Overeating and Substance Abuse

This blog post is an excerpt from the Healthy Sense of Self Guided Journal. Check it out here for more thoughts to inspire peace within and around the world.  Here’s your cheap, effective remedy against overeating and substance abuse: We tend to want to eat and drink after work, as a sort of reward for the…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year more than 800,000 people die by suicide, which corresponds to 1 death every 40 seconds, according to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). In an effort to help raise awareness in hopes of lowering these numbers, the IASP initiated World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2003. Today, we do our part in contributing by…

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Bipolar Disorder

It’s hard to explain: a mental illness is something that you’ll only understand when you’ve experienced it for yourself. However, U.K.-based artist Toby Allen is trying to make it just a little easier on everyone (including himself) to understand what mental illnesses like anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder are like by illustrating them as monsters.…

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Happy Labor Day!

From all of us at HEALTHYSENSEOFSELF to all of you enjoying the day off or working away, we wish you a happy and enjoyable Labor Day!    

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Internet Addiction

Between cell phones, laptops, tablets and now even smart watches, we literally carry technology with us at all times, and it’s starting to cause some serious problems. In 2008, the American Journal of Psychiatry posted an editorial suggested that Internet addiction be included in the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), “the so-called Bible of the…

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Addiction Recovery

When the Chief Operating Officer at the Aletheia House, a substance abuse treatment center in Birmingham, did a simple search for apps on her phone, Gloria Howard found more than 700 aimed at assisting those suffering from various types of addictions. The residential and outpatient facility already uses social media outlets like Facebook to connect with…

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When the news broke that Josh Duggar sexual abused his sisters and used the Ashley Madison site, we, like many, were surprised and left with many questions. Why did a man who grew up in a family with such conservative values end up behaving in this outlandish way? Could it be that strict parenting causes children to…

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Recovery Month

HEALTHYSENSEOFSELF’s activities are part of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This year, HEALTHYSENSEOFSELF will be observing Recovery Month by raising awareness of related issues through our content. The Substance Abuse and Mental…

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Back to School

The end of August means two things: pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and kids are heading back to the classroom. The latter of the two tends to be just a little more stressful. The process can be made easier with just a touch of preparation, however. To help make your family’s transition as smooth as possible,…

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