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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In many communities, it’s an opportunity to participate in local events and activities that promote mental wellness. It’s also an ideal time to examine the way your own thoughts impact your quality of life. Many Americans struggle with conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma disorder, and more. Sadly, instead…

a woman practices good nutrition in addiction recovery

The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Proper nutrition is often overlooked in discussions about substance abuse recovery. The focus tends to be on detoxification, therapy, support groups, etc. While all of those things are crucial to recovery, true health cannot be achieved without nutritional balance. Chronic substance use depletes valuable nutrients that optimize our body’s ability to function properly. It also…

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Anorexia Nervosa: Harmful and Deadly Addictive Behavior

Eating disorders are classified as addictive behaviors that are linked to underlying mental health conditions. Anorexia is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by unrelenting self-starvation and life-threatening weight loss. People that suffer from anorexia experience: A failure to maintain minimal body weight Fear of gaining weight or becoming fat Disturbances in perception of shape or…

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Spreading Awareness About National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 6th through the 12th, 2020. During this time, we want to give you the support, guidance, and information you need to help yourself or to help those you love who may be struggling. At Fort Behavioral Health, we believe suicide prevention is an ongoing need every day of the year. We’re here for…