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What Is Secondary Trauma?

Have you spent time helping a loved one who struggles with substance abuse or mental health difficulties? If so, you may be susceptible to developing a condition known as secondary trauma. Though many people think of trauma as a condition that only evolves through first-hand experience, that isn’t always the case. Rather, millions of individuals…

How Breathwork Helps You Overcome Anxiety & Trauma

For those who struggle with anxiety and pervasive thoughts about past trauma, finding a healthy way to cope with these feelings can be a challenge. Some individuals turn to drugs and alcohol to numb negative feelings, which can lead to co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. At our Westwind Recovery® treatment center, you’ll find…

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5 Signs of Seasonal Depression

Do you feel an ominous sense of dread appear as summer fades into fall? Many look forward to autumn because of its brisk sweater weather, hayrides, and vibrant, changing landscape. Others, however, transition into autumn reluctantly, feeling as though they’re being herded into a cold, bleak winter that may never end. If you identify more…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week spans October 4 through October 10. While this is not necessarily National Depression Awareness Week, it is the ideal time to talk about depression, including what it is and why people need to take it seriously. If you suffer from depression, the most important thing for you to know is that…

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6 Signs You Have a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Are you concerned that you or someone you love is showing signs of having narcissistic personality disorder? Maybe you have seen personality changes in a family member or friend. Or you have struggled to maintain healthy relationships or have had negative experiences at work or at school recently. Before seeking treatment for a personality disorder,…

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10th. What are you doing on this day to celebrate mental health and well-being? For many people, commemorating this day may involve taking a bit of time off from work or just de-stressing in some manner. For others, especially those working through mental health issues, there is help…

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5 Celebrities That Battle Depression

If you are struggling with depression, it can be isolating. You might feel like no one else understands what you face every day, and part of what makes depression so challenging is that it can be hard to find the strength to talk to someone about it. However, those who face mental health issues like…

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Similarities and Differences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

There are significant similarities between bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and there are differences, too. That is one reason why it is essential to get a diagnosis from a mental health professional like those at Westwind Recovery® to ensure you get the proper treatment. Learn more about the similarities between PTSD and bipolar…