a man thinking about mental illness awareness week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

As October approaches, people across the country are preparing to recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week. Every year since 1990, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has made an effort to bring awareness of the struggles of mental illness. Congress established the first full week in October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year the…

a woman suffering from the effects of designer drugs

Long-Term Effects of Designer Drugs

Designer drugs, or synthetic drugs, are human-made substances that imitate naturally-occurring, mind-altering drugs like marijuana. Research into the dangers and effects of designer drugs is ongoing, but we already know that synthetic substance abuse is associated with severe consequences. It would be best if you tried to learn more about designer drug abuse and how…

Risks of Self-Medicating with Marijuana

Millions of Americans live with debilitating chronic pain every day of their lives. In fact, many admit to having chronic pain that interfered with daily living activities. With so few options, these people turn to long-term opioid use or start self-medicating with marijuana. Even as more states legalize the medicinal use of marijuana, it is…

a doctor supporting a patient on World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 to create awareness of suicide worldwide. The statistics on global suicide are alarming. According to many treatment experts, hundreds of thousands of people die by their hand every year. That leaves behind millions of bereaved family members, friends, and loved ones. But suicides can be prevented.…