By Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LPCA
Mental illness affects approximately 70 million adults and children in the United States, with depression accounting for more than half of that number. With one out of every four Americans afflicted with some form of mental illness, it’s a safe bet that you or someone you know and care about is battling depression.
Early addiction recovery is a fragile thing. One of the most frequent contributing factors in relapse is something we call "cross-addiction". Essentially what cross-addiction means, is that if you are alcoholic or addicted to other mood altering drugs, you a potentially addicted to all mood altering drugs.
by Matthew Slotkin, MSW, JD
Career Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Parenting Coordinator, Attorney
If we think more optimistically, we tend to feel better, which in turn makes us think more optimistically. We are what we repeatedly do. A positive internal dialogue is vital. Particularly amid the stress of the holiday season.