Category Archives: Addiction

When ‘Worry’ is Something to Worry About

Come on! We all worry at times. Am I going to be late? Did I remember to lock the back door? Am I going to run out of gas? Are the kids ok? How did I do on the test? … Continue reading

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Anyone can Experience PTSD

I have posted about this before. When we hear ‘PTSD’ (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), most of us think about military veterans. But in truth, trauma can happen to anyone in a multitude of day-to-day situations. This ‘Letter to the Editor’ … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Programs Struggle

It is a sad day when we learn that another Equine Therapy Program will be closing their doors. Wisconsin’s CHAP program has reached the sad conclusion that they can not continue to provide services. We know the struggles of implementing … Continue reading

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Why an Increase in Mental Health Issues for Millennials?

Millennials are typically described as those born in the 1980s through the early 2ooo’s.  That make them in their late-teens through their early 30’s today. And yes, we are seeing a rise in reports of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts … Continue reading

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How Lack of Sleep Impacts Mental Health

We all know that we can become irritable and don’t function as well if we do not get enough sleep. But for some people dealing with chronic sleep issues, it is much more serious. It may be that they struggle … Continue reading

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Medication Alone May Not be Enough

Today there are a myriad of different medications available to treat most medical conditions including mental health issues. But time after time we hear clients and their caregivers lament that the medication they/their child/teen are taking does not seem to … Continue reading

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PTSD Not Just a Veterans’ Issue

Yes, it is not surprising that many Veterans return home with PTSD. They have often lived through and witnessed terrible situations. However, many of us have had traumatic things happen in our lives. From the sudden loss of a parent … Continue reading

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College Offers Many Challenges

Winter break will be finishing up soon and college kids around the country will be going back to campus. They have enjoyed a respite with friends and family and at this point know how they are doing academically. Perhaps all … Continue reading

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Anxiety Does Not Get Better

Sometimes we are able to ‘out grow’ fears, such as a childhood fear of the dark. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and when anxiety goes untreated, little by little, it can narrow a persons life down till they … Continue reading

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What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation???

Through work with horses, Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy provides social, emotional and behavioral growth and learning as well as a mental health intervention called Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), but what the heck is that?! I found this really good explanation and … Continue reading

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