Do I have OCD

Do I Have OCD?

It is all too common nowadays to hear a trite joke, every now and again, about the perfectionist in your friend group having OCD. But OCD has almost nothing to do with someone being Type-A or a perfectionist. The disorder also bears little relevance for people who are simply particular about the layout of a…

Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Coping With Anxiety and Depression

Many people think of mental health or mood disorders as conditions that occur one at a time. However, just like a person can have multiple physical illnesses simultaneously, a person can struggle with multiple mental illnesses at the same time. The two most common mental health concerns affecting millions every year are depression and anxiety.…

3 Sober Techniques to Try this Holiday Season

4 Sober Techniques to Try this Holiday Season

Whether you’re new to the world of recovery or you’ve been sober for years, the holidays can prove especially challenging for staying away from the bottle. Family members, financial stress, traveling, relationship issues, and more seem to rear their heads as soon as the holiday planning begins. Whether you’re working on a sober Thanksgiving or…

top stress management techniques

The Top 6 Stress Management Techniques

Stress goes hand in hand with addiction. Often, it’s one of the reasons clients begin to use it in the first place. Once you get clean, you still deal with stress. It can be difficult to know how to cope with stress healthily, particularly when you are used to using drugs, alcohol, or behavior as…

Temptation During the Pandemic

With various lockdowns and social distancing, individuals are met with greater temptation to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms in attempt to combat feelings of anxiety, depression, seclusion and isolation. If you are dealing with a substance use disorder or mental health issue, you may find your situation compounded among the struggles of dealing with a…

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NAGATIVE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MENTAL HEALTH

Argyle, Texas, May 18, 2020—Headlines continue to focus on COVID-19 and one topic being spotlighted more frequently is the negative impact the virus is having on mental health. The global pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental health. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that nearly half…