After living in a household for most of my life with a family member who was suffering from severe Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), I understand the emotional roller coaster that accompanies the condition. It was only over the last couple
What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack is an abrupt onset of intense fear and/or discomfort that can include at least four of the following symptoms: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, sensations of
Peer supporters have walked a road through trauma, addiction, mental health conditions or other disabilities. We have made it to another side. On the road, we gained experiential knowledge – understanding you can’t learn from a textbook. Our stories give
Stress and trauma can make it difficult to sleep, leading to insomnia and other sleep struggles. Among adults whose sleep is affected by stress, more than half say stress makes them worry about falling asleep at night. Seven out of
It’s just the same, only different In recent weeks, this space has seen much discussion around the topic of self-advocacy. It seems a proverbial squeaky wheel that requires constant greasing in our heavy duty, high demand lives. And as such,
by Ashley Sargent, CMWN Board Member Recently, sexual assault, rape, and the physical traumas women and men are forced to endure has become a common topic in news and conversation. While I am grateful that we as a society are
Let’s roll As readers of this blog probably already know, I am a big fan of wellness tools. Cooking, knitting, walking, and talking are just a few examples of wellness tools one may use everyday. Some of my favorite wellness
by David Bowen, CMWN intern I am living with a mental health condition. I feel that I need to advocate for myself or I will not have a normal life like everybody else. I consider myself as normal, but in
Ever get that feeling that we have something in common? Does it ever seem like at least one of us has been here before? Chances are, you’re right. We can put this common knowledge and experience to good use somewhere.
Welcome, dear readers to Wellness Tool Wednesday! I want to start this first offering of our newly introduced topic by asking, how are you today? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Take your time if you need some. It seems simple, right?