Depression After Drinking: Why Get Depressed After Drinking?

Alcohol affects different people in different ways. While some people may never feel depressed after drinking, others feel sad or anxious after just one drink. If you are prone to feeling depressed after drinking, you may be wondering why. This blog offers some insight into the physical and chemical explanations behind the effect, as well…

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Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder

Despite a negative stigma, bipolar disorder is a widespread mental illness. In fact, over 5 million Americans are living with bipolar disorder. The signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder include intense periods of mania contrasted by depressive lows and, at times, simultaneous ups and downs that can be mentally debilitating without getting help for bipolar…

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How Grief Can Affect Addiction

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It is okay to grieve. After all, grief is the natural human response to experiencing pain and feeling the depth of sadness that often accompanies a loss. However, without adequate coping mechanisms in your toolbox, grief and addiction may come as an unwanted duo. There is no one timetable for how long your grief will…

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Depression During the Holidays

depression during the holidays

Seasonal depression is not a myth. It is a legitimate and common form of depression that can be triggered by a change in seasons, usually at the start of fall. Additionally, you may suffer depression during the holidays caused by reliving childhood trauma and interacting with toxic individuals or being back in a triggering environment.…

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Tips for Healing from Emotional Trauma

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Emotional trauma is the end result of traumatic events, situations, and/or experiences that have left you feeling profoundly unsafe and, at times, completely helpless. This can be as a result of a single solitary event or from an ongoing series of negative experiences, such as abuse, bullying, humiliation, or discrimination. While some traumatic experiences may…

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The Types of Personality Disorders

types of personality disorders

Your personality consists of the way you feel, think and behave. Upon reaching adulthood, most people have personality traits that are consistent from day to day, year to year. However, 9% of Americans, which is nearly 1 in 10 people, are affected by a personality disorder. Some could benefit from personality disorder treatment to address…

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Observing World Mental Health Day

world mental health day

The World Federation for Mental Health was founded in 1948 to promote mental health awareness. It continues to be the only international multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education organization concerned with all aspects of mental health. Together with the global community, they have come to recognize October 10th as World Mental Health Day. Since 1992, World…

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Observing World Suicide Prevention Day

world suicide prevention day

With over 47,500 Americans dying by suicide in 2019, suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death in the country. As terrifying as that staggering figure is, it’s the 1.38 million suicide attempts in that same year that should be even more alarming and ringing the bell loudly for increased focus on suicide prevention.…

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Recognize Potential PTSD Triggers

PTSD triggers

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects about 8 million Americans every year. While many people deal with this disorder, still more people have been through some sort of trauma. Not everyone who experiences a trauma will have PTSD, but everyone can learn about it. The more information we have about its symptoms, potential triggers, and…

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Healthy Ways of Coping with Loss

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Dealing with the grief and devastation that comes with losing a loved one may seem overwhelming, and it may be difficult to imagine feeling happy or at peace again. Many people turn to unhealthy ways of coping with loss, such as isolating themselves, pretending that everything is fine, or turning to substance use to self-medicate.…

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