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.

Understanding Why You Are Overeating

One of life's great pleasures is good food. Throughout life, we associate food with family and celebration. Consequently, overeating is...

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Recognizing Narcissistic Behavior and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissism is an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one's physical appearance. It is healthy and normal for...

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Is Winter Getting You Down?

Aristotle said, "To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold." This quote...

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Mental Health Challenges Due to Loneliness

Most of us take for granted chatting with a loved one over breakfast about the affairs of the coming or...

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Distorted Self-Image

Contents What is a Distorted Self-Image?How Many People are Affected by a Distorted Self-Image?What Causes Distorted Self-Image?What are the Signs...

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For Parents Struggling With Mental Health

As parents, we want the best of everything for our children. Today's parents juggle a lot to care for family;...

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Finding Meaning in Recovery

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "To be yourself in a world constantly trying to make you something else is the...

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How Can Music Impact Mental Health?

Debasish Mridha said, "Music can heal wounds that medicine cannot touch." Listening to music can affect a human in many...

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Learning to Accept a Loss of Control in Addiction

Acceptance moves us forward in life. Most of us revere our autonomy, our freedoms, and our independence. We want and...

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What Is Sleep Hygiene and How Does It Impact Recovery?

The Dalai Lama once said, "Sleep is the best meditation." The Dalai Lama sure had it right, did he not?...

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What Are Self-Destructive Behaviors?

The types of self-destructive behaviors run the gamut from seemingly harmless actions like compulsive shopping to dangerous and sometimes fatal...

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The Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Sometimes, talking things over with a trusted friend or loved one can help you feel stronger and think more clearly....

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How Can a Family Program Influence Treatment and Recovery?

Mental health issues and substance abuse does not only affect an individual; it also affects that person's family and friends....

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What is Complex PTSD?

Contents Self-Test What is C-PTSD Symptoms of Complex PTSD What can Trigger Complex PTSD What is the Difference Between Complex...

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Normal vs. Abnormal Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion that involves feelings of fear, uneasiness, stress, and nervousness. Like any emotion, feelings of anxiety have...

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Is My Childhood Trauma Still Affecting Me?

More often than not, mental health disorders – and the associated distressing symptoms they can cause – develop from unresolved...

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How to Host an Effective Intervention for a Loved One

Unfortunately, mental health disorders are not uncommon. In the United States alone, nearly one in five adults have a mental...

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What Does Drug Use Do to the Brain?

There is no question that since alcohol is a legal substance, much of our society socially accepts drinking-related and other...

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Childhood Trauma

Contents What is Trauma?Adverse Childhood ExperiencesHow Does Childhood Trauma Affect Adults?Long-Lasting Effects of Childhood TraumaEffective TreatmentsChildhood Trauma Treatment in Orange...

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What Is Emotional Regulation?

Emotions are a normal part of the human experience. They are important because emotions affect how we behave and impact...

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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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