Connection Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Up to two-thirds of people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an addiction as a co-occurring disorder. The connection between PTSD and substance abuse is well-known in the mental health community. In fact, people struggling with PTSD are four times more likely to develop addictions than peers without mental health problems. If you or …

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Depression is a mental health issue that can disrupt a person’s life in all ways. You might wonder: is my loved one struggling with depression? Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if someone is going through a tough time or is dealing with depression. If you feel that you or a loved one is …

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The Connection Between Depression and Addiction

No one can deny the connection between depression and addiction. However, the correlation between the two is not always linear. Whether you or someone you care about struggles with depression or addiction, understanding how the two are connected is essential to finding the best treatment possible for improved mental health and quality of life. For …

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An Explanation of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When people consider getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, there are often other issues at work. For example, many people struggling with mental health problems abuse addictive substances. If your case is like this, rehab specialists must give you an explanation of dual diagnosis treatment when you come to them for professional help …

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The Connection Between Anger and Trauma

Victims of trauma experience severe violations of personal boundaries. Consequently, persistent anger and anger management problems are common characteristics of individuals who have experienced traumatic events. This is true for survivors of abuse as well as for survivors of other types of adverse incidents. If a loss occurs, anger as a stage of grieving is …

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Anxiety Statistics on College Campuses

In recent years, anxiety has replaced depression as the No. 1 mental health concern for college students. Anxiety statistics tell a tale of anxiety symptoms running rampant on campus, as students must deal with academic pressures and life challenges that are stretching them to the breaking point. If your child is currently in college or …

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Nurture Your Recovery With Nature

As a result of the first Earth Day in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed. Earth Day also raised a conversation about the importance of sustainability of our ecosystems and being good stewards of the planet. But as we seek the most …

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Dealing with Anxiety in High School

Some anxiety is normal and healthy. A normal dose of worry or anxiety can help us to deal with stressful situations, like studying for an exam. However, when teens have anxiety in high school, they may find it more difficult to face such scenarios and become consumed by them. Anxiety in high school has its …

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