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,…

social anxiety

Dealing with Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a specific type of anxiety that makes it difficult for people to engage with others in social situations. To others, it may seem silly and easy to overcome. However, it’s hard to get through even a small conversation for a person with this condition. Mental health treatment can offer support. At Sunflower…

exercise and mental health

How Exercise Can Improve Mental Health

When people look into treatment for mental health issues, they commonly turn to prescription medications and therapy programs. Even though it is true that these are two very important components of addiction treatment, it is also important to cover exercise and mental health. Exercise therapy can be an important part of mental health treatment. If…