Blog Entries - MENTAL HEALTH
Over the past one hundred years, the approaches we use to talk about and treat mental health disorders have rapidly evolved. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, and especially since the 1950s, mental health disorders have been increasingly studied, classified, and destigmatized.
Addressing mental health struggles and working to improve them is one of the best things you can do for yourself. However, it is important to take care of your mental health in a way that is sustainable for your lifestyle.
One of the best methods of improving your mental health is through therapy with a counselor or psychologist. However, the most traditional therapeutic sessions are not right for everyone. Many people need a relaxed setting where they feel they are conversing with a peer or friend, while others want more of a scholarly or clinical setting.
Emotional factors play a significant role in the recovery journey. Individuals may have to navigate setbacks and relapses, and it is essential to recognize that emotions and negative feelings are a natural part of the process. As individuals work towards recovery, they may experience a range of emotions, including anger, frustration, sadness, and anxiety.
These emotions can arise from various triggers, such as memories of past substance abuse or challenging life circumstances. Individuals in recovery must learn healthy ways to cope with these emotions rather than turning to addictive substances for relief.
On the road to recovery and a brighter future, there may be setbacks and relapses. But stumbles and mistakes do not mean that we have failed, instead they represent a chance to reflect on our goals and identify areas of change and improvement.
This is especially true for people working to recover from substance use disorders. Alcohol and other drugs often have a powerful hold over us and removing them from our lives can be a serious challenge
Human beings are social creatures. Unlike some other species of animals, we have close-knit family structures, we rely on the emotional support of our friends, and we spend much of our lives collaborating with other people to achieve larger goals.
It is only logical that the quality of our relationships plays an important role in determining the quality of our mental health and well-being.
Recovery from addiction and other challenges is a courageous and transformative journey. It requires dedication, perseverance, and a mindset that embraces growth and learning. In this blog, we will explore the concept of a growth mindset and how it can be applied specifically to the recovery journey.