Archive for August 2019

How to Help Someone With Depression

how to help someone with depression

Depression is a common but serious mental illness that comes with many negative emotional and physical symptoms. Depression can affect a person’s ability to enjoy life and function at work or school, and it can even be life-threatening if left untreated. Just as depression saps enjoyment from life, watching someone you love experience depression can […]

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Shame vs. Guilt

shame vs guilt

While you may use shame and guilt to describe your feelings interchangeably, there’s a big difference between the two. Guilt can help you understand how your actions impact others, but shame is an inward-facing emotion that reflects how you feel about yourself. During Recovery, guilt can help you move forward while shame keeps you stuck […]

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What Is Positive Self-Talk?

What is Positive Self-Talk

All of us keep a running dialogue with ourselves throughout the day. Whether it’s personal commentary, thoughts on life, the circumstances of your day or something else, you have the opportunity to fill your day with positive self-talk. Instead of continuing a pattern of negative self-talk, break the cycle and learn how you can change […]

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How Life Changes After Rehabilitation

how life changes after rehabilitation

You finally did it. Finishing a rehabilitation program is something to celebrate as some of your worst hardships are behind you. Walking out of the doors of a treatment center offers a clean slate and the opportunity to build a positive life in the real world. Planning for all the ways life changes after rehabilitation […]

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What Is Anxiety?

what is anxiety

Anxiety disorders can impact anyone at any time. Sometimes a stressful event can cause anxiety symptoms such as a deteriorating personal relationship or a struggle with addiction. Other times, anxiety can come from telling yourself the worst will happen, and sometimes, you may not even know why you feel anxious. 7 Summit Pathways can help […]

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