April 3, 2020

Coping with Anxiety During a Pandemic is Possible

Yesterday, The Washington Post reported that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed over 1 million. Today, 245,573 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States, and 6,058 Americans have passed away from virus-related health complications. Sadly, the U.S. has more infections than any other country, and the...

December 19, 2019

Global Disease Burden of Alcohol

With all the discussion in the news about illicit drug use, it can be easy to gloss over the dangers of legal, mind-altering substances. Alcohol, for instance, is embedded into not only the fabric of American culture but much of the western world. Experts estimate that drinking is responsible...

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...

September 23, 2019

Mental Health Days Off in Recovery

Some 23 million Americans are living in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Many of them are managing other forms of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lasting sobriety is only possible when people with co-occurring disorders prioritize well-being.Leading a balanced life in addiction...

September 10, 2019

Suicide Prevention Awareness: Treatment and Recovery

At Hemet Valley Recovery Center, we hope that our alumni and weekly readers are getting involved with National Recovery Month. Anything that encourages personal recovery is beneficial to the nation. We can all make a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness.Beyond National Recovery Month events...

September 4, 2019

National Recovery Month 2019: Together We Are Stronger

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) is calling upon people to share their stories of recovery. September is National Recovery Month! The observance has several goals, but encouraging more people to seek help may be the most salient.SAMHSA would like to hear from people about their...

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...

June 21, 2019

California Tests Mental Health Apps

Smartphones have transformed the way we live in myriad ways. These tiny pocket computers, which give people the power to learn, shop, schedule, organize, and connect with their peers, are invaluable to most people. Young Americans cannot even remember life before the iPhone, nor would they dare to imagine...