Mental Health Recovery

Suicide and Mental Health Awareness in Colorado

Suicide and mental health go hand-in-hand. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 2022 suicide rates increased 2.6% from 2021 to almost 50,000 people per year. (This data takes time to collect and analyze). The CDC further breaks down suicide by age and other demographic information for reference, but that is outside

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Why do people self-harm?

This is a great question, and self-harm is one of the mostly highly stigmatized aspects of mental illness. Per the American Psychological Association, about 5% adults self-harm with rates spiking in early adulthood. That’s about 16.5 million adults in the U.S. today. This still does not answer the question of as why do people self-harm?

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Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery

Mental health symptoms and substance use sometimes go hand-in-hand. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that roughly 7.7 million adults have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in the United States. Why do Mental Health and Substance Use Often Co-Occur? Sometimes early onset substance use, to include alcohol use, can preclude the onset

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What Are The Benefits of Mental Health Therapy?

Mental Health Therapy Benefits A local mental health therapist can offer support for a variety of challenges or symptoms that occur in life. Reasons to seek individual therapy in South Kenosha can include but is not limited to: Alleviate stress(ors) Learn coping skills Process past trauma Grief Counseling Couples Counseling Work Stress Affairs and Infidelity

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Impacts of Depression on Life

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in 2020, 8.4% of adults in the United States experienced a depressive episode. Click here to read more information from NAMI on Depression. How Does Depression Affect My Life? Depression can present differently for every person. Some may experience a number of the common depression symptoms.

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How Can Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Help Me?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR) Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that has been gaining empirical evidence for the treatment of trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), depression, self-harm, and addiction. How Does EMDR Therapy Work? EMDR is unpinned by the Adaptive Information Process (AIP) system and theory. This theory

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Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy Individual therapy is gaining popularity as it can target a wide array of challenges someone experiences in life. Most therapy is confidential unless certain statutory limitations are met that would require mandatory reporting. Another way to buffer against the potential of someone reviewing your records it to private pay for services which eliminates

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Vicarious Trauma

What Is Vicarious Trauma? Vicarious trauma occurs when a person experiences trauma without directly witnessing the traumatic event. This can be through the large amounts of trauma on social media, reading about the ongoing war in Ukraine, or hearing about school shootings. Also, having a job that is closely tied to traumatic experiences can create

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Avoidance, Escape, and Control

Avoidance, Escape, and Control Human beings are creatures of habit. Sometimes these habits do not always serve us in the best way. Avoidance, escape, and control, when used in small amounts, do not harm our lives. However, if they are used in large quantities these thought and behavioral patterns can be disastrous. What Is Avoidance?

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