RELAPSE: Confessions of an Alcoholic
Relapse, the heartbreak of the recovering addict; pushing the reset button on your sobriety, leaving behind the hard work and effort you maybe spent years putting in, looking down and realizing you have to climb up from the very first step again, sometimes when you don’t even know how you accomplished it the first time to begin with. As someone who has been through this process a number of times, I can tell you that the disappointment felt is close to unbearable. ...
2018 Is Here!
Most of the world right now is planning out their fantastic new year, making resolutions that will be forgotten or broken in a couple of month's or less. Don't make a New Year's Resolution. Commit yourself to constant change and improvement, make yourself accountable for your actions, no matter what time of the year it is. You are the same person today that you will be tomorrow... just because the cosmos has moved forward doesn't mean you will. It is up to you to keep up with the univer...
Holidays and Depression: Suggestions On Managing
The Holidays, especially Christmas, can bring a lot of factors that could potentially increase the depression risk. Those prone to depressive episodes can be faced with situations that will put them under tremendous stress and they could find themselves working through a lot of emotions, all by themselves. Here is a helpful article that will help us make it out the other side: Click Here to Read
We Need Courage
Those of us with mental illness go through periods of time where we have very little strength. It is almost impossible to do the menial every day things just to stay afloat, like showering or brushing our teeth. Sometimes just breathing is hard enough. This is the reason that we need a lot of courage; we need to just survive those days of little strength and make it to the other side alive. If we can do that consistently, the battle is ours.
Excuses are dangerous. Start becoming accountable and your life will dramatically change.
As an addict I used to make hundreds of excuses every single day. Everything was an excuse, every horrible thing I did had a reason for existing. I was never accountable for my actions even though I knew I had to be. But when you feed the monster the monster takes over and you lose control, of your life and of your decision making. If this is happening to you, you must begin by letting go of excuses, and with an extreme amount of effort, you shall make it through to the other side. Get rid ...
Article: We Need To Stop Seeing Addiction as a Moral Failure
From Vox: I get emails telling me that I should stop caring about the crisis because the only people dying are those who “deserve” to die because they can’t stop using drugs. Here’s an example, which I’ve used in stories before: “Darwin’s Theory says ‘survival of the fittest.’ Let these lost souls pay the price of their criminal choices and criminal actions. Society does not owe them multiple medical resuscitations from their own bad judgment, criminal activity, and ...
TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression without Medication
TMS therapy is a brain stimulation method that uses focused magnetic pulses to help depressed brainwaves react as they should. While treating depression with TMS, the goal is the stimulation of the nerve cells in the area of the brain the is believed to control mood. It could be an effective treatment for depression without the need for drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article
How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say our diet affects our mental health in different ways as we get older, so millennials and baby boomers should actually eat different diets to support their mood. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful For Those Battling Depression
The holiday season is underway and as families gather to celebrate, it’s important to remember it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially for those battling mental illness, like depression and anxiety Click Here to Read Entire Article