Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Coping, Suicidal Thoughts | No Comments
Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

It is never easy when a loved one dies from suicide. It often leaves family devastated and with feelings of disparity, anger, confusion, and guilt; but it is important to remember it is not your fault. You may have these feelings long after your loved one has passed away, along with nightmares, social withdrawals, and […]

Keeping Love First with Jeff Jay

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Coping, Drug and Alcohol Use | No Comments
Keeping Love First with Jeff Jay

Image Source: http://www.interventionsupport.com/intervention-steps/10-tips-for-intervention/   Recovery Unscripted, addiction and mental health recovery podcast, sits down with author and interventionist, Jeff Jay. He shares information about his book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention. Take a listen to learn more on his thoughts of using this method to connect with a loved one’s heart.   Take […]

How To Recognize Summer Depression And What You Can Do To Manage It

How To Recognize Summer Depression And What You Can Do To Manage It

Summer. It’s when we get to enjoy cool activities rather than just dream about them. And that includes long warm evenings, outdoor barbecues, holidays, vacations and so much more. So, after yearning for summer for months and months, it seems strange that anyone would feel depressed at that time of year. But for some people, […]

Attachment in Adoptive, Fostering, & Blended Families by David Bourne MS, LPC

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Coping, Marriage, Parenting, Youth | No Comments
Attachment in Adoptive, Fostering, & Blended Families by David Bourne MS, LPC

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Recently I am seeing more created families coming into my office in the form of adoption and fostering as well as blended families. Families are beautiful expressions of love. That being said, families can require lots of work to help them flow smoothly. One frequent issue I see […]

What Is A Functioning Addict?

What Is A Functioning Addict?

What is a Functional Addict? More than 16 million American adults over the age of 17 were classified with an alcohol use disorder in 2013, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports. Image Source: DualDiagnosis.org: Functional Alcoholic When you think of an alcoholic, or someone who regularly engages in unhealthy and heavy drinking […]