The Importance of Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is observed in June of every year. It’s an important time to remember the health challenges men face. And why those problems lead men to live 5 years less than women on average. Why are men less healthy? Higher rates of serious illness and shorter life span can be dire...

Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment

Individuals with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) have an intense focus on or addiction to certain substances including alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. Addiction is a complex, severe, and treatable disease that is characterized by uncontrollable, compulsive substance seeking behavior that causes c...

Your Mental Health Wellness is Essential

Having positive mental health will allow you to realize your full potential and find ways to cope with your life stress. You’ll be more productive at work and can make a better contribution to your community. It’s okay to seek professional help. Connecting with the right people, both pro...

ADD and ADHD – What Do They Mean?

We hear the words ADD and ADHD a lot. You or your child may have been diagnosed with one. Still others are sometimes told “you’re ADD/ADHD” either in jest or as a subtle suggestion. Let’s look at what these labels mean, how you may be able to recognize the characteristics, an...

Be Nice to Yourself to Improve Mental Health

It’s often hard to stay positive and healthy during the middle of winter. These are typically cold, dark days with few holidays to brighten things.  Plus, many of us consumed too much rich food and heavy drink during November and December and are now feeling the effects. It’s easy to fe...

Removing the Stress from Your Holidays

This time of year when we’re surrounded by wonderful holidays should be the best part of life. But as anybody can tell you, the holidays are often the most stressful few weeks of the year.  Having to buy gifts on a tight budget, seeing family and friends, and dealing with overeating, more alc...

Joining Voices for 2020 National Recovery Month

Through September, the US observes National Recovery Month. This means that organizations, individuals, and initiatives across the country seek to raise awareness of mental health and substance use disorders and to educate our communities on the benefits and availability of treatment services for ...

Tips for Nervous System Regulation

Our nervous system is likely one of the most complex and organized networks that we have access to throughout our lives as human beings. However, for us to learn how to improve the ways we might be able to regulate our nervous system and, consequently, have better control of how we manage our organi...