Tips on Taking Care of Mental Health

Mental health issues affect nearly 15% of the population. This data can be alarming, considering that 2/3 of those diagnosed with mental disorder remains untreated. While mental disorders are sometimes caused by chemical imbalance in the brain, some of these are caused by the experiences that we need to deal with, such as death of …

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What Causes Poly-Behavioral Addiction?

The reasons for initially trying different socially acceptable legal drugs (e.g. alcohol, cigarettes, etc.), and/ or illegal drugs, or for that matter any addictive behavior involvement (e.g. gambling, binge-eating, etc.) are multi-factored (e.g. peer-pressure, boredom, etc.). In the twentieth century approximately 65% (Helzer et al., 1990) of healthy American individuals (born in a family–free from …

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Sexual Attraction – Addiction or Intimacy?

Megan asked the following questions in one of our phone sessions: Over and over, when Iím really attracted to a man and I sleep with him fairly early in the relationship, I discover that he is not good husband material. What am I doing wrong? Am I just attracted to the wrong kind of men? …

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Signs of an Addiction

Addictions come in many forms. Itís important to recognize the signs of addictions in order to seek out help before the problem becomes to large. Some different types of Addictions are: Caffeine addiction, nicotine addiction, drug addiction, Alcohol addictions, and gambling addictions. Like mentioned above itís very important to recognize the symptoms of addictions in …

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Love Addiction and Approval Addiction

In my experience as a counselor for a number of years, I have found that love addiction and approval addiction are far more prevalent than any other substance or process addictions. We live in a love-addicted, approval-addicted society. What does it mean to be love/approval addicted? Below is a checklist for you to see if …

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Mental Health America’s Resources: CRISIS PLAN FOR YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM WORKSHEET

This tool is from Mental Health America’s Website About This Tool This worksheet can be used to share with your supportive network of family and friends so that they know how to help you when you are nearing or in crisis. About the Creator Mental Health Minnesota was founded in 1939, and was Minnesota’s first mental …

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