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suicide prevention
10
Sep

National Suicide Awareness Month: What Can You Do?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 45,000 Americans ages 10 or older ended their lives in 2016. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. On average, there are 132 suicides each day, with firearms accounting for more than half of suicide deaths. While suicide can often be preventable,...
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Drug Overdose Deaths by State
31
Aug

Louisiana Leads Drug Overdose Deaths by State in 2020

Drug overdose death statistics from 2020 brought the nation’s mental health crisis to the forefront. As coronavirus surges rippled through the country, lost jobs, forced isolation, and broken support networks contributed to record-breaking increases in substance use and overdose deaths nationwide. While every state witnessed an increase in overdoses, drug overdose deaths by state indicate...
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suicide rates during COVID
24
Aug

Suicide Rates During COVID: Reviewing the Latest Data

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of Americans and everyone else around the world. In addition to the physical and social changes that have occurred, there have also been serious concerns surrounding people’s mental health during this time. But has there been an increase in suicide...
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Delusions vs Hallucinations
13
Aug

Delusions vs Hallucinations: Understanding False Realities

Delusions and hallucinations are both symptoms of mental health disorders that alter a person’s perception of reality. However, while similar, they are not the same. Understanding the differences between delusions vs hallucinations can be helpful in diagnosis and treatment as well as in the management of mental health conditions that cause these symptoms. The mind...
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Tina drug - crystal meth abuse
22
Jul

Tina Drug Abuse: Louisiana Methamphetamine Recovery

Methamphetamine abuse is on the rise in Louisiana, but you may hear it called by street names for meth, especially among younger crowds. Other names for meth include chalk, crank, speed, and the “Tina” drug, and methamphetamine addiction is becoming a larger problem across Louisiana, particularly among ravers. Today, we’re going to tell you what...
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depression awareness
15
Jul

Depression Awareness in Louisiana: How Treatment Can Help

Depression symptoms are common, affecting about 19% of people in the United States in 2019. Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak, rates of depression have increased nationwide. When broken down by state, the highest rates of depression and anxiety were found in Louisiana, a trend that was established even before the outbreak of the virus. Given...
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addictive personality traits
01
Jul

Addictive Personality Traits: Can They Predict Addiction?

Your personality is unique to you—it makes you who you are and illustrates your passions, likes, and dislikes. But did you know that your personality could also leave you at risk for developing addictive qualities? These characteristics are known as addictive personality traits, which we will examine in closer detail below. But how reliable are...
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addiction recovery
17
Jun

The Stages of Addiction and How to Break the Cycle

There is a popular misconception that there is a thin line between “casual substance use” and “alcohol or drug addiction.” However, the truth is that there are stages of addiction, and progressing through them is how addiction develops. The good news is that if you can identify that you’re in an early stage of substance...
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mental illness list
03
Jun

Mental Illness List: What Can Be Treated?

Mental health is something that affects the way humans think, behave, and feel on a daily basis. If you are somebody who has a mental health diagnosis, you might feel confused or even ashamed. However, many people don’t realize that many different mental health disorders are treatable with the right support and intervention methods.  Today,...
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alcohol vitamin deficiency
20
May

Do You Have Alcohol Vitamin Deficiency? Signs and Symptoms

Having a beer or cocktail with a healthy dinner might give you the illusion that you are doing everything you need to do to keep your body running smoothly. However, frequent alcohol consumption can actually prevent you from receiving the benefits of vitamins and nutrients. This problem is called alcohol vitamin deficiency. Understanding alcohol vitamin...
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