Workaholics May Suffer from Mental Illness

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According to recent research, the tendency to work excessively may be associated with issues of anxiety and even disorders such as OCD and other mental illnesses. Diagnostic criteria identifies a workaholic as someone who obsesses about freeing up more time to work, ends up working longer than they intended and uses work as a way […]

5 Ways to Grow in Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is going on, both within and around you. You pay attention to your sensations, thoughts, and feelings, accepting them in a spirit of acceptance, simply acknowledging what is there before deciding whether it is right or wrong. Many people in recovery find mindfulness practices an essential part in […]

Could Online Therapy Be Right for You?

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Living on the cusp of the twenty-first century, we have unprecedented access to technology that can connect us with people. There has never been more ways for people to communicate with each other, allowing people from all over the world to connect with each other. In this new context, many therapists, counselors, and researchers are […]

The Role Your Parents Can Play In Developing Self Esteem

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Childhood emotional development has a big impact on behavior, relationships, social skills, and learning capabilities in later adult life. The early childhood years are especially formative when it comes to self esteem. Having a healthy sense of self esteem can help a child perform better at school, enjoy fulfilling relationships, and just generally lead a […]

The Importance Of “Alone Time”

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Solitude is something that has become increasingly difficult to find in today’s modern world. It is also something that is not talked about or valued as much as it was in the past. This is quite unfortunate because it means that more and more people are unaware of the value of being alone, and the […]

Obama and Macklemore Discuss Addiction Awareness

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Recently Obama made a presidential address in order to talk to the nation about the need for addiction recovery and awareness. He was joined by Macklemore, a popular hip-hip artist who has had many of his own public struggles with drug addiction. The Seattle-born artist was arrested at only 15 years of age and ended […]

Woman Walks 100 Miles for Awareness

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Addiction is an epidemic that Americans have struggled with in many forms yet it still remains a silent and stigmatized killer. Mental health issues are also more prevalent than ever in our nation and yet few people discuss these issues openly for fear of being judged. Psychological and behavioral disorders are a hidden crisis in […]

The Need for Dual Diagnosis Care in Prisons

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Whenever a person suffers from both a mental illness and an addiction, it is impossible to separate those two issues or to treat one but not the other and expect recovery. The two problems are inextricably linked because substance abuse can exacerbate mental health symptoms and people with psychological disorders often self-medicate with drugs or […]

Kristen Bell Opens Up About Depression and Anxiety

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Kristen Bell is an actress who has achieved a great deal of success and critical acclaim for her roles in television and film, including leading roles in projects as diverse as Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshal, Gossip Girl, and Frozen. She first moved to Los Angeles in 2002, after some success as a stage actor […]