Staying on the path to recovery is especially important during stressful times. Many people in recovery from alcohol and Substance Use Disorder rely on in-person meetings with their counselor or doctor to help keep them on track. But what happens when in-person meetings are no longer possible?
The stigma around mental illness prevents people from seeking the help they need. When you fight that perception, you not only become an ally, you help people in need feel more comfortable seeking care.
Is there such a thing as “good stress”? Although “stress” is usually a negative term, positive stress, or “eustress,” is what you feel when you get a new challenge—it actually can be a great motivator. “Distress,” meanwhile, is the constant feeling of being challenged or overwhelmed without any relief.
You might think that holiday stress just comes with the territory. But it doesn’t have to — and if you find yourself feeling stressed at the holidays every year, you may put yourself at risk for physical effects. Find out why staying stress free is good for both body and mind.
If you or a family member is suffering from depression, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Everyone feels sad, anxious or moody at times. But when these feelings continue for two weeks or more, you may be suffering from depression.