September 3, 2020
Woman Journaling

The Power of Recovery Journaling

Addiction recovery involves a lot of self-reflection and exploration of someone’s own identity. There are many ways that each person can choose to go about exploring their own mental state and experiences in recovery, but recovery journaling can provide the most beneficial, direct form of this exploration. Keeping an addiction recovery journal can allow someone to not only understand their own personal triggers and progress a bit better but also provides an outlet for all of the emotions that someone will experience over the course of the recovery process.    The Many Forms of Addiction Recovery Journals Keeping a recovery journal is more than writing in a diary, though that […]
August 13, 2020
dual diagnosis bipolar rage

Dual Diagnosis: Addiction’s Influence on Bipolar Rage

Bipolar disorder is a very intense, very difficult mental health disorder to address, and can cause many issues for someone just trying to go about one’s own daily routine. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder can experience rapid mood swings, causing seemingly innocuous situations to be seen through drastic and changing emotional states. Due to this nature, some may turn to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to self-medicate. However, bipolar disorder and drug addiction or alcohol addiction do not mix, and addiction can often exacerbate the effects, emotional state, and well-being of someone suffering from bipolar disorder, especially when it comes to cases involving bipolar rage. Learning about this […]
July 27, 2020
When to Seek Help With a Mental Illness

When to Seek Help With a Mental Illness

Acknowledging that there may be a mental health problem is a huge step. When to seek help with mental health can vary from situation to situation, but each person has a point where they may not be able to cope with their mental illness on their own. Being able to look objectively at someone’s own health and needs is profound. However, some people may be struggling with the stresses of daily life. The confusion that is created between stress and mental health disorders can lead to people not seeking the help that they need. The time at which someone decides it is time to seek professional help can vary from […]
July 13, 2020
How to Help Someone with a Mental Illness

How to Help Someone with a Mental Illness

Seeing a loved one suffer from a mental health disorder of any kind is a difficult sight, and it can be difficult to know how to help someone with a mental illness. While it can be tempting to jump in and try to make them feel better or rectify the situation, it is better to take account of the situation first. Jumping in without knowing the nature of the illness, proper techniques, or how the loved one will respond, can carry its own risks and may make the situation worse. Understanding the methods for providing proper support is paramount, especially when a loved one is suffering a very intense episode, […]