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Tips For Persuading A Loved One To Seek Help For A Mental Illness

Do you have a close relative that seems to suffer from depression, anxiety, or some type of mental illness? Watching someone suffer from these issues can be depressing and frustrating, especially if the person refuses to get help. If you know someone that really needs help, you may want to start creating a plan to persuade and encourage him or her to seek help from a psychiatrist. As you plan for this, here are a few steps you can take that may help you achieve your goal. Read More 

4 Reasons Why Children Should Not Be The Glue In Your Marriage

Many couples reach a point in their relationship when they experience significant problems and are considering a separation or divorce. However, their logic is to stay together for the children and possibly avoid the emotional scars associated with divorce. Although children may seem like the glue that binds a marriage together, there are reasons this rationalization can make matters worse. Marriage Doesn't Change Parenting One spouse may push to keep the marriage together due to their underlying fear their spouse will no longer be an active part in their child's life if the marriage dissolves. Read More 

5 Tips For Staying Sober After Painkiller Treatment

Addiction to prescription painkillers is both widespread and hard to overcome. With nearly 2 million Americans estimated to be addicted to painkillers, you are far from alone in your addiction. You've already gone through the psychologically and physically challenging experience of rehab, and you should feel very proud of yourself. Now is the time to focus on how to maintain your newfound sobriety after exiting rehab. Here are five ways to do so: Read More 

4 Advantages Of Fathers Using An Outpatient Detox Center Instead Of Inpatient Options

For some fathers, providing for a family can become a struggle when addiction to pain killers or alcohol is involved. Getting treatment is the first step in recovery and there are a lot of options to complete this process. One of the first decisions to make is choosing from an inpatient or outpatient detox center. At an inpatient center, a person stays there for an extended period of time. At an outpatient center, appointments are scheduled and plan is put into action to help you recover and stay sober. Read More 

Curious About Seeking Help: What Goes On During Counseling?

Even those who are die hard about receiving some help about either a mental illness or a rough patch someone is going through in their life might be a reticent about seeking counseling or therapy. For many years, therapy had a social stigma attached to it. Many people tended to think that those who went to therapy were somehow crazy or abnormal. Luckily, such a stigma has somewhat been lifted, but the vestiges of being a little weary of what goes on during a therapy session still remains. Read More