Tag: mental illness

Understanding Dual Diagnosis: How to Plan Your Treatment Path
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Understanding Dual Diagnosis: How to Plan Your Treatment Path

There are approximately 21 million people living in the United States with a substance abuse problem. 8 million of them also have a mental health issue. This is known as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis.  How are the two disorders connected and how does it affect treatment options? Here are some answers.  Which Came First The...

#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...

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