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Complex Childhood PTSD

Several factors can lead to children with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) receiving delayed or restricted support early in life. These elements might differ based on the circumstances and setting. Still, some common causes include a lack of awareness, hidden symptoms, trauma secrecy and shame, and limited mental health services. In this blog post, we’ll explain the impact of Childhood Complex PTSD and how leaving it untreated can affect you. Several factors can contribute to the delayed or limited help

Importance of Mental Breaks

Some of the most demanding jobs allow for little or no time for mental breaks, yet the duties of these jobs require people to stay focused, motivated, and in good mental and physical health. High-stress environments and demanding schedules can impact work-life balance, stress management, overall productivity, and well-being. In this blog post, we’ll share the importance of incorporating regular mental breaks into your workday and why these breaks are essential for protecting your mental health. Neglecting mental health needs

Setting Boundaries in an Enmeshed Family

You’ve heard the term “dysfunctional family” but may not be as familiar with one particular type of dysfunction known as “enmeshment.” An enmeshed family is one in which boundaries rarely exist or don’t exist at all. The result can be detrimental to parents and children, as seen in behaviors that harm family relationships. Let’s look at how enmeshment shows up in families like yours and how to respond by setting healthy boundaries. You may have experienced enmeshment if you grew

Benefits of Mental Health IOP

Mental health is a significant issue that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. While weekly counseling sessions in person or online may provide benefits to some people, they’re not effective for everyone. Your loved one may need more comprehensive care, the kind that’s available at an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Let’s introduce some of the main benefits of an IOP so you can determine if a structured and supportive treatment environment is suitable for your loved one.  Intensive Outpatient

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and addiction are directly linked and can begin as early as childhood and adolescence. Unresolved trauma can impact a person for life and contribute to the development of substance use disorders. Trauma therapies have proven valuable in addressing past trauma in people working on their sober goals. Origins offers our patients evidence-based trauma therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to help process trauma. Traumatic experiences early in life can play a significant role long after childhood ends.

How to Live with Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Living with a person with any significant mental health issue is demanding and living with a spouse or partner with bipolar disorder can be incredibly challenging. Learning how to equip yourself with the skills needed to support a loved one and practice good self-care daily is essential. Let’s introduce some strategies you can begin using right away to reduce some of the stress of your situation and create healthier habits within your household. Someone with bipolar disorder may exhibit certain

When Is Inpatient Treatment for Mental Health Needed?

Any step to get mental health needs met is important. However, you may not know when moving from a weekly therapy session to a more comprehensive approach is critical. Let’s look at how to determine when inpatient treatment for mental health for yourself or someone you know is necessary. Inpatient treatment for mental health can be an instrumental way for a person with severe depression, anxiety, or trauma to begin healing. Criteria for knowing when you’d benefit most from a

Self-Care for Your Mental Health

Self-care is an essential part of maintaining your mental health. When you take the time to care for yourself, you send a message that your well-being is a priority which can be especially important if you are dealing with a substance use disorder or in recovery. There are many different ways to practice self-care. This blog post will discuss the importance of self-care on your mental health and how to incorporate it into your daily life. When you take care

What is Trauma-Informed Treatment?

When it comes to substance use disorders, there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding. One of the most common misconceptions is that people with addiction are “bad” or “weak,” which could not be further from the truth. Addiction is a complex brain disease that affects people from all walks of life. Trauma-informed treatment is a particular type of care that recognizes trauma’s role in addiction and recovery. This blog post will discuss what trauma-informed treatment is and why it’s

What is a Residential Treatment Center? 5 Things to…

When researching how to manage a substance use disorder (SUD) you’ve probably wondered, “What is a residential treatment center?” at some point. Without knowing what inpatient treatment means, you might miss considering it as a potential option for your alcohol or drug use. To help you make a more informed decision, let’s look at what’s offered at a residential treatment center and five things you should know before going to one. A residential treatment center is designed to have a

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