CHAT WITH US
GET HELP NOW

Blog

Woman on phone, how does social media affect mental health

How Does Social Media Affect Mental Health?

Social Media Affects Our Mental Health This isn’t news to most people. Most of us have experienced how social media affects our mental health through photos of happy families who never seem to bicker—ever. We’ve likely seen air-brushed, filtered photos of celebrities claiming to look “natural.” And, few of us have avoided cyberbullying, even if …

How Does Social Media Affect Mental Health? Read More »

Couple dealing with trauma in relationship

Is Trauma Hindering Your Relationships?

You don’t have to be a mental health professional to know trust issues, anxiety, insecurity, shame and disassociation are bad for relationships. If these same patterns of behavior, however, are common for an individual dealing with a past traumatic event or series of events, how does someone navigate trauma recovery and relationships? In some surprisingly …

Is Trauma Hindering Your Relationships? Read More »

Stressed woman, wondering "What is a mental breakdown?"

What’s a Mental Breakdown? Stress in Our Modern World

“I’m on the brink of a mental breakdown.” Do mental or nervous breakdowns really exist? More importantly, if these breakdowns happen, how do you recover? And, how did these terms become so commonplace in our vernacular? Finally, if breakdowns are real, then how do you know when you reach the breaking point? Are there clues …

What’s a Mental Breakdown? Stress in Our Modern World Read More »

Man in therapy session for men's mental health

Men’s Mental Health: Getting Honest with Emotions

We’d all like to think that stigmas around men’s mental health and emotions are shifting for the better. Continually, however, we are reminded how much further we have to go. In a letter to the editor published in Ohio in July 2021, a 12-year-old girl called out an announcer at a July 4th parade for …

Men’s Mental Health: Getting Honest with Emotions Read More »

Illustration of man feeling guilt and shame in addiction recovery

Letting Go of the Past: How to Heal Guilt in Sobriety

Guilt in sobriety threatens to derail recovery when mishandled. Often, it’s shame, guilt’s evil twin, which takes recovering folks down. And guilt can morph into shame if you aren’t careful. According to Brené Brown, a renowned shame and vulnerability researcher, the difference between guilt and shame is simple in theory. “Shame is a focus on …

Letting Go of the Past: How to Heal Guilt in Sobriety Read More »

Edward Cole talks ‘environment of care’ during COVID-19

Ed Cole, Environment of Care Director at The Ranch Pennsylvania, carries 13 years of mental health and substance abuse therapy experience. To Ed, empowering and supporting his clients through their recovery journey is the most meaningful aspect of his role.   In 2018, he joined The Ranch Pennsylvania team as a primary therapist before transitioning …

Edward Cole talks ‘environment of care’ during COVID-19 Read More »

Mental Disorders from Drug Use

Can you get mental disorders from drug use? In some situations, the answer is yes. Drug and alcohol use can worsen preexisting mental health disorders. In addition to this, drugs and alcohol can cause the onset of these disorders. Some people use drugs to hide their underlying mental health concerns because they do not know …

Mental Disorders from Drug Use Read More »

Addiction Treatment for First Responders

Police, firefighters, along with the men and women that work as paramedics, face some of the most challenging jobs today. They are at a higher risk for developing alcohol and drug abuse simply because of the emotional and physical trauma they suffer. Addiction treatment for first responders is available, customized, and possible. You can restore …

Addiction Treatment for First Responders Read More »

Scroll to Top