Facing the Truth of Self-Harm

Dangerous Coping Mechanisms: Facing the Truth of Self-Harm

Self-harm, also called self-injury, is the practice of intentionally hurting yourself. Individuals can injure themselves in various ways, including cutting, burning, hitting, piercing and pulling out hair. It’s not uncommon, especially for teens and young adults. A large study by the University of Portland of more than 64,000 U.S. high school students found that almost…

Facing Guilt While in Mental Health Rehab

Facing Guilt While in Mental Health Rehab

Facing guilt while in mental health rehab is imperative Mental health disorders and guilt often exist together and can form an unfortunate vicious cycle. You may feel guilty over failing to do something or take care of someone. Maybe you can’t forget a past conflict that wasn’t managed well. You may even feel guilty or…

Life after mental health rehab

What is Life Like After Mental Health Rehab?

Life after mental health rehab takes effort Going to mental health rehab can be both challenging and deeply rewarding. When mental illness is at its worst, everyday life can seem overwhelming. Reality can be distorted, so sometimes people in treatment or family members have understandable fears about what post-rehab life will be like. However, with…

woman with Anxiety Disorders on a dock

What Are the Different Types of Anxiety Disorders?

There are many different types of anxiety disorders. And, by understanding the variations among these forms can help you to appreciate the need for specialized mental health treatment programs. While all forms are serious mental illnesses, they have specific causes and symptoms. The need for treatment of all anxiety disorders, though, is essential to help…