Our blog regularly posts new content about topics related to the treatment of mental health disorders, substance use, and ongoing recovery. We gear each post toward individuals undergoing or contemplating treatment and their loved ones. Education is an integral part of recovery, which is why we present topics about navigating everyday life before, during, and after treatment. Learn how to overcome challenges using new skills and resources.

Get Outside and Get Healthy This Spring!

Nothing lifts the spirits like a breath of fresh spring air. Spring is finally here! It is time to trade...

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Spirituality, Inner Peace, and Well-Being

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose."...

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Children of Parents With Substance Abuse Issues or in Recovery

As a person with children undergoes substance abuse treatment, parenting obligations do not stop. When hearing of such a journey,...

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Why Do I Have Mood Swings All the Time?

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing anyone says or does makes you happy? If you are...

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Psychotic Disorders, Symptoms, and Treatments

Psychotic disorders comprise serious mental health conditions that affect a person's ability to think and communicate clearly. Psychosis comes from...

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Do I Have Social Anxiety?

Some people are the life of the party and don't know a stranger. However, some people aren't as bold in...

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Staying Sober When Everyone Around You Drinks

Congratulations on your journey thus far. You have arrived at this very moment in this space to be recognized for...

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Is It Okay if I Enjoy Being Alone?

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Most people go through life searching for other people...

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Spring Is Almost Here and Nature Awaits

As a species, we need nature now more than ever. With screen time increasing, and disconnection rearing its face, now...

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The LGBTQIA+ Community and Mental Health and Wellness

Everyone has a sexual orientation and a gender identity; however, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning,...

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Bipolar Disorder and Manic and Depressive Episodes

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder and a serious mental health condition that can present with manic or depressive episodes....

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What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

Many of us deal with multiple mental health issues. For example, people undergoing addiction treatment may be struggling with co-occurring...

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Meditation and Holistic Wellness

"Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself."...

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When a Friend or Loved One Interferes With Your Recovery

 We all have relatives and friends who overshare, over-indulge, over-compensate, and overstep our privacy boundaries. Overstepping may sometimes thwart our...

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Most people usually confuse post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI). However, PTSD is a mental health condition...

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Bipolar Disorder Test and Guide

Contents Self-TestWhat is Bipolar Disorder?Bipolar SymptomsTypes of Bipolar DisordersRisk Factors of BipolarTreatments Bipolar Disorder Guide People who suffer from bipolar...

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When the Pursuit of Happiness Seems Elusive, Can Therapy Help?

"Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." – Aristotle. Aristotle knew how...

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Is Your Gambling Out of Control?

Are you preoccupied with the thought of your next gambling adventure? Have you spent money on gambling instead of paying...

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Why Vacations Are So Important to Our Well-Being

Earl Wilson once said, "A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking."...

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The Elderly: Forgotten, Dismissed, and the Associated Mental Health Issues

We can learn a lot from our seniors. But, of course, some of us are already seniors. We can attest...

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We Want You
to Succeed

Educating yourself about mental health and substance use topics can decrease the risk of complications or relapse. We want you to succeed at regaining control of your life. We design each of our blog posts to provide valuable information about ways to heal and recover.

The more you know, the easier it will be to get the help you need. Learn more about our facility or services by contacting SoCal Mental Health at (949) 502-2041.

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