Mental Health Awareness week spans October 4 through October 10. While this is not necessarily National Depression Awareness Week, it is the ideal time to talk about depression, including what it is and why people need to take it seriously. If you suffer from depression, the most important thing for you to know is that… Continue Reading Importance of National Depression Awareness Week
Are you concerned that you or someone you love is showing signs of having narcissistic personality disorder? Maybe you have seen personality changes in a family member or friend. Or you have struggled to maintain healthy relationships or have had negative experiences at work or at school recently. Before seeking treatment for a personality disorder,… Continue Reading 6 Signs You Have a Narcissistic Personality Disorder
World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10th. What are you doing on this day to celebrate mental health and well-being? For many people, commemorating this day may involve taking a bit of time off from work or just de-stressing in some manner. For others, especially those working through mental health issues, there is help… Continue Reading How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day
If you are struggling with depression, it can be isolating. You might feel like no one else understands what you face every day, and part of what makes depression so challenging is that it can be hard to find the strength to talk to someone about it. However, those who face mental health issues like… Continue Reading 5 Celebrities That Battle Depression
If you were ill or suffered a broken bone, you would turn to your doctor for help getting well. The same should apply to mental health. Yet, there can be a negative stigma about seeking help for mental health struggles in society. During Mental Health Awareness Week, the goal is to let others know that… Continue Reading What Is Mental Health Awareness Week?
Dual diagnosis treatment allows individuals who are struggling to get help for both a mental health condition and a substance use disorder. That’s important because an estimated 53 percent of those with drug addiction and 37 percent with alcohol use disorder also have an underlying mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety.… Continue Reading 10 Things To Seek in a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center
There are significant similarities between bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and there are differences, too. That is one reason why it is essential to get a diagnosis from a mental health professional like those at Westwind Recovery® to ensure you get the proper treatment. Learn more about the similarities between PTSD and bipolar… Continue Reading Similarities and Differences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD
Suicide Prevention Week helps to inform and engage the public about a problem that affects nearly 800,000 families every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens. With the help of awareness campaigns like Suicide Prevention Week, people learn what signs to watch for and where to go for help. If you… Continue Reading What Is Suicide Prevention Week?
If you are struggling with mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, it can feel isolating. You might not know others who face the same challenges, especially since many individuals prefer to keep their struggles private. This can add to the stigma around mental health issues. However, a number of celebrities have… Continue Reading 10 Celebrities Managing their Mental Health Disorders
We all need time for self-care. Although it’s often the last thing on a person’s priority list, for someone who is working to make changes in their life, self-care is essential. When you give yourself time to read, take a hot bath, or go for a long walk, you support your emotional balance, physical health,… Continue Reading A List of Self-Care Tips to Use When You Need It