Depression can be inhibiting and invigorate addiction. It affects over 15 million adults every year in the US. Mindful practices, counseling services, and your loved ones will be there for you as you navigate through your feelings of depression. Learn how you can better your mental health and strengthen your recovery.
Mental Health

How to Know if Therapy is Working

Becoming self-aware is one of the biggest signs of progress in therapy. Read about steps you can take to see if therapy is working for you.

Toxic Positivity: The Problem with Constantly Searching for the Silver Lining

Here's why "looking on the bright side" can become damaging to your emotional well-being and harm relationships.
Mental Health

How Opposite Action Works for Me and May Work for You

Sometimes the best thing to do is the opposite of what you want to do. Find out how opposite action can help you when your emotions are getting the best of you.
Mental Health

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as comorbidity, occur when a person has a substance use disorder and another mental health issue.
Drug Addiction

Why Smoking Marijuana Is Especially Dangerous During the Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, marijuana use has increased. We discuss why this is happening and the risks of smoking this drug when it comes to COVID-19.
Drug Addiction

How To Maintain Sobriety After Loss

Grief is a natural response to a major loss, but it is also one of the most common relapse triggers. Learning how to manage your grief is critical to maintaining your sobriety.
Mental Health

Why Taking Care of Your Mental Health Is Essential to Your Recovery

Mental health and addiction often go hand in hand. Understanding how and why is critical to safeguarding your recovery. In this article, Mountainside clinician Meg Currie shares mental health tips to help you avoid relapse.
Mental Health

5 Ways to Tackle Seasonal Depression

Have you been feeling a bit down lately? If so, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Learn what you can do to combat the symptoms.
Mental Health

How to Stop Feeling So Hopeless

Have you been experiencing signs of hopelessness? Don’t let these feelings take over, there are tangible steps you can take to begin feeling stronger about yourself and your situation.

How to Stay Sober After Losing Someone

When you lose someone close to you, you may be tempted to fall back into your addiction. Brian McManus, who was nearly a decade of sobriety under his belt, shares how he's dealt with loss in recovery.
Mental Health

Every 40 Seconds, Suicide Takes a Life

Individuals struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction are more likely to attempt suicide than those without substance use disorders. Learn how to recognize suicide warning signs and what you can do to help someone in need.
Mental Health

Is It Sadness, or Is It Depression?

Sadness and depression are often thought to be the same. Here’s why this misconception is harmful and how you can distinguish depression from the blues.