Category

Mental Health

Mental Health |

Mental health issues and substance use often go together and are called co-occurring disorders. Read more about addiction and mental health here.

Make Life Less Complicated by Decluttering
All too often, our environment reflects the busyness associated with everyday obligations. Whether you live alone or have an active family, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by various responsibilities and either cram stuff away into crowded closets or navigate around piles you hope to clear away eventually. However, if you’re trying to cope with stress...
Why Is Asking for Help So Hard?
It’s sometimes a challenge to ask for help. We all want to be as self-sufficient as possible. But there’s a difference between, say, painting a room and dealing with complicated issues by yourself. So why do we find it so difficult to reach out when we need support, guidance, and encouragement? Researchers have some theories. ...
What Is a Growth Mindset, and How Can It Help You?
As you learn more about addiction and recovery, it’s fascinating to be introduced to new ways of thinking. Recognizing that you have the ability to not only change behavior but also adjust thought patterns presents a whole new world of opportunities. And this is the core of a growth mindset.  Understanding Fixed and Growth MindsetsVocabulary.com...
sleep hygiene Photo by Sander Sammy on Unsplash
At any given time, the information cycle features a story about how Americans are sleep-deprived and what can be done about it. Are you one of these people? If you’re in recovery, this isn’t a surprise, as insomnia is often a common problem. The good news is there are ways to improve your sleep hygiene...
journaling, journal, writing, thinking
When you need to hash out certain emotions, process troubling thoughts, and give yourself a safe place for expression, few outlets are as successful as journaling. Here’s why experts often recommend this practice not only for people in recovery, but also for anyone looking to improve their health. A Diary vs. Journaling: What’s the Difference?...
man, therapy, venting, couch, counseling
Sometimes you feel it coming. Other times, it boils over in one way or another. Whether you’re frustrated, ticked off, sad, or overwhelmed, it’s natural to want to vent. It’s also possible that regardless of how you feel, you won’t say a word, but those emotions seep out eventually. Constructive venting helps you strike a...
girl, happy, music, headphones
Designing a healthy life has numerous components—a whole-foods eating plan, regular exercise, plenty of sleep and yes, for many of us, sobriety. But it doesn’t have to be all rules and no fun! One of the best ways to add joy to your life daily is to listen to music.    Science Reinforces How Music Helps...
suicide prevention mental health friends hug
According to the most recent statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), there are approximately 130 suicides daily in the U.S. White males have the highest risk rate in our country, comprising about 70 percent of all suicides as of 2020. Additionally, more than 800,000 people throughout the world take their lives each...
girl on social media at night
Social media can be one way to maintain a connection with people who share your interests and circumstances. At Willingway, we’re happy to provide a presence on Facebook and Instagram to help foster a community among individuals celebrating sobriety and create a gateway to others seeking treatment they can trust. But when is social media...
illustration of cartoon man with the top of his head exploding into a mushroom cloud - burnout
Everyone experiences burnout. Certain life circumstances—such as workplace pressure, caring for a busy family or an ailing senior parent, or consistent financial trouble—can wear you down. If it’s important to maintain sobertity in addition to everything else, it’s only natural to feel stretched thin. So how do you cope with burnout in recovery? Understanding the...
1 2 3 4 5

Help Me Now!