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.

When Mental Worry Becomes Physical: Somatization

There is no question that chronic anxiety and stress can result in various physical and mental health consequences. While anxiety...

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Surfing & the Benefits to Mental Health

Surfing uniquely bridges mental health disorders' toll on mind, body, and spirit. The sea, the sun, the air - something...

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The Dangers Of Self-Medicating

Self-medicating refers to the use of a substance or medicine to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions and symptoms. Most commonly,...

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How to Identify the Best-Fit Treatment Center for You

Making the decision to benefit from either mental health or substance use treatment is a monumental step in the right...

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What to Do When Your New Medication Brings Your Life to a Halt

Despite what people may think, medication is not a temporary or quick fix for distressing mental health symptoms. As every...

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The Benefits of Nature on Your Mental Health

Nature provides incredible healing properties for physical and mental health. However, society recognizes technology and social media as the primary...

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High-Functioning Borderline Personality Disorder Test & Guide

Contents Self-Test Types of BPD Signs of BPD Causes & Risk Factors Untreated High-Functioning BPD High-Functioning BPD Diagnosis Treatments High-Functioning...

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An Overview of Behavioral Therapies

There are many types of therapeutic interventions available to help treat mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Most treatment...

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Coping With Your Loved One’s Mental Health

Despite mental health disorders being increasingly common and normalized, it does not make watching your loved one struggle with their...

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What Is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatized and stereotyped mental health disorders. These stigmas are derived from decades of misconceptions...

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Dating in Addiction Recovery

For those of you in recovery, the topic of dating may be exhausting to even think about. Before you started...

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Sports & Mental Health

Contents Sports PsychiatryHow Do Sports Affect Mental Health?The Athletic PersonalitySexuality & Gender IssuesBullying in SportsPain & InjuriesSigns of Mental Health...

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What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring condition, is when a mental health disorder and substance use disorder occur...

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Who Is at Risk for Developing an Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic condition characterized by compulsive drug seeking and using behavior. Addiction is a brain disorder that causes...

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The Benefits of Transitional Residential Care

Mental health and addiction recovery treatment may seem like an overwhelming experience for those that have not received professional support...

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The Causes of PTSD

Dealing with trauma is not uncommon. It is subjective and affects every person differently. While the impact of trauma may...

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How to Break a Trauma Bond

Contents What is a Trauma Bond?Signs of a Trauma BondStages of Trauma BondingHow to Leave a Trauma Bonded RelationshipLong-Term Healing...

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Why Social Support Is Essential in Recovery

Life is not meant to be experienced alone. Friends, family, romantic relationships, and a sense of community all play essential...

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What Is the Humanistic Therapy Treatment Approach?

Mental health treatment is becoming increasingly individualized for clients. This is significant because it means treatment centers acknowledge that not...

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How to Challenge Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts affect all of us from time to time. They are the voices inside our heads telling us we...

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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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