Depression

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

Getting Over the Winter Blues: 6 Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Depression

For people in addiction recovery, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can pose a dangerous risk for relapse. Learn what you can do.
Recovery

What to Do When You Miss Your Addiction

At a certain point in recovery, a person may feel distanced enough from addiction that they begin to romanticize past substance abuse habits. Use these tips to avoid relapse.
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.
Recovery

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

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.
Family Wellness

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Your Mental Health

Talking to your friends and family about your mental health isn't always easy. Here are some tips to help you have this important conversation and get the support you need.
Family Wellness

9 Ways You Can Help Someone Struggling with Depression

Like addiction, depression is a disease that can disrupt a person’s quality of life. Learn what you should and shouldn’t do to help a loved one cope with it.
Blog

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Need to Know About Your Winter Blues

10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs during specific times of the year. Learn how to spot signs of SAD and how to combat this disorder.
Mental Health

What Are Common Signs of Mental Illness in Addiction?

Addressing mental health concerns is an important part of addiction treatment. Lisa Westerson, Assistant Clinical Director at Mountainside treatment center, shares common signs of mental illness and what you should do if you recognize these signs.
Recovery

Chester Bennington’s Death Shines Light on the Importance of Mental Health

Chester Bennington’s suicide has many people talking about addiction and mental health. Learn about the singer’s life and how he and his music inspired others.