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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…

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What the 12-Steps Are Really Meant To Do for You

You might think that the 12-step program is meant to keep you sober. Although that’s a basic truth, they are also meant to help you transform your life. Essentially, the 12-step program is meant to facilitate an entire transformation of who you are. For many individuals struggling with substance abuse, 12-step programs have been very…

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There is More Than One Road to Recovery

Fifty or sixty years ago, when someone needed help with addiction, friends and family may have sent them to a religious-based program. And the hope was that through finding a closer relationship with God, the addiction would eventually come to an end. Although religion continues to be a common path of recovery for thousands of…