The Family’s Role in Supporting Recovery from Addiction

The Family's Role in Supporting Recovery from Addiction

Watching a loved one struggling with addiction can be incredibly difficult for their family. For the families of some 46% of American adults — with just over a fifth of those people dealing with the combined effects of alcohol and drugs — it’s common to feel frustration and a sense of hopelessness. Substance abuse disorder […]

Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep

Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep

Many people struggle to get a good night’s rest. It’s estimated that 50–70 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders. You might have difficulties sleeping for many reasons; stress, anxiety and mental health conditions like ADHD impact sleep. But whatever the reason, it’s vital to address sleep problems as soon as possible. Luckily, fixing your sleep […]

The Family’s Role in Supporting Depression

The Family's Role in Supporting Depression

Depression is a serious mental health disorder affecting about 5% of the global population. It can severely impact a person’s life and cause a lot of distress for the people closest to them. If someone you love is depressed, you may be experiencing various emotions, including sadness, helplessness and frustration. Watching a loved one struggle […]

The Family’s Role in Supporting PTSD

The Family's Role in Supporting PTSD

Some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a shocking, frightening or traumatic event. The condition can cause distressing symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares and intrusive thoughts. Helping someone with PTSD and navigating the effects of PTSD on family members can be challenging, but it’s possible with the right knowledge and support. Below, we’ll explore […]

The Mental Health Influence of a Romantic Partner

The Mental Health Influence of a Romantic Partner

Romantic relationships can be complicated and involve a lot of effort and compromise. To maintain a healthy relationship, both partners need to display effective communication and conflict resolution skills. This can be even more difficult to do when you’re combating mental health issues. While having a partner can provide comfort and security, it can be […]

How Anxiety and Addiction Overlap

How Anxiety and Addiction can overlap

It’s not uncommon for someone struggling with addiction to also have a diagnosis of mental illness. It’s also not unusual for someone diagnosed with a mental illness to battle addiction. Approximately 32% of individuals with anxiety or depression have a substance abuse disorder. While it’s common for the two conditions to co-occur, it can still […]

Anxiety in Academia: Navigating Stress as a Student

Anxiety in Academia

College is a period of opportunity and self-discovery. But academic life also comes with new challenges and stressors. The buildup of these often results in a debilitating condition: student anxiety. Anxiety among students has grown into a full-blown mental health epidemic. A 2021 study found that over 80% of students reported that they experienced high […]

Anxiety at Work: Navigating Success in a Stressful Environment

Anxiety at Work: Navigating Success in a Stressful Environment

Anxiety can negatively impact every aspect of life, including your ability to perform well at work. It may cause you to worry excessively about the smallest details, making it difficult to stay on task and reach your full potential. Managing anxiety at work can be even more challenging without effective coping strategies or knowing how […]