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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


Belinda Carlisle Reflects on the Past: “I Can’t Believe I’m Not Dead”

Belinda Carlisle rose to fame in the 80s as the lead singer of The Go-Go’s and later a successful solo artist. The Go-Go’s recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of their beloved Vacation album. However, along with her rising fame, Carlisle struggled with addiction. Looking back, Carlisle says she is surprised she is still here. Carlisle, . . . . Continue Reading


Depression in Women: What You Should Know

Depression in Women: What You Should Know Depression affects more than 15 million American adults or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population. Clearly, depression affects more than women. However, women experience depression in a unique way. One in four women will experience an episode of depression, and different experiences like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause . . . . Continue Reading


Women and Alcohol: The True Risks of Drinking

Women and Alcohol: The True Risks of Drinking Whether it’s wine Wednesdays, ladies nights, or happy hours, drinking culture is everywhere. On social media, there are tweets and gifs glorifying drinking among women. It all seems like a funny joke.  However, the reality is more and more women are struggling with alcohol use disorder, and . . . . Continue Reading


4 Reasons Why Clutter Is Bad for Your Mental Health

  New research reveals it’s better to live a less cluttered life. While this may not sound surprising, the reality is many people’s lives are full of clutter. Your ability to think clearly and live an organized lifestyle depends on your ability to navigate through the clutter. Less is more, as they say. When you . . . . Continue Reading


Suicide Rates Among Teen Girls Reach 40-Year High

  The suicide rate among teen girls is at an all-time high, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   The suicide rate among teen girls reached a 40-year high in 2015, and researchers are not sure the reason behind this rapid increase. Girls are not the only group affected. . . . . Continue Reading


Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Her Battles with Depression and Addiction

  Mary J. Blige, the artist dubbed “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” recently opened up about battling depression and addiction.  Blige has always been pretty open about her struggles. Whether it was her addiction, mental illness or childhood abuse, the singer has not been shy about the obstacles she’s overcome to get to where she is. In . . . . Continue Reading


Creativity, Mental Illness, and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

Creative people sometimes worry that their spark will go away if they seek chemical help for their depression and anxiety. Are you a creative person? Does this sound like you? After all, it is often emotions that drive the creative endeavors we engage in. What happens when that spark is diminished? The Connection between Mental . . . . Continue Reading


You Can Blame These Brain Cells for How Old You Feel

Do you feel young or old? Isn’t it unfair that some people seem younger and healthier than others? Well, it might be their brain cells. Scientists have discovered that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The findings, made in mice, could lead to innovative strategies for warding . . . . 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