All too often when we look beyond a child’s drinking or drug use we discover their struggle to manage intolerable thoughts, feelings or memories is a core issue that needs treatment.
My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.
How can the addiction treatment community continue to assist people who are now being left even more isolated and desperate?
Would we be able to reach across the distance—and our failings—to touch each other, to smile?
The pandemic has been devastating to older adults and their families when they are unable to see each other and provide practical and emotional support.
As funny as it sounds, I often must explain to parents that we cannot give their child a personality transplant.
After putting herself and her family through years of hell, Hope Andersen found the faith to put her life back together.
People with OCD face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.
A recent analysis predicted as many as 75,000 people might die from suicide, overdose or alcohol abuse, triggered by the uncertainty and unemployment caused by the pandemic.
Although mental health services continued largely uninterrupted in areas with low levels of the coronavirus, behavioral health care workers in areas hit hard by COVID-19 were overburdened.