August 6, 2020
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Mental Disorders, Addiction, and Art: Representation and Therapy

Mental health disorders and addiction have a very complex relationship. Someone suffering from an addiction of any kind can create an unstable and difficult emotional state, while someone suffering from anxiety, depression, or any other mental health disorder may look to drugs or alcohol in order to help them ease their pains. In recovery, it is important to address both the mental health and addiction aspects simultaneously in order to pursue a holistic recovery. However, a key part of recovery is voice. Expressing the complex emotional state of someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, or an addiction of any kind is a difficult task for anyone to undertake as words […]
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, […]