“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” –Abraham Lincoln
With the recent cases of celebrity suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, it’s made our nation stop and take a look at the cause of it. According to the CDC nearly 45,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016. While suicide is a choice, if you’re contemplating it, it may seem like it is the only and best choice for you. … Continue reading
Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy time with your friends and family members. The kids are out of school and everyone looks forward to a summer vacation where memories are made and relationships are deepened. However, for many of you, you may be dreading the thought of taking a family adventure due to your chronic pain.
Chronic pain cannot only affect your physical body, but it can also affect your emotional health as well. Depression typically accompanies chronic pain due to the constant strain that is put on your body daily. It can wear you down and cause you to want to “tap out” of every situation. Here you can read more information by WedMD about common symptoms of chronic pain. … Continue reading
Have you ever been on a trip and you thought you knew where you were going, but ended in a place that you never intended? It’s frustrating and makes you retrace your steps to discover where you made the wrong turn that led you on the wrong track. The journey to alcoholism can be similar to that of discovering you’re in the wrong place that you never intended to be.
If you are a social drinker, you may have become addicted to alcohol while some of your peers may not. Your genes may play a big role in triggering your development of alcoholism. Did you know that children of alcoholics are four times more likely to become alcoholics as well … Continue reading
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was once thought to only affect people in the military due to their shocking, terrifying and dangerous encounters during war. While this is still a very common and understood disorder for people in the military, it is also common for anyone who has suffered from a trauma in life.
The way PTSD develops is through a traumatic or series of traumatic events that triggers your body into a “flight or fight” mode. This releases stress hormones to give you the energy to survive. This process can make your brain be in a perpetual state of danger mode. Even when you are safe and secure your body remains in high alert, and the stress is perpetuated. … Continue reading
If you suffer from depression the effects are far-reaching. Typical signs and symptoms of depression are overwhelming. The problems become multiplied when one of your symptoms reaches to another level of loss and difficulties.
Let’s look at just one of the common symptoms of depression. Sleep disturbances are a common problem if you’re suffering from depression. You may want to sleep too much or you may suffer from lack of sleep (insomnia). If you oversleep this can lead you to miss important appointments, work, or your children’s events. When missing work or other important events becomes habitual the results can be devastating. Loss of relationship can occur and even the loss of your job. … Continue reading
There are typical signs and symptoms of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Most of these signs of symptoms result in a repetition of behaviors as a result of unreasonable thoughts, fears and obsessions. These repetitive behaviors often interfere with daily activities and can create a great amount of distress for the person suffering from it. … Continue reading
Do you have an addiction to alcohol? Has drinking negatively impacted any part of your life? Is there a relationship that is suffering because you drink too much or too often? Do you have to include drinking in an activity for it to be fun? Do you only associate with people who drink? … Continue reading