Death of Amy Winehouse Reveals Dangers of Co-Occurring Disorders

Amy Winehouse suffered from the co-occurring disorders of alcohol abuse and bulimia nervosa. Thus, her death as a result of the deadly combination of these occurring disorders was not surprising. Still, as one of the great singers of her generation, the death of Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) to alcohol toxicity …

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Heath Ledger’s Prescription Drug Abuse Equals A Wake-Up Call

Prescription drug abuse killed Heath Ledger, and his accidental drug overdose and addiction to prescription drugs needs to be a national wake-up call for teenagers and their parents. As prescription drug overdose becomes more common, the death of a major celebrity like Heath Ledger can be used as a lighthouse leading to recovery. Ultimately, the …

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Reactive Attachment Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is attachment disorder; it is a somewhat rare mental health disorder that affects between one to six percent of the population. It is developed in early childhood (before the age of 3) when a child fails to form a healthy emotional attachment to his/her primary caregiver, which in many circumstances would …

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5 Documentaries About Mental Health on Netflix

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. It is important to be educated around these prevalent illnesses. Check out these five documentaries on Netflix that discuss mental health issues from a variety of perspectives.

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8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

Whether you’re in the mood for a light family comedy or a hard-hitting documentary on important topics, such as substance abuse, Netflix has you covered. If you are looking for the latter, here are eight documentaries about the drug trade, the effects of drugs, and stories of recovery.

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Type A and Type B Traumas Defined

Many teens that suffer from addiction or a mental health issue have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Trauma is defined as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience” and it falls into one of two types of trauma—Type A or Type B. This concept, which was introduced by the Life Model is helping many …

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