Mental Health

9 09, 2019

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14, 2019

2020-01-15T06:56:11+00:00September 9th, 2019|1 Comment

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 [...]

1 07, 2019

PTSD Awareness Day 2019

2020-01-15T06:56:12+00:00July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

30 05, 2019

National Mental Health Month 2019: Dueling Diagnoses

2020-01-15T06:56:12+00:00May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

“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 [...]

20 03, 2018

The Link Between Marijuana Addiction and Mental Illness in Washington State

2019-10-31T19:19:50+00:00March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on The Link Between Marijuana Addiction and Mental Illness in Washington State

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 [...]

7 01, 2018

How Trauma and Addiction are Connected

2019-10-31T21:28:17+00:00January 7th, 2018|Comments Off on How Trauma and Addiction are Connected

The True Definition Of Trauma Unfortunately, trauma is a part of life. Research suggests that most people experience some kind of trauma even before they become an adult. Trauma is defined by the dictionary as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” If you think of trauma in this way, you might consider anything that [...]

30 11, 2017

The Most Common Medical Problems For Addicts

2019-10-31T20:58:55+00:00November 30th, 2017|Comments Off on The Most Common Medical Problems For Addicts

Most people know that addiction is a major issue. But the effect of drugs on health can be startling. There are many severe medical problems for addicts. This includes psychological and physical health problems. Some of these medical problems are short-term. Others are long-term or fatal. The list of problems is truly endless. If [...]

11 11, 2017

Reform Needed: How We Should Be Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans

2019-09-24T00:39:25+00:00November 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Reform Needed: How We Should Be Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans

“Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.” ~ Charles B. Rangel Veterans of the U.S. military often face a higher risk of substance abuse and addiction. This is especially if they [...]

15 10, 2017

Depression, Addiction and Your Brain: How to Tackle a Co-Occurring Disorder

2019-09-17T14:29:46+00:00October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

“Addiction and depression are tough enough to deal with alone. Together their negative effects multiply. But the good news is that treatment that works on both issues can lead to good outcomes.” ~ Dr. David Sack, writing for PsychologyToday The difficulty of dealing with depression is indescribable. The seemingly impossible feat of overcoming addiction [...]

7 10, 2017

EMDR Therapy and How it Works to Heal Addiction

2019-09-24T00:41:45+00:00October 7th, 2017|Comments Off on EMDR Therapy and How it Works to Heal Addiction

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy has become all the rage. It’s the latest and greatest, super cool, “it” thing therapists are performing on patients in their sincere attempt to help us all get right in the head. Thank God. Some of us could [...]

1 10, 2017

14 Interesting Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder

2019-09-17T15:06:16+00:00October 1st, 2017|2 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects between 4-6% of Americans, according to the American Association of Family Physician. Another 10% to 20% will experience a mild version of SAD. Usually, children and teenagers don’t experience symptoms of SAD. It tends to affect women over the age of 20. SAD is a seasonal mood disorder relating [...]

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