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Mental Health
man and woman walking their dog - Better recovery
08
Jan

Want a Better Recovery? Exercise!

If there was something free you could do to alleviate fatigue, reduce depression and anxiety symptoms, and make you feel more in control of your wellness, would you do it? Yep, we’re going into the “exercise is good for you!” box and pulling out all the treats! We Know, We Know Of the things you...
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woman using a light box for SAD light therapy
31
Dec

How to Handle SAD for Better Mental Health

When you feel more down or blue during the winter, it’s quite possible you’re experiencing the aptly-named SAD: seasonal affective disorder. Even in Southern Arizona, where Cottonwood Tucson is located, many people struggle in winter due to shorter daylight hours, among other factors. What Causes SAD? Although 10 million Americans experience SAD each year, scientists...
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digital illustration of support group - diverse people in chairs in a circle - support role
03
Dec

Coping With a Loved One’s Mental Health Issues

Being a Support Role for a Loved One When someone you love has unmanaged mental health problems, it may seem at times that the emotional rollercoaster is too much to bear. You ebb from worry and helplessness to frustration and even anger. These feelings are valid, and how you learn more about your support role...
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man in his forties sitting at home on his couch looking bored or sad - languishing
12
Nov

What Is Languishing and How Does It Impact Your Mental Health?

When we think of someone flourishing in life, we notice their vitality, contagious energy, and general positivity. Languishing, a term popularized by psychologist and sociologist Corey Keyes, is the opposite of that. For some people, this state of being might only be temporary. For people with mental health issues, it can make managing their conditions...
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woman laying in bed on her side - better sleep
20
Oct

Methods for Better Sleep

It’s common to think we can get by on little sleep occasionally, as we can always make it up later. In reality, we should pay close attention to our “sleep hygiene” and do all we can to get better rest. What Is Sleep Hygiene? The Sleep Foundation defines sleep hygiene as “a variety of different...
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cropped shot of person lighting several candles - self-care
13
Oct

The Value of Self-Care Routines for Better Health

Self-care is often a buzzword that many people grow weary of hearing, simply because they think it involves a lot of snake-oil products or unrealistic methods. While there might be a little of that in the marketplace, it benefits you to take the concept seriously and develop what helps you be your best. “You Can’t...
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closeup of young child looking sad and fearful - adverse childhood experiences
07
Oct

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Mental Health

Unless you’ve already been through aspects of trauma therapy, you might be unfamiliar with the term “adverse childhood experiences” or ACEs. Adverse Childhood Experiences are specific criteria that mental health professionals use to assess what traumas children or adults might have faced, and why treatment must resolve these issues before healing can begin. Understanding ACEs...
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black and white illustration of woman's silhouette in window, sad and alone - complicated grief
26
Sep

The Trauma of Complicated Grief

There are many reasons why people might spiral into an abyss of grief. What makes it more challenging is when they also feel they can’t fully express themselves or seem to come to terms with the loss. Finding support to not only accept grief and loss but also learn methods to move through it often...
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cropped shot of man in military fatigues talking to a therapist who is taking notes - treatment for veterans
13
Aug

Addiction, Mental Health, and PTSD Treatment for Veterans

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states a cold, hard fact: Veterans and active military personnel with alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) are three times more likely to receive a diagnosis of depression and/or PTSD. So if you or a loved one need professional help for SUD or AUD, mood disorders,...
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pretty young Black woman making notes in a notebook while holding her cell phone - residential
27
May

Deciding on Residential Treatment for Mental Health Issues

There are moments in life when you simply have to write out a pros and cons list when making a major decision. If you’re at a crossroads about how to improve wellness management but have never tried residential treatment for mental health issues, we’ll provide some facts to help your thought process. Peel Back the...
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