Abuse of drugs and alcohol can lead to addiction, possible overdose, worsening mental health problems, and delays in addressing physical and mental health conditions. With rates of other drugs increasing in recent years, it’s important to understand when recreational drinking turns into problem drinking and how alcohol use can link to other recreational substances.
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After the stress of parenting through the pandemic and managing over two years of major life changes, it can be hard to know how to help a depressed teen or how to help a socially awkward kid. Part of parenting means having a few mental health tools and resources on hand.
Suicide is a major health problem, and the global suicide mortality rate amounts to 1.4% of all deaths worldwide. Most suicides are related to psychiatric disease, with depression, substance use disorders and psychosis being the most relevant risk factors. However, anxiety, personality-, eating-, and trauma-related disorders, as well as organic mental disorders, also contribute. Psychological […]
Many Factors Contribute to Suicide Risk. A combination of situations could lead someone to consider suicide. Risk factors increase the possibility of suicide, but they might not be direct causes. Risk Factors:
As offices, schools, and homes re-open, we need the tools to plan out a future that resembles something closer to a new normal. A February 2022 poll shows most Americans are ready for things to return to “normal,” but are also unsure exactly what that will look like. Job changes, school closures, and changing public […]
During the pandemic, coping mechanisms like alcohol consumption skyrocketed and have remained significantly higher than pre-pandemic numbers. It’s not surprising that similar patterns appear with weight gain, and decreased physical activity. We’ve also seen an overall lack of chronic disease prevention. At the same time, many parents have begun to express concern over their children’s […]
Every family is unique, but all families share a bond that can be used to support one another during trying times.While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for helping a family member who is drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with a mental illness, research shows that family support can play a major role in […]
Entering adulthood can be an emotional time, but sometimes the ups and downs can mean something more. Millions of young adults are living with a mental or substance use disorder and many either do not realize they have one or are not paying attention to the signs and not seeking help. In fact, of the […]
What are Serious Mental Illnesses? Mental illnesses are disorders that affect a person’s thinking, mood, and/or behavior —and they can range from mild to severe. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, nearly one-in-five adults live with a mental illness. A mental illness that interferes with a person’s life and ability to function is […]
Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. There are steps you can take to keep yourself safe through a crisis, which include: Find a therapist / support group Build a support network Make a safety plan for yourself Here at Cove Behavioral Health we have safety nets and teammates who […]