Mental Health

symptoms of stress

Physical Symptoms of Stress

Whether it’s an unexpected life change, an upcoming event, or a transition you are preparing for, life can be incredibly stressful at times. We do our best to cope with the changes we are experiencing, but sometimes it’s hard to recognize when we are feeling overwhelmed and what is causing these emotions. Often, our bodies […]

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signs of stress in women

Signs of Stress in Women

Whether you’re under a lot of pressure at home or struggling to meet deadlines at work, stress is a fact of life. Some people turn to drinking or drug use to unwind, which can have severe consequences. Therefore, it’s important to recognize the unique stressors that men and women experience. Today, we invite you to

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clinical depression

What is Clinical Depression?

According to estimates from the World Health Organization, an estimated 5% of adults – 280 million people worldwide – suffer from some form of clinical depression. While this diagnosis is common, it is also serious. Depression is the primary risk factor for both suicide and self-harm. How does this diagnosis impact your life, and what

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nonsuicidal self-injury

Masculinity and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Recovery Month: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury This Recovery Month, we’re talking about the relationship between addiction, mental illness, and self-harm – and the treatments that are available. A few weeks ago, we covered the ways in which women experience these conditions. We would now like to discuss the relationship between nonsuicidal self-injury and masculinity. What is Toxic Masculinity?

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women self-harm

Why Do Women Self-Harm?

Addiction and mental illness create a veritable hurricane of negative emotions. Many people struggle to handle these overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness with healthy coping mechanisms. If you’ve never been taught how to regulate your emotions, deescalate stress, or practice self-care, you may seek out other outlets for this pain. For this reason,

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