Teenage self-harm is a worsening problem across the U.S. and in Washington state. Find out why teenagers hurt themselves and what can be done to help them.
Social acceptance, academic pressures, isolation, depression… today’s teenagers have much to contend with. Is that why teenage suicide rates are rising in WA?
WARNING: This article includes subject matter that may be disturbing to some readers The month of March is synonymous with spring-time, of the equinox, when both of the Earth’s hemispheres bathe in the light of the sun, a time of hope, of rejuvenation, and of nature’s new growth. However, for many teenagers who self-harm, who [...]
Whether you face a personal crisis or are witness to a national emergency such as the COVID-19 outbreak, maintaining sobriety in times of stress can be difficult. But you are not alone. At Ashwood Recovery, we are dedicated to recovery and helping you maintain your sobriety. We asked a few of our clinical team leaders [...]
We live in exceptionally troubled times. Now, in this month of March that every year marks “Self-Harm Awareness Month,” it would be logical to say that some of us are better placed than others to cope with the daily onslaught of new numbers of diagnosed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, new numbers of fatalities, and the enormous [...]
Women are twice as likely to suffer clinical depression than men, often leading to dual diagnosis - substance abuse, with an underlying mental health disorder.
28% of suicide victims suffer from a substance abuse problem. Evergreen Recovery and National Suicide Prevention Week want to spread awareness and help at-risk people find support. National Suicide Prevention Week is taking place September 8-15, 2019. World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on September 10th. At Evergreen Recovery, suicide is an issue that [...]
Mark your calendars for June 27th, observed as National PTSD Awareness Day. This date has been officially set aside by the United States Senate to increase understanding of a serious mental health condition that affects millions of Americans. It is also the culmination of other efforts highlighting the issue during all of June, which [...]
“Health systems and related stakeholders must commit to understanding and integrating the individual, their needs, and the dueling conditions which impact their lives to effectively identify tools and strategies that reduce the tension among providers of care, services, and supports, and allow the whole individual to emerge along a pathway to recovery.” ~ Mental [...]
Is there a connection between regular marijuana use and mental illness? In Washington State, where recreational use is legal, it is definitely worth finding out. Legal Marijuana in Washington State – The Positives On the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Washington State, supporters enthusiastically showed up in [...]