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Sex Trafficking in America Tragically Increased by Opioid Crisis

Did you know that trafficking of women and children in sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world? Sex trafficking in America is part of a very real global issue destroying millions of lives and families every year. The opioid crisis still plagues the nation, and authorities are seeing a tangible connection . . . . Continue Reading


Social Prescribing is a More Holistic Approach to Wellness

Holistic approaches in healthcare are part of a concept that isn’t so much brand new, but is becoming more and more mainstream. For years the popularity of practices such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation have found their way into being incorporated with science-based medicine for treating a variety of ailments. While research continues to build . . . . Continue Reading


Do I Have OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?

Author: Justin Mckibben A lot of people throw around the term OCD like it is a bad habit or pet-peeve, but this diagnosis is something much more than wanting to keep your desk tidy or your laundry basket organized. You might even be the type of person that gets a great deal of satisfaction out . . . . Continue Reading


6 Things to Look for in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis describes the coexisting struggle with both mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. The relationship between the two is very complex, and a lot of the time people confuse the symptoms of one for another, so the treatment of people with dual diagnosis issues is more complicated than the treatment of either mental illness of addiction . . . . Continue Reading


Bad Sleep Habits Hurt Women with Bipolar Disorder

Sleep is awesome. Let’s just say that right away. A good nap goes a long way under any circumstance in my book. We of course know there are health risks associated with sleep deprivation and insomnia for people in general, and catching some Z’s is a good way to keep recharged and on top of . . . . Continue Reading


First Ever Law to Require Eating Disorder Treatment Coverage

This article is an honor to write, because it represents a paramount shift in the way the world is envisioning mental health, and more specifically eating disorders. A prosperity sure to change the world. Eating disorders are dismal and deadly, heartsick in the way they can go virtually unnoticed in the lives of many, and . . . . Continue Reading


Boss Status Causes More Stress for Women

You have to pay the cost to be the boss, but it seems for women that cost is frequently higher. Now before I get into this, let’s just say that with great power comes great responsibility… and often great stress, for ANYONE. The stress attributed to hiring, firing, setting workplace standards and salaries, schedules and . . . . Continue Reading


May 17th Walk a Mile In The Addict’s Mom’s Shoes

Mom; she is the one who gave us life, and in turn gave us everything. Those of us blessed enough to have a mom sometimes forget the sacrifice and the strength it can take to be a mother, and we don’t always realize the things a mother goes through for her children. Maybe one thing . . . . Continue Reading


6 of the Most Disliked Personalities

Nobody’s perfect, and sometimes we judge people based off of the things that make the least sense. Other times we get to know someone a little, and realize their personality (or lack thereof) does not mesh very well with our own. It seems statistically everybody loves optimists, nobody dislikes narcissists, and we all have some . . . . Continue Reading


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Body image, dieting, food and compulsive behaviors can all be warped into a mess of intense emotions and self-destructive habits that evolve into what commonly characterize eating disorders.The week of February 22 is considered National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week), and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has scheduled a variety of events specifically . . . . Continue Reading