Tag: mental health

7 Tips for Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
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7 Tips for Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental illness and substance abuse are both rampant in the US. It’s said that 17.5 million people suffer from a mental illness. 4 million of those individuals have a comorbid dependency on drugs or alcohol. Both mental illness and substance abuse have a significant negative impact at personal and societal levels in their own right. Together, that...

#TDHTalk Mental Health Month
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#TDHTalk Mental Health Month

Mental health has been a hot topic over the past few years. As traumatic events keep piling up week after week, it’s caused people to stop and say, hey, what is going on here? We see progress when it comes to discussions on social media. What we’re not seeing is progress in treatment and the endless...

10 Celebrity Quotes on Mental Illness to Inspire You
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10 Celebrity Quotes on Mental Illness to Inspire You

It’s easy to look at someone else’s life and think that they have it all, especially when said people are the celebrities that our culture looks up to. Whether it’s good looks, wealth, tons of friends, or even just fame itself, celebrities are the last people you’d think would struggle with mental illness or substance abuse. The...

Which Came First: The Mental Illness or the Addiction?
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Which Came First: The Mental Illness or the Addiction?

In the past, treatment for substance addiction was kept separate from the treatment of mental health disorders. Care was provided at different treatment facilities, and very distinct approaches were used for each condition. As a result, many individuals who suffered from both an addiction and a psychiatric condition never received the appropriate treatment for both...

Weekly Addiction News Roundup: July 29th
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Weekly Addiction News Roundup: July 29th

Our top five addiction news stories for the week of July 29th, 2016. 1. Demi Lovato Talks About Stigma of Addiction and Mental Health at DNC Actress, singer, and performer, Demi Lovato gave an impressive speech in support of the Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday evening. While it’s not...

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