Behavioral Disorders and Addiction: Why Treatment is Important for Both

There are many kinds of behavioral disorders. In fact, you may not even realize that someone you know may have it. You may think that they’re acting strange or have always been different since childhood. What you may not realize is that they’re like that because they have behavioral disorders. Read More

Male Loneliness: The Uncomfortable Truth

Male loneliness is considered rampant today. Why? Because men are taught from a young age to be tough, decisive, strong, and manly. From generation to generation, this has been the case.

In fact, you can browse through men’s magazines and see how men’s products are positioned and displayed. Strong, ripped men; successful men; men being productive or building things; the messaging is clear–these campaigns show just what it takes to be considered a man.

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Dodge, Minimize, Escape: How Do We Handle Our Feelings?

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How do we handle our feelings? Can you relate with these scenarios?

It was a long day and you narrowly miss getting fired at work. At home, things aren’t going so well, either. Nothing seems to be going right in your life lately and there are times you feel like bursting into tears. And yet, as soon as you get through the front door, you head straight to the television, turn on some comedy show, and within minutes, you are laughing.  Read More

Hangxiety: How Alcohol Gives You Both Hangovers and Anxiety

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The pounding headache, the sweat beading on your forehead, the dry mouth, that queasy stomach. You open your eyes and regret it the second you did after getting blinded by the morning (or is it noon?) light. After a night of alcohol-fueled cheer, it’s the feeling the next morning that we dread. It makes us think why did we even drink the night before in the first place.

Hangovers truly are sinister. Read More

Addicted and Anxious? How to Deal with Addiction and Anxiety as Co-Occurring Disorders

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It’s natural and normal for people to worry. In moments of uncertainty, people often feel anxious. Usually, it’s before speaking or performing in public. It may also happen before taking a test. However, these feelings of worry are often temporary. Read More

Mobile Legends Addiction: How Excessive Gaming Damages You

These days, kids and adults alike own mobile phones jam-packed with apps that can easily occupy their whole day. One of these apps is probably Mobile Legends, a popular mobile game.  Read More

Self-Harm and Addiction: What You Need to Know

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People who self-harm often use self-mutilation to deal with overwhelming emotions such as anger, self-loathing, grief, frustration, anxiety, and depression. It’s common to lump self-harm with suicidal behavior, but they are not the same and should be considered, and treated, differently.

What is self-harm?

Self-harm is when a individuals intentionally and deliberately hurt themselves as a form of outlet or release from a buildup of emotions. Suicide, on the other hand, is when individuals often intend to end the pain with death. Read More

How Parents Can Talk to Their Depressed Teen

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These days, especially with social media, many teens profess to being depressed. Perhaps there are those who are actually clinically depressed, and as parents, this can be difficult to detect and even address. In fact, due to many teens posting about their so-called depression, it may be hard to distinguish the seed from the chaff, so to speak.

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3 Ways to Develop Healthy Coping Skills

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Let’s face it–life doesn’t always go our way. In fact, life gives us curveballs and all sorts of surprises that sometimes, things can get pretty chaotic. We can get stressed and overwhelmed. For many people, they turn to drugs and alcohol in order to escape it all. They turn to unhealthy and even destructive activities in order for them to cope. And of course, this is never good.  Read More

Are Your Sleeping Habits Fueling Your Depression?

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Depression is one of those mental health diseases that can co-occur with addiction. How you take care of your sleeping habits can greatly impact your mental health and even safeguard you from depression.

Find out how your sleeping habits may be fueling your depression. Read More