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It's Mental Wellness Month 2019

January is Mental Wellness Month 2019. In May, it’s Mental Health Month. Minority Mental Health Month is in July. What do these observances have in common?

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

Is your drinking out of control? National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 is a great way to recognize your problem and seek help. Maybe you had some close calls while drinking under the influence? Did you know that there’s a way to quit for good?

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Financial Distress Due to Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can feel like a losing battle. The desire for a drug or alcohol of choice overpowers the person’s judgment. With addiction, they lose self-control and reject responsibility for anything other than the next high. This can create severe consequences in their life. They may suffer health problems, get in trouble with the law and face financial distress.

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Effects of Childhood Trauma on Adults

Many people suffering drug or alcohol addiction do not understand this problem is one of the effects of childhood trauma on adults. Unhealed trauma drains your energy and pulls happiness from your life, even when you do not think about your painful past. So if you want real hope and healing in your life, your addiction rehab treatment must include many hours of trauma counseling.

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International Survivor of Suicide Day

Millions of people affected by suicide loss observe International Survivor of Suicide Day each year. Through related events, you gain comfort and understanding in your trauma toward healing and hope. If you suffered suicide loss, this November 17, 2018 health observance helps you focus on what you need for a better future. If you abused drugs or alcohol before, during or after your suicide loss, you gain your hope and healing through rehab treatment.

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Confessions of a Malibu Treatment Center Provider

 

 

Hello. My name is Scott and I am a recovering Malibu treatment center provider.

I worked in a luxury Malibu treatment center for several years while obtaining my doctoral degree. What I witnessed at that Malibu treatment center at that time is still impacting me today. After reading An Intervention for Malibu in the New York Times on the problems with Malibu treatment centers, a lot of the old memories came rushing to the surface.

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How to Overcome Low Self Esteem

When someone has low self esteem, it can make doing normal activities seem impossible. They feel unaccepted, unloved and unable to accomplish their dreams. By learning how to overcome low self esteem, individuals gain the confidence and courage to live a fulfilling life.

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Stigma of Mental Illness

Each year, one out of five Americans experiences a mental illness. Because of the stigma of mental illness, many people do not get the help they need. They may feel ashamed or uncomfortable about admitting that they need support. Thankfully, these negative attitudes and beliefs are gradually starting to change.

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What Is Failure to Launch Syndrome?

Entering adulthood isn't easy. Some people struggle with this process, which is a problem that experts call failure to launch syndrome. However, what is failure to launch syndrome, and what can people do about it? The more that people know about this problem, the easier that it is to deal with.

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What Is National Depression Screening Day?

October is a big month for mental health awareness. In fact, this month has not only Mental Illness Awareness Week, but also National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). This event spreads awareness about depression and encourages people to screen themselves. The more that people learn about depression, the easier that they can get help when they need it.

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