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,…

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…

woman learning how managing anxiety works

Tips for Better Managing Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious. It is the body’s natural reaction to unfamiliar, dangerous, or stressful situations. While we all feel uneasiness from time to time, not everyone is equipped to manage anxiety. For those suffering from a disorder, anxiety treatment programs are designed to help manage the symptoms of ongoing anxiety or similar mental health issues.…

couple dealing with seasonal depression

How Seasonal Depression Affects You

Seasonal depression or “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD) is a mental health issue triggered by a change of season. In most cases, people become depressed during the fall and winter seasons. As a result, many people seek help at a mental health treatment program. With therapy, a person who has the winter blues can overcome depression…

a woman suffering from post traumatic stress disorder

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Anyone dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) knows that this issue is complex and challenging to handle. Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder struggle with substance use issues due to their mental health problems. However, with trained professionals, you can get through the symptoms and live a successful life. You may be wondering what post-traumatic…

a doctor explaining to her patient what is dual diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It?

You may have wondered, “What is dual diagnosis?” The short answer is that someone can have two mental issues at the same time. A somewhat common example is a person with alcohol addiction also has an anxiety disorder. What makes dual diagnosis important is that both diseases must be treated at the same time for…