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Surprising Mental Illness Statistics

Mental health disorders are a significant issue in the U.S., affecting millions of people each year. Some of the most common mental disorders include anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. With all the information we have regarding these disorders, some recent mental illness statistics may surprise you. For instance, today, there…

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How to Practice Patience

Learning how to practice patience makes life easier and happier. Most people want their needs met immediately, but patience is essential when recovering from addiction since the process is never instant. Whether you’re the addict or it’s a loved one, the ability to stay sober depends on patience. You’ll need to focus on the bigger…

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In the Spotlight: Marc Wiltshire’s Recovery Story

Marc Wiltshire is the Director of Regional Alumni Services and Community Outreach for Amatus Recovery Centers’ Georgia facilities. Originally from New Jersey, Wiltshire comes from a family with a long history of addiction and recovery. His mother is a substance use and mental health counselor. His father passed away with more than 22 years of…

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In the Spotlight: Matt Bohannon at Blueprint Recovery Center

Matt Bohannon is a Behavioral Health Technician at Blueprint Recovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, Bohannon remembers that from an early age he had trouble fitting in with his peers. He experienced a lot of fear around what people thought of him. This anxiety is what first brought him to using…

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Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

Because I hang out with a lot of poets, I’ve learned that constraints can invite creativity. Poets may choose to write in a form, say a Sestina or Villanelle, that has very specific rules about repetition, amount of stanzas, etc. Often this opens up new ideas. The limitations push people to new forms of creativity.