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Healthy Friends vs. Unhealthy Friends

You are who you surround yourself with. Although it may be a clichéd belief, for many, the saying holds true. If you’re in treatment, it is important to surround yourself with positive, healthy relationships that will be a source of support during and after the recovery process. For many people, this may mean avoiding friends you used to hang out with before you entered treatment. It doesn’t stop there. Developing new friendships can also be tricky as you try to find a healthy network of friends. The Difference between Healthy & Unhealthy Friendships It might seem like a safe bet…

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From Broken to Whole Again

Written by DH Women's Program, alumni family member, Beth O. March 2017 When I grew up, my mother was our caretaker and did everything for us. She put us through dance and gymnastics classes, voice lessons, drove us to soccer games and saved every last dollar from her two jobs to give us everything we needed and wanted. She was strong, smart and our rock when my father left us during the times we needed him most. I was in middle school and my sister was in elementary school. These were the years we needed our father, but he suffered…

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Do I Need Mental Health Treatment?

Mental health treatment is necessary for the many women suffering from common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Do you need mental health treatment? Here are some signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders. Anxiety Symptoms You may need mental health treatment for anxiety if... You have fears that are irrational and overwhelming. You have trouble sleeping. Worry consumes you. You always feel like you can’t relax and you’re restless. You experience difficulty concentrating. You’re irritable and nervous. Physical manifestations can include headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and other maladies. Signs…

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