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Substance use disorder can affect anyone. A recent study by American Addiction Centres found that people suffering with mental illness face a higher risk of developing substance use than the rest of the population. The substances looked at were alcohol, marijuana, opioids, […]

Recently I was tested for sleep apnea. Being severely depressed like myself creates changes and disturbances to sleep. I’d go bed tired and wanting to sleep. But I couldn’t fall asleep. My mind kept me awake until 3 or 4 […]

Accompanying family to a clinic has many benefits. Having someone familiar and used to your behaviour and moods creates a safe space to release emotions. Usually there’s some amount of anxiety when going to a clinic or hospital. Family can […]

Do antidepressants cause side effects? Yes, antidepressants can react poorly with your body and create unwanted side effects. Some side effects are temporary and will go away. Certain antidepressants will also change your personality. But some side effects don’t go […]

Body Memory Differs From Body Flashback You may find that a depressed person has aches and pains that can’t be pinned down to some current happening in life. For example, a depressed person may have back aches, stiff neck and […]

  What’s the difference between flower essence and essential oil? Flower essences and essential oils complement each other in the healing the human soul. But the way these two work is very different. Flower essences heal the aura fields around […]

Psychic protection is always important. When I first felt depressed, I was getting confused about the mixed messages I heard from the spirit world. A lot of times the messages of hope and healing were getting muddled with words of […]

    Mental health IS health. You can’t ignore your mental health, or pretend it’s not part of your physical presence on earth. Here are 10 ways to look after your mental health. Talk about your feelings. Don’t keep your […]

  Trying to explain why you attempted suicide is one of the hardest things you may do. You can’t really explain your actions, except that you were in so much pain. So you endure the new onslaught of negativity. You were selfish. […]

  Now that Christmas and New Year’s is over, many suicide survivors are breathing a sigh of relief. That’s because holidays are a time when the loss of a loved one to suicide is painfully put in your face. Everyone […]