For far too long, mental illness was talked of in hushed tones, when it was talked of at all, leading to ignorance, fear and stigma. Today, slowly, that’s starting to change, and part of the credit goes to an increasing number of celebrities who are sharing the stories of their mental health challenges.
For many young people, college means finding themselves in a new environment, freed from parental oversight, making their own decisions, and struggling to keep up academically and fit in socially. It’s pretty much a recipe for alcohol and drug use.
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) have the potential to be powerful ammunition on the frontlines of addiction and mental health issues in the workforce. As more companies begin to rely on EAPs to help alleviate barriers to timely, affordable behavioral healthcare services, it’s important that EAP professionals are up to speed on some key facts about…
On the soccer field, she may have seemed superhuman. But in her personal life, she was anything but, says Abby Wambach, the world’s leading scorer in international goals.
Movies and TV portray alcohol and drug use as synonymous with college. Little wonder then that incoming students often expect (and their parents fear) that their educational experience will be one big party.
It’s one of those spontaneous Twitter hashtags that pops up and immediately starts to trend — #ReasonsWhyINeedDrugs. The expected jokes and tributes to getting wasted are there. But there’s also plenty to remind readers that drug use so often grows out of mental and physical health issues.
Each day, Brent Clark carries five index cards in his back pocket as a reminder of where he’s been and where he could be headed.
Promises Treatment Centers® and The Promises Foundation Honor Recovery Month with 11th Annual Polo in the Palisades Event
For the 11th year, The Promises Foundation presents its annual Polo in the Palisades charity polo match. The event benefits Miriam’s House, a transitional recovery home for low-income women and their children.
Imagine the shock of finding marijuana in your child’s room. A million thoughts instantly swarm your mind. You begin to panic and immediately feel like lashing out in rage and sadness. Are you a failure as a parent? Where did you go wrong? Where do you go from here?
Matthew Goldenberg, D.O., a board certified psychiatrist and addiction psychiatry specialist, joins Promises Treatment Centers® as Associate Medical Director of Professionals Health Services.