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An Anxiety Relief Exercise That Uses Your Body as Resource

An Anxiety Relief Exercise That Uses Your Body as Resource

Anxiety relief exercises focus on getting rid of your tension. This anxiety relief exercise uses your body as a resource of calm, not nervous energy. Try it.

Anxiety relief exercises often draw your attention to the anxiety itself. But this one uses your body as a resource to calm anxiety (Ignore Anxiety–Pay Attention to What Anxiety Is Not). Your body is one of the most important resources you can use to treat anxiety. What does it really mean to use the body as a resource? Learn more and try this anxiety relief exercise.

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Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms May Be Soothed with Vitamins

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms May Be Soothed with Vitamins

Alcohol and opiate withdrawal symptoms can be brutal for those with a substance use disorder. Vitamins can help. Learn which vitamins to take and how they help.

Alcohol and opiate withdrawal symptoms can be extremely difficult, but vitamins may help people with substance use disorders by possibly easing withdrawal symptoms. Treatment methods range from quitting cold turkey to hospitalization. Sometimes medications can be prescribed to ease withdrawal symptoms (Opioids Withdrawal: How Bad Is It? Symptoms, Treatment). However, one concern for people trying to get clean is becoming dependent on another substance. It is always important to check with your doctor when considering alternative treatment so they can review your medical history and specific situation. For the scope of this post, I will cover the use of vitamins B and C for alcohol and opiate withdrawal symptoms.

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Toxic Relationships: Friend and Family Estrangement

Toxic Relationships: Friend and Family Estrangement

Toxic Relationships, Friend and Family Estrangement

Toxic relationships don’t typically begin as such; they develop with time, often leading to loss of friends and family estrangement (See how abusers isolate victims). Of course, they don’t begin this way because if you met a potential partner that made you swoon but then informed you that you’d likely lose all of your best friends and family members because of him or her, well, that’s an easy deal-breaker. So why do we ever allow toxic relationships to lead to friend and family estrangement?

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Finding Motivation for Recovery from Mental Illness

Finding Motivation for Recovery from Mental Illness

Motivation for recovery from mental illness can sometimes falter, but you can bring it up again and keep your life moving forward. Here's how I stay motivated.

The motivation for recovery from mental illness depends on the individual, so it is important to find reasons in your life to stay motivated. Recovery can be a long and bumpy road, but those reasons will give your journey purpose. Setting goals can give you something to look forward to and keep your life moving forward. Here are some of the reasons I stay motivated in recovery from mental illness.

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Identify Unhealthy Behavior Patterns for Your Mental Health

Identify Unhealthy Behavior Patterns for Your Mental Health

Unhealthy behavior patterns can prolong mental illness symptoms. Awareness of your mental illness and your patterns helps you recover from your mental problems.Unhealthy behavior patterns sneak up on all of us, especially if you have a mental illness. By using awareness and reflection to uncover your unhealthy behavior patterns, and then using your patterns to recover from mental illness, you’ll amplify your recovery process. If you are not aware of your unhealthy behavior patterns and tendencies, if you are not aware of what triggers you to feel depressed, anxious or mentally ill in any way, then there is no way to recover from it.

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How to Stop Dehumanizing People with Addiction

How to Stop Dehumanizing People with Addiction

Dehumanizing people with addiction is commonplace and creates treatment barriers. Learn what dehumanizing people with addiction means and how to stop it.

Dehumanizing people with addiction is something many people do without thinking about it. For example, when someone says “addict,” there are probably a few images that readily come to mind and descriptors to go along with those images — crackhead, drunkard, nasty, degenerate, the list goes on. This is the stigma of mental illness at play as preconceived notions and dated ideas of what it means to have an addiction take over our perception. When we let that happen, we’re dehumanizing people with addiction. This happens with all kinds of addiction, too.

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ADHD and Video Games: Will Gaming Harm Your Child with ADHD?

ADHD and Video Games: Will Gaming Harm Your Child with ADHD?

ADHD and video games raise important questions. How safe is gaming for a child with ADHD? Can parents use video games to improve behavior? Learn about it here.Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and video games: How much screen time do you allow your child with ADHD? I ask because parents of children with ADHD have a love/hate relationship with video games. They can be a huge motivator for our kids. They provide us with rare quiet times. Yet, we’re often shamed based on how much screen time our kids get. Using screens is often viewed as poor parenting. I’ve even been told video games cause my son’s ADHD (Stigma Against Parents Who Raise a Child with Mental Illness). These days, asking me about my child’s screen time will elicit the same response as asking me about my weight. I will lie about it, then I’ll go home and cry.

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Borderline and Relationships: The Fear of Abandonment

Borderline and Relationships: The Fear of Abandonment

Borderline and relationships are a tough pair to manage. Do you feel like no one can relate to your struggle with the fear of abandonment? Check this out.

Unfortunately, borderline and relationships just don’t seem to go hand in hand. Everywhere you look there’s talk of how it just won’t work and your constant fear of abandonment will only leave you controlling and dependent. Sometimes all you can feel is alone. Relationships with borderline are tough.

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Three Common Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder

Three Common Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder

Myths about borderline personality disorder stigmatize the disorder and the people living with it. Learn three common myths about BPD and the reality of them.

Myths about borderline personality disorder abound. Are we “crazy?” Are we “impossible?” Are we “doomed?” One of the main reasons I wanted to start writing and blogging about borderline personality disorder (BPD) was to address the stigma I’ve encountered as a woman living with this diagnosis out in the world. Today, I thought I would break down three of the most common myths about borderline personality disorder (BPD) I’ve encountered and my thoughts (as well as science’s) about each of them.

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Proper Communication Methods Are Vital for Relationships

Proper Communication Methods Are Vital for Relationships

Proper communication methods change depending on what message you want to relay. Learn how verbal and written communication can be used to better relationships.

Using proper communication methods in relationships at work and home are important, but, for people with anxiety, communication can be very difficult. Many people either do not communicate enough or primarily choose to use one method–either verbal or written communication. However, both written words and verbal speech are very important to maintain relationships. If you struggle with proper communication methods, read on to learn about when to talk and when to write and how each can affect relationships.

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