On This Page: What Is Trauma? What Is PTSD? Rebuilding Trust Treatment Getting Help One of the most complex human emotions is trust. Trust is the strong belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. Trauma can disrupt the emotion of trust, and this can have a lasting impact on a…

Sexual harassment is a serious situation. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is against the law to harass a person because of that person’s sex. Harassment is further defined as including any or all of the following: Unwelcome sexual advances Requests for sexual favors Verbal or physical harassment of a sexual…

On This Page: What Is Oppression? Why Does Depression Lead to Substance Use? Successfully Treating Depression and Addiction 24 Hour Depression Helpline Depression is a serious psychological disorder that often has significant physiological underpinnings. Contrary to popular misconceptions, a depressed person is not necessarily simply sad. Depression involves an imbalance of critical brain chemicals that manage mood,…

Oxycodone is an opioid narcotic painkiller that has become famous for its addictive properties. Like other opioid drugs, oxycodone has many life-threatening effects on physical health. It can also cause major problems for emotional health, relationships, finances, and mental health. Long-term use of oxycodone will rewire the brain to some extent, although these changes can…

The most common form of intervention is when a group of people confront someone in trouble to make a decision. The individual can enroll in a treatment program or face the consequences of not seeking treatment. Often this form of intervention is very persuasive and provides clarity to the individual that needs help. However, this…

By Cindy Coloma Tina jumped as her alarm went off. Everything seemed to startle her lately. She had already been awake for hours, suffering from flashbacks that haunted her night after night. She sat up. Her neck and shoulders ached from the tension she had been carrying since she was released from jail. On good…

By Martha McLaughlin Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy approach that’s used for a variety of conditions now. It involves both individual therapy and skills training, generally conducted in a group setting. DBT focuses on balancing acceptance and change and teaching life-enhancement skills, with mindfulness as a…