Recognizing the Signs of a Co-Occurring Disorder

People struggling with addiction often have untreated mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders. They may turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of self-medicating their issues. Treatment centers often focused on the physical aspects of the addiction without addressing a client’s mental health issues. That meant that people ended up leaving rehab with untreated…

Steps You Can Take to Overcome Depression

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders among people living in the U.S. While many people experience bouts of sadness, depression lasts for weeks. It can severely impact a person’s life. They no longer find joy in interactions with others or their once-favorite activities. The illness can progress…

Man in therapy learning about the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Countering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that positive childhood experiences (PCEs) are critical for excellent mental health in adulthood. The greater amount of negative childhood experiences a person has, the more likely they are to experience poor health as an adult. These adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may lead…