marijuana and mental health

The Impact of Marijuana on Mental Health

Many states across our nation are legalizing the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use. With new legalizations happening, many people may believe that marijuana use is safe for everyone. Marijuana has an active ingredient known as THC that directly affects the brain. When marijuana enters your body, THC passes through your bloodstream…

PTSD awareness month

Observing PTSD Awareness Month

At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Kansas each June, we proudly participate in the national effort to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This effort culminates on June 27th, which is PTSD Awareness Day. Although PTSD is usually associated with war combat, known as “shell-shock,” this disorder can develop in anyone who has witnessed or…

co-occurring disorders

Getting Help for Co-Occurring Disorders

Individuals who struggle with co-occurring disorders have mental health issues and are simultaneously struggling with a substance use disorder. This combination of factors makes life difficult as the two conditions can fuel each other, making it a challenge to manage either properly. Fortunately, at Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we pride ourselves on ensuring that each of…

mental health awareness month

Observing Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health treatment used to be taboo, but thanks to a movement of people seeking and promoting better education about mental health, it’s now something that people take much more seriously and are much more comfortable talking about openly. There are many kinds of mental health treatment available to those struggling, and Mental Health Awareness…

types of schizophrenia

4 Types of Schizophrenia

You may notice your perception of reality differs from that of other people. However, you don’t know exactly what’s wrong. If you have schizophrenia, you may turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate the confusion, pain, and discomfort of suffering from a problematic mental health illness. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie,…

self medicating for depression

Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is a severe mental health disorder that can disrupt your life and lead to desperate measures to deal with the symptoms. If you have turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and hopelessness, it’s time to get help. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, Kansas, we welcome clients who have been self-medicating…

dual diagnosis

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Many people with an addiction are also struggling with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. It is not always clear which occurs first, but treatment for both mental health disorders and addiction at the same time is critical. This option is called dual diagnosis treatment. In a professional setting,…