Embracing stress awareness month

Embracing Stress Awareness Month to Benefit Your Mental Health

Each April, mental health professionals commemorate Stress Awareness Month. During this time, people everywhere can learn more about how stress impacts mental health, what proper stress handling looks like, and how to get help if they don’t cope well. Our Amatus Recovery Centers team wants people to be more aware of the connection between Stress…

What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health refers to the way that behaviors impact mental, physical, and emotional well-being. This can include anything from eating and drinking habits to mental health challenges and much more. The term “behavioral health” is often used interchangeably with mental health; while behavioral health includes mental health, they are not the same thing. Mental health…

a girl contemplates self harm

The Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is National Self-Harm Awareness Month, which brings to the forefront a topic that people don’t always want to talk about. However, self-harm is more common than many may realize. Fifteen percent of college students and seventeen percent of adolescents in one survey stated they engaged in self-harm. Incidents of self-harm drop off in adulthood,…

a woman asks what is dual diagnosis treatment

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

If you are considering addiction treatment in a program like those offered by Amatus Recovery Centers, you probably have come across the term “dual diagnosis treatment.” Today, medical science has a better understanding of substance abuse disorders. There is a direct connection between substance abuse and mental health issues. Dual diagnosis treatment is a method…