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What Is Rational Emotive Therapy?

Rational emotive therapy, or rational emotive-behavioral therapy (REBT), is a type of cognitive therapy that focuses on what clients think. This form of psychotherapy has many applications, including situations where individuals want to change unwelcome thinking and behavior patterns. Therefore, many in substance use rehab programs find REBT helpful in their recovery efforts. To learn…

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Recognizing Anxiety in Women

Usually, stress creates a fear response that generally ends after the situation returns to normal. However, many women have chronic anxiety that makes them feel this stress response during a significant portion of the day. For those who already have a substance use disorder, anxiety can worsen the addiction. Those who have both may self-medicate…

Awareness of Eating Disorders In Women

Support National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are complicated mental health conditions that cause individuals to form unhealthy eating habits. Someone who develops an eating disorder may start off wanting to lose weight or eat healthier. Many obsess over the way their body looks, its shape, or the food itself. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA) helps educate the public about eating…

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4 Signs of Low Self-Esteem

When you suffer from low self-esteem, everyone else’s comfort feels more important than your own. As a result, it is tough to do simple tasks such as setting healthy boundaries and declining things you don’t want to do. There are many signs of low self-esteem, but oddly, most people who struggle with this issue don’t…

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4 Mental Health Resolutions for the New Year

Have you made your new year’s resolutions? Why not make good mental health practices top your list? By actively working to improve your mood and care for your mental health, you can bring more goodness and light into each new day. Therefore, make these resolutions to improve the way you feel this year. If you…

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How Do World Events Impact Addiction

There is no shortage of world events that can potentially lead to trauma. Wars, natural disasters, political upheavals, crashing economies, poverty, and pandemics can trigger various mental health issues that range from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How do these catastrophic events impact addiction? More importantly, how do those affected by world…

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What Is Seasonal Depression?

If you’ve only had depression episodes during late fall and winter, you might have seasonal depression. Some people also refer to this condition as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression is a type of depression that only occurs at a specific season at the same time each year. Winter depression is the most common form…

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Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

You have probably heard about co-occurring disorders. However, do you know what the term “co-occurring” really means? A drug use disorder accompanied by a mental health disorder, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or anxiety, is termed a co-occurring disorder. So any combination of a mental health disorder and drug or…