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Amanda Seyfried On OCD & Mental Illness: ‘If You Can Treat It, You Treat It’

Last night while skimming through social media, I discovered one of my favorite actresses Amanda Seyfried was trending.  Curious, I clicked on Seyfried name and was pleasantly surprised to see Seyfried coming forward about her mental health struggles in an effort to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental illness. Even if you are not a huge . . . . Continue Reading


New Treatment Approach Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit

Author: Shernide Delva Quitting smoking is hard. Quitting smoking when you’re depressed is even harder. That’s why researchers are testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at this particular population. Researchers from Northwestern Medicine have pinpointed why quitting smoking is so difficult for depressed people. Now, they are testing . . . . Continue Reading


Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Seriously Considered Suicide Last Year

  September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to mark the occurrence, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a comprehensive report on suicide statistics from 2015. The report revealed that a high amount of American citizens contemplated and even seriously planned a suicide attempt. During just one year, 9.8 million . . . . Continue Reading


Do Alcoholics Lack a Key Enzyme in Their Brain?

A new study suggests that alcoholics may lack an essential enzyme in the brain that inhibits impulse control. Researchers in Sweden say the lack of a critical enzyme may result in a person being more vulnerable to alcoholism. Regardless of whether you drink or not, most of us are aware of how alcohol dulls our . . . . Continue Reading


Adult Coloring Book Designed to Inspire Those in Recovery

Did you love coloring books as a child? Have no fear; you can still color as an adult.  Adult coloring books have skyrocketed in popularity. Adult coloring books offer an inexpensive way to boost your self-expression and creativity, plus they help reduce stress. Now, a coloring book is being created specifically for the recovery community. . . . . Continue Reading


6 Behaviors That Should Not Be Blamed On Sex Addiction

Sex addiction is one of the most controversial addictions out there. So controversial that the DSM-5 did not label sex addiction as an addiction in the latest edition of the manual. Considering the DSM-5 reclassified “gambling disorder” as a behavior addiction, many are perplexed as why sex addiction was not classified as an addiction as . . . . Continue Reading


How Samuel L. Jackson Went From Drug Addict To A-List Actor

“I was out of my mind a lot of the time.” Samuel L. Jackson recently opened up about his experience overcoming drug addiction and becoming an A-List Actor. Jackson received his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards. During the ceremony, Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter. “[They] found me . . . . Continue Reading


Demi Lovato Didn’t Think She’d Be Alive Past 21

Author: Shernide Delva  At one point, Demi Lovato was far from the “Confident” woman she presents herself as today. In fact, in 2010, Demi Lovato was admitted to rehab for bulimia and substance abuse.  She was far from confident back then. Needless to say, she’s come a long way. We have covered the struggles Demi . . . . Continue Reading


Does Aromatherapy Work In Recovery?

A few weeks ago I was the very proud recipient of a spa basket at a raffle. The basket was full of relaxing goodies, including a box of assorted teas. Honestly, I did not think much of the teas, but I was excited to have won anything, so I wanted to make use of it . . . . Continue Reading


Many Mothers Struggle With PTSD After a Traumatic Childbirth

Some women experience labor so challenging that the experience results in postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. This usually occurs from a real or perceived trauma during delivery or postpartum. Types of trauma includes: Prolapsed cord Unplanned C-section Use of vacuum extractor or forceps to deliver the baby Baby going to NICU Feelings of powerlessness, . . . . Continue Reading


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