Category: Recovery

What to Expect During Your First Therapy Session

Therapy is an incredible resource for anyone looking to improve their life. You don’t have to experience mental illness to seek help from a therapist; you’re always welcome in therapy, no matter what you’re dealing with. Perhaps you experienced an unexpected life-altering event such as being laid off from your job or the loss of

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Breaking Free from Darkness: Jordan’s Lifeskills Journey

Meet Jordan, a Lifeskills alumni, who courageously shares his remarkable journey of transformation. From a place of despair, Jordan found hope, healing, and a renewed sense of purpose at Lifeskills. Before Lifeskills: A Desperate Struggle Before I got to Lifeskills, I was in a pretty bad place. Emotionally, I was empty and wanted to kill

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Anna E’s Journey of Transformation with Lifeskills Treatment Center

Discovering Lifeskills: A Glimmer of Hope Before coming to Lifeskills, Anna E’s life was a whirlwind of turmoil and distress. While pursuing her master’s degree, she faced anxiety attacks, academic threats, and an unhealthy relationship with food. Mental abuse in her academic environment pushed her to the brink, resulting in her isolation from the college

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How to Help a Friend with Borderline Personality Disorder

Do you have a friend or other loved one with borderline personality disorder (BPD)? If you’ve known them for a while, you understand the unpredictability and turmoil that are characteristic of the condition. If you’re just learning about their condition, though, you may not be familiar with their often challenging symptoms. Living with borderline personality

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Why Should I Choose a Treatment Center Over Alternative Medicine?

Alternative therapeutic approaches have grown increasingly popular over the past decade. Offerings like equine therapy, reiki, acupuncture, and yoga have made their way into many mental health treatment plans. While there are some benefits to holistic mental health treatment services, none of them can fully replace the need for evidence-based treatment. Holistic mental health treatment

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Are There Coping Mechanisms for Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is still a widely misunderstood condition. Stereotypes and stigma abound, and many believe that people with schizophrenia are something to fear. While there is no known cure for the condition, there are many things that help with schizophrenia. People living with the disorder have a range of resources available that can let them know

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How to Cope with Suicidal Ideation

The reality of suicide is a difficult conversation, but starting it is so important for prevention.  Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24.1 Suicide and suicidal ideation are often the result of untreated mental health conditions. Opening the door for dialogue is the

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How to Practice Radical Acceptance

Think about how many times you frown or smile every day. As different events occur and moods change seemingly every hour, the only constant in life is the present moment you live in. So why attach yourself to a mistake or situation you could’ve done better when there is the potential for better decisions every

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How to Get Rid of Negative Thinking

If you poll 100 people and ask them what they think their greatest enemy to their personal success is, most of them would say that it’s their own mind. Negative thinking and thought patterns can stop our progress before we even begin moving towards our goals. When the little voice in your head constantly tells

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