woman struggles with mental health in the winter

Maintaining Mental Health During the Winter

The winter blues are somewhat common. While many people feel a bit unmotivated or uninspired during the winter months, these feelings are more profound for others. In this case, a person may be struggling with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is a mental health disorder that can interfere with day to day life, activities,…

woman struggles with a benzo addiction

Identifying a Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a type of highly addictive sedative. These drugs are often prescribed to people who have insomnia, seizures, anxiety, or muscle pain. Yet, they are often misused, especially for those seeking the calming effect they tend to have on the central nervous system. Benzo addiction can be severe and even life-threatening. If…