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Self-Conscious Emotions: The Role of Shame and Guilt in Trauma

Even though the events surrounding your trauma may have happened a long time ago, the emotions are probably still very raw. You can’t help but feel self-conscious about the shame and guilt you feel. These emotions can be a real burden, especially if you

Nov 21st, 2019
5 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays Sober

It’s not easy being sober during the holidays. For many, “Holiday Cheer” means drinking. Either it’s a glass of wine at dinner, a beer while watching the big game, or champagne at New Year’s. This landscape makes it challenging if you are in recovery.

Nov 19th, 2019
Does EMDR Really Work for Trauma Symptoms? – 3 Major Benefits

It’s unfortunate that so many military personnel struggle with PTSD and trauma related to their service. At the same time, unlike in other times of our nation’s history, there is more understanding and support than ever for veterans who have experienced

Nov 11th, 2019
A Daily Struggle—Does Depression Ever Truly Go Away?

Coping with depression can be a daily struggle, even if it’s just getting out of bed in the morning. It can seem as if the symptoms will never go away and you may question whether you will ever feel like your regular self again. The answer to the questio

Mar 26th, 2018
More Than Poor Decision Making? – How Addiction Can Happen

Addiction is more than simply making a single poor decision. Nobody wakes up one day and decides that they are going to become addicted to substance abuse. Instead, this disease is often rooted in deep-seated issues that you may not even realize you are s

Mar 12th, 2018
The Science of Addiction: Is Addiction Really a Disease?

Understanding the science of addiction has expanded greatly, yet we still find ourselves struggling with questions about some of the aspects of addiction. First and foremost perhaps, is addiction really a disease? Let’s analyze the matter.

Feb 12th, 2018
Understanding PTSD, Trauma, and Depression

When dealing with PTSD, it is important to recognize that it is a combination of factors. These include trauma and depression. Combined, these conditions can have a devastating effect on people who are really hurting and need help. Consider the connecti

Feb 5th, 2018
Adult vs. Teenage Depression Facts: How Different Are the Signs?

Both adults and teenagers are susceptible to depression. Even though there are similarities between the two, there are also distinct differences. Knowing teenage depression facts can help you, as a parent, better understand how depression may affect your

Feb 3rd, 2018
5 Tips to Help Tackle New Year’s Resolutions

Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions that people make each year include eating healthy, losing weight, quitting smoking and going to the gym. Unfortunately, the majority of people will lose interest or determination and do not meet those goals.

Dec 26th, 2017
5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction During the Holidays

Have you ever attended a holiday gathering and noticed that one friend or family member who might be enjoying the egg nog a bit more than everyone else? Perhaps, they are putting a little too much effort into the “drink” in “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”, and

Dec 18th, 2017
Help for Addiction: What You Can and Can’t Do for Your Loved One

Addiction is a terrible disease that can tear families apart. Are you worried about your loved one and think they need help for addiction issues? Of course, you want to help, but it is important to know what you can and can’t do for your loved one when i

Nov 16th, 2017
Healthy Tips For Dealing With Addiction

Addiction is something that has been rampaging through the country lately. You or someone you love has probably been touched by addiction. With the opioid addiction reaching new heights across the country, it is important to know when to seek help.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Depression Myths Debunked

Depression has many myths centered around it. Some people think that depression is hereditary. Others think depression can be caught due to sadness. In today’s blog, we will be covering the myths of depression and how you can fight them. As a counseling ce

Oct 9th, 2017
What To Know About Depression – Part Two

In What To Know About Depression – Part One, we went over the different types of depression as well as the intricacies of what this illness is. In today’s blog, we will be expanding on some different facets about depression. We want you to understand depre

Sep 25th, 2017
What To Know About Depression – Part One

Depression can come in many forms. Instead of feeling overwhelming sorrow, you may be feeling angry and irritated all of the time for no reason. You might also be sleeping for hours on end without wanting to get out of bed. Depression can also manifest its

Aug 29th, 2017
The Difference Between Depression And Anxiety

Anxiety and depression are two mental health disorders that many people in this country suffer from. They are generally linked together, but why is that? Are they the same? Does everyone who has depression have anxiety and vice versa? The differences betwe

Jul 18th, 2017
What Are The Signs Of Addiction?

Addiction is something a majority of the country has dealt with. Whether they are suffering themselves or a loved one has fallen under the spell of a substance, it has touched many people’s lives.

Jul 18th, 2017
When It’s Time To Seek Help For Your Depression

Depression manifests itself in several different forms. Symptoms such as irritability, anger for no reason, struggling to get out of bed, loss of interest in activities, binge eating, loss of appetite and other issues. Depression is a very serious mental h

Jul 14th, 2017
How A Chemical Dependency Counselor Can Help With Your Addiction

Have you and your loved ones been suffering from the disease of alcohol or drug addiction? Have you or a loved one considered getting clean for the first time in your life? First, congratulations for even considering getting clean! Taking the first step to

Jun 14th, 2017