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1 in 4 Girls Have Depression Symptoms at Age 14 Says New Study

Depression is a difficult thing to talk about, but it is an increasingly important conversation. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) an estimated 16.1 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2015. Among people ages 15-44 years old depression is the leading cause of disability . . . . Continue Reading


4 Assumptions about Anxiety Which Are Actually Wrong

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems? In fact, recent research shows that up to 1 in every 4 adults will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, are feelings of worry or fear that do not . . . . Continue Reading


Empowering Women through Trauma Resolution at The Orchid

The Orchid Ideology Trauma can be a result of numerous things. In some cases, trauma is a reaction to a catastrophic critical life-changing event. Many survivors of intense experiences such as a natural disaster or other life-threatening situations struggle with some degree of trauma. Other people who experience trauma are survivors of physical, emotional, verbal . . . . Continue Reading


Could Childhood Trauma Be Mistaken for ADHD?

Some experts say the effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed. What if your ADHD was really just a side effect of childhood trauma. It turns out, that could be a possibility. Exploring the Cause of Childhood Trauma Dr.  Nicole Brown of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is on a mission to discover whether or . . . . Continue Reading


5 Comic Book Super-Women You Didn’t Know Battled Addiction

As a super-geek myself, any opportunity to talk super-heroes is a chance I’m willing to take. But this is actually a really cool way to touch on some difficult topics. So this is for all comic-book-loving-ladies AND comic-book-lady-lovers! For many decades people have found incredible stories of empowerment in the pages of comic books. Super-human . . . . Continue Reading


Pope Reveals He Had Weekly Therapy Sessions at Age 42

In times of distress, many seek solace in religion, while others turn to therapy. But what about utilizing both?  Seeking professional help is not anything anyone should be ashamed of, despite religious beliefs. You do not have to choose. Even the Pope recently admitted going to therapy at one point in his life. In the . . . . Continue Reading


The Link between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Obesity

Could there be a connection between sexual abuse and food addiction? According to a 2013 report, there is a real possibility. Women who had experienced physical or sexual abuse before the age of 18 were almost twice as likely to have a food addiction compared to women without a history of childhood abuse. These issues . . . . Continue Reading


What Are the Signs of Codependency?

Codependency is a common attribute in recovery. It relates to the relationships you have with yourself and the relationship you have with others. Codependency is defined as: “a person belonging to a dysfunctional, one-sided relationship where one person relies on the other for meeting nearly all of their emotional and self-esteem needs. It also describes . . . . Continue Reading


My Response to “5 Reasons Why I Might Never Date a Normie Again”

Recently, an article was posted on the popular addiction website The Fix in regards to the addict and normie relationship. The author discussed why she would never date a normie again. The article goes to list five reasons why, but it came down to feeling misunderstood in her relationship. She said that people who have . . . . Continue Reading


The Hurdles Pregnant Women with Addiction Struggles Face

Imagine struggling with addiction and becoming pregnant. You want to seek treatment, but you fear the consequences. If you admit you use drugs, your baby may be taken away, or you may face legal implications. However, if you do not seek treatment, you risk harm to your newborn. Therefore, you are left confused, not knowing . . . . Continue Reading