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Man is distressed after self-injury

Debunking Myths About Self-Injury

Megan HullCo-occurring Disorders, Events, Mental Health, The Recovery Village

Also referred to as self-harm and self-mutilation, self-injury is more common than most people realize — especially among those with mental health difficulties or substance ... Read more

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Why It’s Okay to Talk About Mental Illness

Why It’s Okay to Talk About Mental Illness

Megan LawrenceMental Health

If you spend part of your day around people in an office, at school, at a coffee shop, or any other public place, you’ve probably met someone who struggles with mental illness.
December 27th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Mental Health

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Staying Sane During the Holidays With Self-Care

Olivia PennelleMental Health, Sober Living

Recently, I asked a friend how she was going to stay sane during the holidays. She thought I was joking...
December 25th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Mental Health, Sober Living

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How to Enforce Boundaries in Triggering Holiday Situations

How to Enforce Boundaries in Triggering Holiday Situations

Olivia PennelleMental Health

The holidays can be an especially triggering time, causing us undue stress and draining our energy. We’re supposed to be relishing time with family and ... Read more
December 24th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Mental Health

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Holiday Tips: Establish Boundaries to Protect Your Mental Health

The Recovery VillageMental Health, Recovery

Establishing boundaries is a difficult action for many people to do. Figuring out what bothers you is one thing but to assert yourself and ensure ... Read more
December 19th 2017
The Recovery Village
Mental Health, Recovery

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Thriving With Mental Illness Starts With Acceptance

Thriving With Mental Illness Starts With Acceptance

Megan LawrenceCo-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

Mental illness is one of those “hush-hush” topics that very few are completely open about...
December 9th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

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How to Keep the Blues Away in Recovery

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders, Mental Health, Recovery

I believe depression led to my substance use disorder. It was only when I sought help for symptoms of addiction that I realized...
December 7th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health, Recovery

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You’re Not Alone: A Letter to Veterans Who’ve Dealt With PTSD, Depression or Addiction

Renee DeveneyEvents, Mental Health

Dear veteran,You’re our neighbor, friend or family member. You’ve done immeasurable good for our country and community...
November 10th 2017
Renee Deveney
Events, Mental Health

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Understanding Anxiety in Recovery

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Mental Health, Recovery

I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories involve feeling anxious with a tight chest and general feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach.
November 7th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Mental Health, Recovery

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How Dogs Can Help Treat Mental Disorders

How Dogs Can Help Treat Mental Disorders

Cynthia ReynaHealth and Medical, Mental Health, Recovery

If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know the happiness they can bring. You’re probably familiar with the warmth of their chin resting on your knee, and their body on your lap.
October 30th 2017
Cynthia Reyna
Health and Medical, Mental Health, Recovery