physical symptoms of depression
September 22, 2021

Physical Symptoms of Depression

Depression is usually associated with a person’s mental or emotional state. Many people suffering from depression also experience issues with their physical health, including chronic pain. The physical symptoms of depression need to be addressed appropriately as well, for the individual’s overall health and well-being. Depressive Disorder One of the most...

postpartum depression
May 21, 2021

What is Postpartum Depression?

After you’ve had your baby, you may find that you are experiencing a wide range of emotions. You’re excited to see the little one finally, after so many long months of pregnancy. You’re anticipating what life will be like with a new member of your family. You may even...

situational depression
May 7, 2021

Situational Depression Explained

Everyone feels sad at some point in their life. When that sadness does not go away, it could be a type of depression. Situational depression can have longer lasting and more serious symptoms than sadness, which is usually a temporary condition. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time...

July 16, 2020

Recovery Community Impacted by Pandemic

At Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat, our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have been severely impacted by the pandemic. We understand that millions of Americans are grieving and fearful of contracting the coronavirus. In many states, the public health crisis is worsening, so it...

January 9, 2020

Mental Health Resources for First Responders

Trauma is an underlying factor in many cases of addiction and other forms of mental illness. Many people's employment puts them in harm's way and exposes them to see things that are challenging to unsee. When an individual experiences a traumatic event it is paramount that steps are taken...

November 7, 2019

PTSD and Chemical Dependency Treatment

Two weeks ago we discussed National Depression Education and Awareness Month at length. As we pointed out, data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide. This week, we would like to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring substance use...

October 23, 2019

Depression Education and Awareness Month: Seeking Treatment

October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month. The observance is about teaching the public to recognize the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for depression. Depressive disorders are the most common form of mental illness; the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that depression affects more than 300 million people...

July 12, 2019

Depression and Co-Occurring Addiction Recovery

A significant number of people who seem put together on the surface contend with something lurking beneath that can upend their lives. It goes by many names but fits under one umbrella: mental illness. Those who struggle with mental health disorders hail from all walks of life. Psychological disorders...