Media and The Portrayal of Mental Illness Disorders

Integrative Life Center Movies and television shows, as well as other forms of entertainment, have the ability to shape how we see the world. However, the portrayal of mental illness in the media is not often one that is portrayed…

Veterans speak about substance abuse and PTSD…in Virtual Reality

John Riley A friend of mine named Syrmor Shiraz also know as just “Syrmor” on Youtube is a interviewer who speaks to many people online in a therapy session atmosphere. He has 1.1 million subscribers and for some reason. I…

The Power of Positivity in Addiction Recovery in Minneapolis

Optionsfamily.com When it comes to building a new life in addiction recovery from drugs or alcohol, the power of positivity is often underestimated. Focusing on long-term happiness can help each person live life to the fullest, in recovery from alcohol…

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A Break-Through Approach To Addiction And Behavioral Health Leads To Wellness For All

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Buddhist Teachings on Mindfulness Meditation

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Use Mindfulness to Improve Well-Being

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Studies show you weren’t (necessarily) happier when you were younger.

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The Keys to Understanding Dysthymia (High-Functioning Depression)

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How to Treat Both Trauma and Addiction

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