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Mental Health and Social Media

Social media platforms have become somewhat of a haven for people to forget about the hardships of life. Whether it be watching funny videos, scrolling through friends’ profiles to see what they’re up to, or engaging in enthused conversation with someone about a certain book, movie, or show they like. Unfortunately, social media can also…

September 3, 2022
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Finding Wellness Through Recovery

The idea of wellness has taken me a while to understand. It is not enough to just have our needs met. We also need to be well. Our needs cannot TRULY be fulfilled if we are sick. The body and mind have a wonderful way of establishing an equilibrium. How many times have you gotten…

September 3, 2022
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New Healthy Habits Can Help You Maintain Your Sobriety

Those in recovery from substance abuse face temptations every day, making sobriety a daily achievement. Initial withdrawal does not mean the battle is over. Old habits are hard to break and trying new things can be uncomfortable. However, the positive changes you make can help you maintain your sobriety. Healthy Habits to Help Maintain Your…

September 3, 2022
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Dana’s Story

1999 was the first holiday season I had without my dad. In June of that year, he passed due to complications from cirrhosis. Ten years later, was the first holiday without my little brother, who overdosed in 2009. The holidays for me, and for many people, can be tough. There is a difference between being…

December 24, 2021
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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Tips for Those on the Road to Recovery

Addiction is a far-reaching epidemic and impacts the lives of millions of people. According to the most recent data, 19.7 million Americans battled substance abuse in 2017. Based on recurring reports in the media, that trend continues to climb, particularly because of widespread opiate abuse. Unfortunately, a substance abuse disorder impacts not only the individual…

December 20, 2021
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Staying Afloat While Staying on Track During Recovery

Seeking help is the first step to getting better. But as you know, the bills don’t stop coming while you’re in recovery. Learn how you can provide for yourself while you pursue a full-time job opportunity and continue on the path to wellness. Treat Job Hunting Like a Job The process of getting a job…

November 27, 2021
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The First Step Is Asking For Help

Alex is a US veteran who completed tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He recently returned to his hometown in Illinois where he lives with his mom and 10-year-old son. It was a struggle to find work so he decided to drive for Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, an encounter in Afghanistan left him in chronic pain…

November 14, 2021
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Self-care is About ‘Self’

#selfcareSunday If you search the hashtag on social media, you’ll find thousands of people taking charge of their own well-being with self-care. We’re all too busy, too overworked, stretched too thin. We all deserve a little pampering, a little time to ourselves, a little self-care. Yet, I noticed that what started as ten minutes of…

October 26, 2021
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A Weekly List For Your Mental Health

Very few things put me in a more positive frame of mind than checking things off a list does. I am 100% that person who will write down things I’ve already done, just so I can feel a sense of giddy accomplishment when I check them off. I have lists for everything. Books I want…

October 26, 2021
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Get Your Groove Back! Finding Your Self Confidence When You Are Struggling With Depression

When battling depression, it is hard to find the willpower to bolster your self-confidence. Often, lowself-esteem and depression go hand in hand but by taking some small steps you can build your self-esteem and gain the confidence you need to improve your self-image. Seeing yourself in a positive light is important for overall mental well-being….

October 20, 2021
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