Month: October 2017

5 Reasons Why It’s Not Too Late for Rehab

If you are reading this, you have come to a point when you are thinking about a way out. It could be for you or for someone you care about – both ways; it’s the best step forward. Alcohol and drug addiction have ruined not just lives but whole communities and nations. While the reasons are many and only a few are applicable to you, the path with drug and substance abuse always leads to the same dead end. It’s never too late to start thinking about getting back on track and here are some pretty good reasons for...

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Recognizing Depression in Older People [Infographic]

Depression and mental illness was for so long perceived as a taboo subject, but in recent years it has become discussed far more openly than ever before. A lot of attention has focused on depression in teenagers and young adults, although it’s a medical condition that affects people of all ages. Many seniors across the country live with depression every day, but we may be totally oblivious to their anguish. One of the main reasons why elderly depression is so common and yet so hidden is because we don’t know about it. With so many senior citizens living alone,...

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What You Can Learn From The Opioid Epidemic

Opioid dependency is a severe health crisis with epidemic proportion in the U.S. Once considered only to affect military veterans, it has now spread to all sections of our society. Millions of people especially the elderly are affected by this scourge. Opioids are used to relieve pain and sometimes prescribed during dental procedures, surgery, and treatment of injuries. They prescribe them to people with chronic illness like cancer. Prescribed opioids can become addictive when stolen or misused for recreational purpose. Below is what you can learn from the opioid crisis. The most common opioids include heroin, morphine, and painkillers....

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A Guilty Conscience Can Hurt You Physically and Mentally

“There’s no problem so awful, that you can’t add some guilt to it and make it even worse.” This line is from Bill Watterson’s beloved comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. Although meant to be funny, there is some truth to this statement. Nobody likes having a guilty conscience. It can be one of the most challenging things in your life. You might want to consider how to end this predicament. One way people resolve their guilty consciences is by looking toward righting the wrongs. Sometimes, people seek to rectify wrongs even when they have not created such wrongs themselves. But...

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Understanding the Causes of Suicide and Spotting Early Warning Signs

According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 800 000 people die by suicide each year, which represents one death every 40 seconds. Globally, men are at a greater risk of death by suicide than women, who have higher rates of attempted suicide. In the past, elderly males were the group at greatest risk of death by suicide. Rates among young people are increasing to such an extent, however, that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of both developed and developing countries. This is especially worrying when one considers that the number of elderly...

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