Young Adult Failure to Launch: What Is It and Who’s the Culprit?

In many ways, Zach is a typical 19-year old.  He plays video games with his friends online, chats with girls on social media, and binge eats pizza and junk food.  He also spends the bulk of his day getting high on marijuana and avoiding his mother’s increasingly apprehensive questions about college application deadlines. You see, despite having graduated high school over a year and a half ago, Zach has yet to make any real decisions about his future.  He has very little interest in entertaining his parents’ goal for him to attend college. He often wishes he had extra money…

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10 Strategies for Coping with Mental Illness as a Mom

Parenting comes with its share of highs and lows, good days and bad days. The task of growing a tiny human into a full-sized contributing-to-society adult is no small challenge. Whether you had children old or young, parenting demands nonstop balance of your own needs with your child’s. This balancing act becomes all the more precarious when you are a parent with a mental illness. Acknowledging the Challenges One of the most common fears for mothers with mental illness is the potential risk of their children developing a psychiatric disorder. In fact, disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar…

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Top 10 Warning Signs of a Relapse And Tips For Dealing This

A drug rehab program doesn't just focus on patients who are initially coming into the facility once they hit rock bottom. 3 continuously monitor patients to assist in the event a patient relapses. The program wants to build a strong bond with the patient to help him or her to success throughout the rest of life. The patient must be able to recognize the signs of a relapse though in order to receive the treatment he or she needs when he or she needs it most. What is a Relapse? A relapse is any return to the use of alcohol…

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