Blog Posts - Mental Illness

Recovery Should Heal the Whole Person

Historically, recovery was pretty simple: put a person through detox and keep them sober. Period. Sometimes it worked, but most often sobriety didn’t last. Instead, there was relapse after relapse and that person might have never truly recovere...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 30, 2016

Equality In Pain 4402

Back at the hotel, the crew gathered in my suite to discuss Chen Lau’s erratic behavior at the restaurant. Rory said that he hopes the tour doesn’t end with the billionaire doing anything that’ll tarnish our visit here. “He...
by Scragg Man on Mar 28, 2016

Falling Out Of The Tower 4401

Chen Lau took us to a place called the Courtyard Restaurant, a high-end eatery that made us all feel a tad out of place. We got a table in the reserved section where Chen sat at the head of the table. He suggested meals from the menu that all sounde...
by Scragg Man on Mar 27, 2016

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression Help

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps a person become aware of negative, inaccurate thinking in order to become more equipped in dealing with challenging situations. This type of psychotherapy has proven effective in...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 23, 2016

Stay Sober After Drug Rehab With These Tips

Recovery is a journey and it doesn’t end after leaving a drug rehab center. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to experience a relapse but there are many strategies you can use to prevent relapse and stay sober. Here are a few things that you c...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 9, 2016

Why You Might Get Hooked on Alcohol But Not Drugs

Perhaps it’s obvious that drinking alcohol is more readily accepted by the general public than the use of illicit drugs. If you were to call a friend, for example, you might be okay with saying, “Hey let’s go out for a drink.”...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 6, 2016

Shouldn’t evolution end mental illness?

By David Joel Miller. Why are there so very many different genes involved in mental health? Clearly there were lots of lifeforms on the earth in the past that are no longer around. Without getting sidetracked here by the whole … Continue readin...
by counseolrssoapbox on Feb 29, 2016

Merely Paper 4336

I felt like shit when I woke, and my body was telling me that it didn’t appreciate this schedule. I showered up and then got up with the rest of the crew who were equally disagreeable. We ate at the hotel restaurant and tried to make sense of t...
by Scragg Man on Feb 24, 2016

A Troubled Mind And A Broken Heart 4335

Two hours later, Erica was still running wild, and there was speculation that she either bolted for parts unknown or committed suicide, which left Barton distraught. Kevin, who wanted to cuss out the billionaire, but knew it would be wrong, tried to...
by Scragg Man on Feb 24, 2016

Signs Of The Time, Part 93

“Mandatory depression screening for all Americans”? Just got wind of this “doozy” Monday afternoon from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Former Texas congressman and two-time Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wrote in...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 9, 2016

Do the mentality ill need to stay sick?

By David Joel Miller. Mental health care is caught in a bind. What are we to do about the mentally ill? Our systems of care are stuck on the very sharp points of a modern dilemma. Most of those care … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on Feb 1, 2016

Evil Eye

I am able to see many beautiful things out of my “big pretty brown eyes” many wonderful things that evil and ugly people cannot tarnish from around me. The joy and the prosperity, the peace and the protection, the love and the respect, th...
by "My Voice" Weblog on Jan 17, 2016

Video: Facing the Challenges of Mental Illness

In the video “Diagnosed” by Buzzfeed, one woman describes the challenges she experienced while battling a mental illness. The post Video: Facing the Challenges of Mental Illness appeared first on Lakehouse Recovery Center.
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 5, 2016

Overcoming Depression

Depression is one of those things that is widely misunderstood by society. They equate depression with the emotion of sadness, not as a debilitating illness. It’s difficult when overcoming depression. I’ve battled severe Mental Illness fo...
by Queering Through Life on Jan 5, 2016

The Liebster Award

I tend to be religiously on my phone checking my Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. This afternoon I was surprised when Kayla Sue over at Always Kayla Sue awarded me with The Liebster Award! Thank you! What is the Liebster Award? The Liebster Award is s...
by Queering Through Life on Jan 4, 2016

The Secret Diary of a Skin Picker

The Secret Diary of a Skin Picker I have dermatillomania.  Not many people know what that is, do you? It’s okay if you don’t know, because I didn’t either. However, now I know and I’m here to spread the word. Dermatillomania is a form of bod...
by Queering Through Life on Jan 4, 2016

I Just Decided to Stop Trying to Die, but Why?

I’ve spoken openly about my Mental Health past and all the darkness that it entailed on many occasions. I’m not ashamed of it, as I have learned a lot and come a long way from where I was. A question I often encounter is how did I get bet...
by Queering Through Life on Jan 1, 2016

Video: Depression Explained

Close to 10 percent of adults in the United States struggle with depression. Watch the video below from TED-Ed to better understand what depression actually is. The post Video: Depression Explained appeared first on Lakehouse Recovery Center.
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 23, 2015

Video: Mental Illness and the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but especially for those struggling with a mental illness. This video provides tips on how to survive the holiday season. The post Video: Mental Illness and the Holidays appeared first on Lakehouse Rec...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 22, 2015

Free Fall 4200

I hate it when bullshit detracts from real achievement, so I couldn’t end the night with Erica’s nonsense. “Unfortunately, we live in a wacky world inhabited by a few dingleberries who like nothing better than to bring us down to th...
by Scragg Man on Dec 22, 2015

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