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A specific type of depression is experienced by some people during the winter months called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Cold weather isn't the only thing that affects people's moods; diminishing sunlight plays an equally important role. With daylight hours decreasing, the lack of natural light can disrupt the body's internal…

mental well-being

As important as it is to have a job and stability in one’s career, it’s also just as important not to settle on an occupation. The best thing for an individual is stability for their mental health. As impossible as it may seem, it is imperative to leverage one’s talents…

spiritual wellness can assist with mental health issues

Most individuals would agree that physical and mental health are imperative to a person’s overall function. Some may even say they’re equally as impactful. However, often, people don’t give much thought to their spiritual wellness.

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Most people know Veteran’s Day is a national holiday because banks and government offices are closed. But do you know how Veteran’s Day originated? Originally Armistice Day, Veteran’s Day began on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of World War 1. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual…

cognitive behavioral therapy

Manipulation in relationships is a pervasive and complex issue that can deeply affect the emotional and psychological well-being of the involved individuals. Manipulation can take many forms and manifest in various ways, making it challenging to identify. This subtle form of control, hidden under the guise of care or love,…

Celebrities With Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues affect people from all walks of life, including celebrities. Despite their fame and fortune, there are more celebrities with mental health issues than you might think. The public's fascination with celebrity lifestyles can make it difficult for them to open up about their mental health issues.

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The holiday season poses a crucial time for managing mental health. A 2021 survey by the American Psychological Association reported elevated stress levels during the holidays. Such stress can result in physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. These statistics highlight the significance of prioritizing mental health during the holidays,…

cptsd triggers

Have you ever wondered why you react so strongly to certain relationship issues or feel like past traumas are affecting your current relationships? You may be experiencing complex PTSD triggers. Complex PTSD is different from regular PTSD and stems from ongoing trauma, often in childhood, rather than a single traumatic…

Westwind Recovery® Acknowledges National Coming Out Day

As we come near National Coming Out Day this October 2023, let’s reflect on the life-altering history and importance of this annual celebration. It's a movement that celebrates self-affirmation, visibility, and community among those who identify with various gender identities or sexual orientations. As such, it has been an empowering…

Westwind Recovery® Can Assist with PTSD from Emotional Abuse

So, you've been through some emotionally traumatic experiences lately. Maybe a toxic relationship, a verbally abusive boss, or a controlling parent. Now you're having trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, and on edge—like the emotional abuse you endured is still haunting you. You're not alone.

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