Mental Health

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Posted on November 29, 2017 in Mental Health

How to Help Codependent People Create a Healthy Relationship

People who have struggled with intense but unhealthy relationships, especially relationships with people who are addicted to alcohol or other substances, have a tough road ahead of them when it comes to rebuilding their ability to forge healthy intimate relationships. Boundaries are the name of the game when trying to offer codependency help, but for many people struggling with codependency in relationships, suggesting boundaries sounds abstract and impossible. Say no? Just let go? Tough love? For people struggling with codependency, these suggestions don’t make sense.

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Posted on February 11, 2017 in Mental Health

Codependency & Power Issues: The Struggle for Control

The idea of codependency got its name only about 40 years ago and at that time was largely used to describe the connection between two parties in a relationship that was centered around alcohol abuse. One person, who was addicted to alcohol, became dependent on someone else to take care of them physically and emotionally. The other person’s life became centered around and dependent on helping the addicted person. The two dependencies compounded each other and led to behaviors that were mutually destructive. Codependency has since evolved to describe any relationship one person has with another that manifests in a dysfunctional helping dynamic.

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Etizolam Pills

Posted on February 5, 2017 in Mental Health

Etizolam: Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Etizolam is the name of an anti-anxiety medication legally prescribed in several countries (e.g., India, Italy and Japan), but not legally prescribed in the U.S. This medication belongs to a group of substances called thienodiazepines, which bear a strong chemical resemblance to a well-known group of sedative/tranquilizers called benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, in America, etizolam has become a recreational street drug. As with benzodiazepines, the use of thienodiazepines can lead to serious problems that include physical dependence/addiction and overdose.

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Triggers

Posted on February 4, 2017 in Mental Health

Emotional Triggers: Anticipate, Identify, Counteract

When it comes to emotional sobriety, AA emphasizes the importance of understanding your emotional triggers. Emotional sobriety is the ability to cope with your emotions in a healthy way rather than turning to alcohol or other drugs to numb, mute or express them. In order to reach this crucial step in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) journey, you must first identify your emotional triggers, then plan for how you will deal with such situations productively.

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Sleeping College Student in the Library

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Mental Health

Tips for Coping With High-Pressure College Life

The college years are often referred to as the best four years of your life, but did you know that 70% of college students report inadequate sleep? Especially when starting college, teenage insomnia is a problem for many students. It is difficult to adjust to a new environment and the lack of structure when you’re sleepy throughout the day.

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Sleep Disorders and Anxiety

Posted on January 8, 2017 in Mental Health

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Anxiety?

The average adult needs about seven hours of sleep a night to feel fully rested and functional. Teenagers need to get an additional two hours of sleep to maintain their normal function during the day. Unfortunately, if you fail to get enough sleep, you may experience significant feelings of anxiety. At the same time, people with anxiety-related problems may find themselves having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

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Hispanic Young Adult Suicide Rates

Posted on January 5, 2017 in Mental Health

Hispanic Girls at Elevated Risk for Suicide

According to statistics collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rates of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts are significantly higher in Hispanic girls than in teens of other ethnicities and races. These numbers have been rising and are equally high among all Hispanic countries of origin. There are no definitive answers as to why these teenage girls are so vulnerable, but experts are hopeful that there are ways to curb the trend and to reverse it.

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