The link between depression and addiction: Does one cause the other?
Depression and addiction are both very common medical issues. An estimated 16.2 million people in the US have at least one major depressive episode in a year. This means that 1 in 15 Americans struggle with this mental illness every year.
How to Get Involved with Drug Prevention and Awareness
Deaths from drug overdoses have been steadily rising for the past 20 years. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 20.4 million people have a substance abuse disorder. Substance abuse is a commonly occurring issue that affects nearly every community and can severely impact individuals’ lives.
What is World Mental Health Day & Why Does it Matter?
In the last year and a half, the number of people seeking mental health treatment has skyrocketed. Teens, youth, adults, senior citizens, and even children of every race, ethnicity, background, and sexual orientation have experienced an increase in mental health problems.
National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month. Every year during this month, people come together to promote and support a strong recovery community for those recovering from substance abuse or addiction. This month is for spreading awareness of effective treatments and recognizing the dedication of service providers and community members who help people to reach a full recovery. It’s also a time for celebrating the achievements of those who’ve reached full recovery from substance addiction as well as those working toward recovery.
How To Recognize Warning Signs and Prevent Addiction and Suicide
Suicide and addiction are two of the largest health risks of our day. Suicide is the second most common cause of death among young adults and teenagers and one of the top 10 leading causes of death overall in the U.S. Additionally, 3 million Americans have had or currently have an opioid addiction. These two concerns are very closely related.
Recovering from COVID/Lockdown with helpful resources
The sweeping effects of COVID-19 have impacted over 200 million people across the globe. While our bodies are reacting physically to the virus, further effects are making their way into our economies, food systems, workforces, and the mental health of millions more. While lockdown has extended far beyond our expectations, so has its rippling effects causing increased depression, addiction, and mental health disorders throughout the world.
Support For Veterans with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
The cost of freedom becomes increasingly more taxing on veterans as mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) develop more prevalently throughout the armed forces. Becoming familiar with the common signs and symptoms can help you or your loved ones recognize when and why to receive professional support. However minor or severe, neglecting these signs can cause permanent d ...