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What is Black and White Thinking?

What is Black and White Thinking?

Consider the following phrases: “Everyone hates me.” “Things are never going to get better.” “Either I get this job, or I’m a failure.” These are examples of black and white thinking, which may also be coined as “splitting”. For many people, these phrases appear from time to time, especially when one is frustrated or trying […]

Evidence-Based Interventions to Incorporate Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Evidence-Based Interventions to Incorporate Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Mental illness is one of the leading causes of workplace absence and lost productivity, costing businesses around America approximately 300,000 jobs per year, according to BBC News.  Harvard Medical School states that 80 million days are lost at work every year because of mental illness, making this a major concern for organizations nationwide. By speaking […]

What Types of Anxiety Disorders Are Out There?

What Types of Anxiety Disorders Are Out There?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), nearly 40 million adults in the United States experience anxiety disorders – although highly treatable, reports show that only 36.9% of individuals actually seek treatment. Anxiety disorders can significantly affect a person’s daily life, including their school, work, family life, social encounters and friendships, finances, […]

They’ve Got It All Wrong: Strategies for Overcoming Stigma Surrounding Addiction

They’ve Got It All Wrong: Strategies for Overcoming Stigma Surrounding Addiction

Stigma has long been a part of American history when it comes to mental illness and substance abuse. Movies, television shows, and more have all contributed to the increase of misunderstandings through the portrayal of certain characters – which in turn has caused an overall lack of support for those who truly need help. A […]

What are Obsessions and Compulsions?

What are Obsessions and Compulsions?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects approximately 1 in 40 adults in the United States. Many people have disturbing thoughts at times, but those with OCD experience recurring thoughts that compel them to act in some way – these are called obsessions and compulsions. This negative cycle of anxious thinking and doing can make it difficult to […]

When It’s Hard to be Mindful: 3 Strategies To Calm A Chaotic Mind During Recovery

When It’s Hard to be Mindful: 3 Strategies To Calm A Chaotic Mind During Recovery

If you’re in the process of recovery from addiction, you’re probably experiencing a lot of different emotions. Recovery is a beautiful process, but it can also be painful, chaotic, and messy at times; detoxification can lead us to experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms, which may include depression, anxiety, irritability and more. If you’re at […]

What is the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder?

What is the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder & Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Personality disorders sometimes have overlapping symptoms, as many disorders involve some degree of instability in mood and/or coping mechanisms, impulsivity, motivation and energy, and more. In fact, many people with personality disorders have trouble keeping and maintaining social relationships, as their perceptions of themselves and others may be skewed or unstable at times. If you’ve […]

3 Key Signs of Emotional Instability

3 Key Signs of Emotional Instability

As young children, we can’t control what does or doesn’t happen to us. We don’t have a say in the way our parents raised us, and we develop thought and behavioral patterns that are informed by those around us in our environment. Sometimes traumatic events occur when we’re young, and other times the effects of […]

Food Addiction: Quitting Certain Foods Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

Food Addiction: Quitting Certain Foods Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

Food addiction is a viable affliction which is many times caused by trauma. We can never determine exactly how we are going to respond to trauma which occurs in our lives much in the same way that we struggle to determine when, where, or how trauma will occur in our lives. Our trauma may have […]

Could Ketamine Help Treat Depression?

Could Ketamine Help Treat Depression?

Categorized as a “dissociative anesthetic”, ketamine has often been utilized for it’s tranquilizing effect by helping to prevent pain and discomfort. Despite use for pain and pre-surgery operations, however, ketamine is being increasingly used to treat major depressive disorder and depressive phases of bipolar disorder; Anne Stallings, a woman who has struggled with major depression […]

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