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5 Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

For some people, drug and alcohol addiction are just one component of the problem. They may also struggle with mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. When a person is struggling with both, we call these co-occurring disorders. It can happen for many reasons, but the one key thing to remember is that it is…

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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

To help recognize the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) awareness efforts, Congress established the first week of every October as National Mental Health Awareness Week. This initiative aims to help educate people in all 50 states regarding treatment options and give help, healing, and hope to people and families suffering from mental health disorders.…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

The United States recognizes National Depression Awareness Week as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs during the first week of October. This initiative helps raise awareness surrounding one of America’s most common mental health disorders. Raising awareness about depression is vital for ending stigmas surrounding it and other mental health disorders. Depression awareness…

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Day is a way for people worldwide to create a unified voice regarding mental health awareness. Every year, people throughout the world celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th. Though mental health discussions should occur daily, there might be a reluctance to do so. Participating in events, activities, and other celebrations on…

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6 Signs Your Loved One Is Struggling With a Process Addiction

Discussion of addiction typically centers on the abuse of drugs or alcohol. These are probably the most widespread, not just in the United States, but around the world. Addiction isn’t limited to substances, however. You can also develop a behavioral addiction, also known as a process addiction. These are certainly harder to spot than substance…